Creativity and AI: A Powerful Match

In This Edition:

  • Articles related to creativity and AI — 

  • Resources: Three AI tools for teachers (GDPR approved!) — 
  • In-person Professional Learning: Create with Canva — 
  • Update – MAGIC! — 
  • Shortcut – adding text in Canva. 

Happy Wednesday, Vampires! 🦇

Today, the focus is on how creativity and AI can partner with powerful results. Artificial intelligence (AI) can be a powerful partner for human creativity, leading to exciting and novel results that wouldn’t develop if either were working alone. Instead of thinking about AI as replacing human creativity, it’s beneficial to examine ways that AI can be used as a tool to augment human creativity. Here’s a 2020 article from Forbes that asks: Can Machines And Artificial Intelligence Be Creative?

 

ARTICLES

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If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the new jargon in the AI realm, here is an article you might like: AI in Education: 8 Key Terms Teachers Need to Know.

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“There is tremendous apprehension about the potential of generative AI — technologies that can create new content such as text, images, and video — to replace people in many jobs. But one of the biggest opportunities generative AI offers is to augment human creativity and overcome the challenges of democratizing innovation.” Read more here: How Generative AI Can Augment Human Creativity

RESOURCEs

Important: Please always remember to check with Catalin Nicoara, our Data Protection Officer, before signing up to any online tools using your school email address. This includes Chrome extensions! A list of currently approved software can be found here.


Resources shared in the Tech Bytes newsletter have always been approved first, so feel free to explore the 3 tools below: 

Another day, another AI tool!

Thank you, Ashley, for this find… MagicSchool.ai is another tool built for teachers BY teachers. Designed to assist in many time-consuming tasks such as lesson planning, differentiation, feedback, and more. They hope “to help lighten the load, so teachers can save their energy for where they shine best—in the classroom, in front of students.” They have recently launched their YouTube Library – check it out!

Save hours of planning time

Try out LessonLab – “LessonLab uses artificial intelligence, specially trained on educational tasks, to minimise teacher workload and improve the learning experiences of your students.”

Have AI create presentations for you

SlidesAI will transform your text into a presentation. Just click on ‘Install SlidesAI for Google Slides’. Here is a handy how-to-use guide.

UPDATE

Canva’s NEW AI features

Get ready for some magic with exciting updates! Launching at Bucharest time 9am tomorrow (5th October). Add a reminder to your calendar about the launch here.

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Creativity + AI = Amazing! 

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Raise your Canva game – come play and learn the cool AI features (including the new ones!) of this powerful tool. Join Sarah H in the ES Makerspace for ‘Create with Canva’ on Thursday 12th October from 3:15 – 4pm. Add this event to your calendar. Make sure you are part of the AISB Canva world before you arrive.

SHORTCUT

Adding a text box in Canva has never been so easy!

Hit just one key (T) to create a text box, then Command + B to make that text bold.
 
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