Monday, March 20, 2023

AI Tools for Education

It is more than just the newest buzzword. AI (Artificial Intelligence) is something that has been improving for years. It is just now becoming so powerful that it is coming to the attention of so many. With the new advancements in machine learning, we are now able to do more than ever before. These programs can “create” in ways never possible. ChatGPT (one of the newest creations) can actually write poetry with rhyme, rhythm, and content if given a topic and type of pattern desired. It really is amazing! These tools may help educators and students, and at the same time force change in how we assess. Some of the writing created in these AI programs are no different than what your students create. This will cause us to rethink how we assign and assess writing projects! Check out some of the AI tools below. There are many many more available. These are just some of the quick and easy tools to explore.

Text Tools:

  1. ChatGPT 

    • This writing tool is amazing and can create essays, poetry, songs, stories, lesson plans, summaries, and almost anything you ask it to create. You will need an email and cell phone to create the required account. If you want a great list of educational uses for ChatGPT, check out this site!

  2. TinyWow 

    • Create short or long writing samples with this tool. Easy to use and no login is required. (My How-To Here)

  3. ChatPDF 

  4. Perplexity 

    • Ask any question and get a short answer, with included citations!

Image Tools:

  1. AutoDraw 

    • Anyone can be an artist with this tool. It turns your rough sketches into clipart-style images! (My How-To Here)

  2. Canva (Text to Image )

    • Enter in text and have Canva create an image for you! (My How-To Here)

  3. Scroobly 

    • Turn a blob into a moving creature using your webcam as the control.

  4. Scribble Diffusion 

  5. Magic Sketchpad 

    • Start a sketch and have the AI finish it depending on the item you choose from a dropdown list.

  6. Animated Drawings 

    • Take a paper drawing and make it animated with this tool. (My How-To here)

  7. DALL-E 2 

    • An AI system that can create realistic images and art from a description in natural language.
  8. Deep Nostalgia 

    • Bring photos of people to life. (A few are free, but then paid)

Games and Other Fun:

  1. Semantris 

    • Play a word game by making the AI guess a keyword from your description.

  2. Quick Draw 

    • You get a topic to draw and have the AI guess what you drew. FUN!

  3. Experiments with Google

    •  Here are Google’s experiments with AI tools. Take a look and see what cool things there are to explore!

This is just a partial list. There are many other AI tools out there to explore!

If you want these directions in a Document click HERE!

Monday, March 6, 2023

AI Art with Scribble Diffusion

Drawing is not my strong suit. Basically, I can’t even draw a symmetrical stick figure. Google has a great tool called AutoDraw (how-to here). It can make clipart-style images, but there is another tool that makes better photo/painting-style images from your sketches. Check out Scribble Diffusion to turn your chicken scratches into fine art!

Use AI to Create Fine Art:

  1. Head over to

  2. Draw a basic image of how you want your fine art laid out.

  1. Type in a basic description of what your image contains (Ex: a goofy owl).

  1. Click “Go” and let the magic happen.

  1. If you want something different, click “Go” again or edit your sketch or text description.

  1. Right-click on the image and click “Save image as” to treasure this forever. 

  2. If you want to start over click “Clear” and repeat the previous steps.

Here are examples of just hitting the “Go” button again:

Check out a video walkthrough here: Scribble Diffusion Walkthrough

Head over to and start creating!

If you want these directions in a Document click HERE!