Teacher Zach Kennelly uses the latest tools to teach his students. Magic school.ai. This is an online program that uses artificial intelligence to assist teachers and students.
“Essentially, this makes access to superior, high-level information easier for intellectual preparation, easier for students to get to, and for making information highly relevant. We can do that,” said Kennelly.
He picks up a topic, inputs it into the AI bot, sets the learning level, and the AI bot spews out a description. You can then have your students read it to learn the lessons and build on that foundation of knowledge.
“We’re working together as a community to really take advantage of this tool to make everyone more efficient over time,” says Kennelly.
Adeel Khan is a former teacher and principal from Colorado and the creator of magicshool.ai. He said his goal is to have a virtual assistant to help teachers with the most time-consuming and distracting tasks.
“It democratizes knowledge,” says Khan. “They (teachers) can go into this platform and say, ‘Oh, you can use it to draft a letter to your family. You can ask questions related to the text, so all the use cases that teachers can use are there.”
Then teachers will be more effective and students will learn more. Melissa Brito-Nunez, a fresh out of high school, says this has really helped her project on affordable health care.
“Instead of spending a lot of time researching, we used it to actually plan and execute,” she said.
However, she warns other students that this is a tool to keep them from cheating.
“Take everything AI says with a grain of salt and don’t let it hinder your own critical thinking,” Brito-Nunez said.
Zach Kennelly says this is just the beginning of AI, and familiarizing students with its use will prepare them for success.
“The most successful people are those who work with AI,” Kennelly said.
Magicschool.ai is free to use.