An Opportunity to Use MagicSchool with Students!

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Hi, Vampires! 🦇

We’ve got something exciting to share! Our team spent time exploring MagicSchool Student, and we think it has potential. Now, we want YOU to try it out and tell us what you think.

Here’s the deal: We believe exploring new tools is important. We’d love your feedback on how MagicSchool Student could enhance learning in your classrooms. We’re also mindful of privacy and safety, so share any concerns you have about those aspects.

Ready to give it a go? Below is how to access MagicSchool Student, along with tips for using it and details about its safety features.

Enjoy!

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Check Out Our MagicSchool Stats!

We’re thrilled about the adoption of MagicSchool AI at AISB!

If you haven’t tried it yet, check out this past edition of Tech Bytes for an introduction.

Our analytics show it’s already making a difference – see the stats below!

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And now…What is Magic School Student Edition?

Magic School Student Edition is like a personal AI study buddy for students, offering a range of incredible benefits:

  • Personalized Study Support: Students can ask questions about any subject and get clear, well-structured answers. This is perfect for homework help, understanding complex concepts, or even just exploring a topic out of curiosity.
  • Creative Writing Assistant: Struggling with writer’s block or need help brainstorming? Magic School can generate ideas, provide outlines, and even suggest different writing styles.
  • AI Literacy Development: By interacting with this powerful AI tool, students gain valuable AI literacy skills. Think of it as a new AI buddy that is completely monitored by the teacher and can support students in a myriad ways!

➡️ The video below, made for students, shows you exactly how it works:

Why Magic School Student Seems Safe to Use:

Aside from the fact that the teacher can fully monitor students’s use, here are a few other considerations:

  • Privacy and Content Filtering: Magic School has strong safeguards for student privacy, and its systems filter inappropriate or harmful content.
  • Responsible AI Education: The platform itself is an educational opportunity. By using Magic School Student thoughtfully, you’re teaching students how to interact with AI ethically and critically.
  • Ongoing Development: Magic School is constantly updated with improved safety measures and more robust student-focused features.

Purposeful Integration

Align Magic School tools with your curriculum and learning objectives.

Here are some ideas:

  • Brainstorming and Pre-Writing: Have students use Magic School to generate ideas for creative writing or research assignments.
  • Revision Support: Students can use the writing feedback tool to self-edit drafts, fostering independence.
  • Concept Exploration: Allow students to use Magic School to research topics and ask questions, deepening their understanding of complex subjects.

Introduce with Guidance:

Hold a class discussion on AI and its capabilities. Explain how Magic School can be a helpful tool but emphasize it cannot replace their own thinking.

Model how to write effective prompts to get the best results (be specific, provide context).

Highlight Critical Thinking: Teach students to evaluate AI-generated material. Encourage them to check for accuracy, identify bias, and always consider the information’s source. Cultivate a ‘human in the loop’ approach for ethical and effective AI use.

Set Clear Expectations:

Establish guidelines on when and how to use Magic School Student. Define what constitutes plagiarism or over-reliance on AI tools.

This presentation shows you every step for implementation:

BOOK RECOMMENDATION

Prof. Ethan Mollick’s new book is out, and we can’t recommend it enough. It’s only a 4.5-hour listen if you decide for the audiobook version, and it’s packed with insights educators can use to guide their AI-infused present.

In Co-Intelligence, Mollick urges us to engage with AI as co-worker, co-teacher, and coach. He assesses its profound impact on business and education, using dozens of real-time examples of AI in action. Co-Intelligence shows what it means to think and work together with smart machines, and why it’s imperative that we master that skill. 

Co-Intelligence: Living and Working with AI

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