Integrating AI
AI and Persuasion: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos Supports
AI and Persuasion: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos Supports

Why? This lesson on ethos, pathos, and logos equips students with the foundational skills of persuasive communication, crucial for both academic and real-world contexts. Understanding these rhetorical strategies enables students to critically analyze arguments and craft more compelling, well-rounded presentations or essays. Using an AI chatbot helps students better understand technology and how it can […]

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AI and Persuasion: Anticipating Objections
AI and Persuasion: Anticipating Objections

Why? A common element of persuasion is identifying possible objections or differing points of view, and then refuting or diminishing them. This lesson helps students with the challenging process of brainstorming likely objections. By mastering the skill of anticipating and addressing objections, students strengthen their own arguments and develop a deeper understanding of the topic […]

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“Show, Don’t Tell”: Indirect Characterization with AI Images
“Show, Don’t Tell”: Indirect Characterization with AI Images

Why? This lesson enriches students’ narrative writing skills by emphasizing the importance of “show, don’t tell,” a pivotal technique in engaging storytelling. It strengthens critical thinking and creativity, encouraging students to craft detailed, vivid character portrayals and analyze their peers’ work. Moreover, integrating AI image generation technology appeals to digital-native learners and visually demonstrates the […]

AI Literacy
What Are Sorting Algorithms?
What Are Sorting Algorithms?

Why? This sorting algorithm lesson is instrumental in fostering AI literacy among students, providing a foundational understanding of how algorithms operate. Algorithms are a core component of AI, used to organize and process information. By grasping these sorting mechanisms, students gain insights into the inner workings of online platforms, enhancing their comprehension of how content […]

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AI & Memes: Understanding Visual Humor
AI & Memes: Understanding Visual Humor

Why? This lesson immerses students in the rapidly evolving world of Artificial Intelligence, a field that is increasingly influential in many aspects of our lives. By exploring AI’s capabilities and limitations in image recognition and interpretation, students develop critical thinking skills, learning to navigate and analyze the intersection of technology and media. This lesson engages […]

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The World in 25 People: Global Proportions with AI
The World in 25 People: Global Proportions with AI

Why? This lesson, which scales down global demographics to the number of students in a specific classroom, aided by AI-generated text, is useful for a holistic educational experience, applying in several classes, including social studies, geography, math/statistics, and sociology. It cultivates a deeper understanding of global diversity and cultural empathy. Students benefit from visualizing demographic […]

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AI and the Economics of Prices
AI and the Economics of Prices

Why? Understanding the economics of pricing is useful for students as they navigate the world of consumerism, business, and personal finance. In this lesson, designed for a middle-school social studies course, we will explore pricing concepts with the help of generative AI. Using the analysis capabilities of AI, students will gain practical insights into how […]

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Illustrating Step-by-Step Processesusing AI Image Generators
Illustrating Step-by-Step Processesusing AI Image Generators

Why? This lesson introduces students to the practical applications of AI technology, building their AI literacy and understanding. This exposure to AI tools and their creative potential prepares students for the increasingly AI-driven world, where understanding and working with AI is a valuable skill. Furthermore, this lesson fosters critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving abilities, as […]

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Op-ed writing with AI
Op-ed writing with AI

Why? Writing op-eds, or argumentative opinion articles, can be a great way for students to practice backing up their opinions with facts and reasoning. Often, one of the most challenging parts of op-ed writing can be acknowledging and responding to an opposing point of view, or counterargument. In this lesson, an AI chatbot like ChatGPT […]

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Physical Education: Using AI to Enhance Fitness Routines
Physical Education: Using AI to Enhance Fitness Routines

Why? The purpose of this lesson is to empower high school students with the skills to leverage technology, specifically AI, to enhance their physical fitness routines. By engaging in creating a tailored warm-up routine with AI assistance, participating in a mile run focused on building endurance, and subsequently reflecting on the experience, students will not […]

AI Literacy, Integrating AI
Generating Art with AI
Generating Art with AI

Why? Because AI tools like MidJourney can assist in creating visually stunning artworks by manipulating existing images based on AI algorithms, they offer a fantastic medium for exploring art and fostering creativity in students. In this lesson, students are asked to brainstorm different visual themes or styles and use an AI to bring their artistic […]

AI Literacy, Integrating AI
Finding Your Writer’s Voice in the Age of AI
Finding Your Writer’s Voice in the Age of AI

Why? One of the biggest impacts of recent AI developments is the technology’s ability to produce human-like writing, leaving many to question whether there will still be a place for human writing in the future. However, it’s important to remember that writing is about more than producing coherent sentences. This lesson is designed to help […]

AI Literacy
Analyzing AI-Generated Essays
Analyzing AI-Generated Essays

Why? In a digital age where AI tools increasingly assist in content creation, understanding the nuances, strengths, and weaknesses of such content is vital. This lesson empowers students to critically evaluate AI-written essays, refining their analytical skills and deepening their understanding of effective essay writing. Materials Needed Time needed  Computers with internet access  Whiteboard and […]

AI Literacy
Analyzing AI-Generated Descriptions of Music History
Analyzing AI-Generated Descriptions of Music History

Why? Our understanding and teaching of music history can sometimes be narrowly defined by dominant narratives. This lesson not only highlights potential biases in AI-generated content but also sparks a broader conversation on making music education more inclusive, ensuring students appreciate the rich tapestry of global musical traditions. Materials Needed Time needed  Computers with internet […]

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Pulling Vocab Words from Writing Passages with ChatGPT
Pulling Vocab Words from Writing Passages with ChatGPT

Why? In this lesson, students use ChatGPT to locate and define grade-appropriate vocabulary words from a given text. By engaging with this lesson, students not only learn new words but also become adept at using technology as a learning tool. They are introduced to innovative methods of learning, harnessing the capabilities of AI to enhance […]

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Alternate Shakespeare Endings with AI
Alternate Shakespeare Endings with AI

Why? Because AI tools like ChatGPT are capable of mimicking the writing style of well-known authors, they can be a great tool for adapting or exploring alternatives to commonly-read works in class. In this lesson, students are asked to brainstorm alternate endings to Shakespeare’s works and use AI to see their ideas come to life.  […]

AI Literacy
AI Literacy in History Class
AI Literacy in History Class

Why? This lesson is designed to help students develop the skills to critically evaluate AI-generated content, fostering an informed and discerning approach to both historical narratives and emerging technologies. Materials Needed Time needed  Computers with internet access Whiteboard and markers or other place to record student responses Worksheet with guiding questions (optional) 30 mins Objectives […]

AI Literacy
AI and Media Literacy
AI and Media Literacy

Why? Because students are exposed to vast amounts of news and information in their daily lives and there is a rising potential for AI-generated content, it’s crucial to understand the nuances and implications of machine-authored news. This lesson enlightens students about the impact of tone on information absorption and helps them discern the authenticity and […]

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“Fractured FAIrytales”: An Idea for Using AI in Theatre Class
“Fractured FAIrytales”: An Idea for Using AI in Theatre Class

Why? One potential use for AI technologies like ChatGPT is as a creative partner. This lesson is designed to help students rethink the plots of well-known stories then perform the new versions in order to flex their own creativity and think critically about AI capabilities. Materials Needed Time needed  Computers with internet access List of […]

AI Literacy
What do AI Customer Service Bots Do?
What do AI Customer Service Bots Do?

Why? This lesson on creating and interacting with chatbots fosters critical thinking and problem-solving skills in students by immersing them in practical AI applications. It empowers students to explore real-world scenarios, understand the complexities of customer support, and enhances their communication and empathy skills. Moreover, it prepares them for the future job market, where AI […]

AI Literacy
What Are Decision Tree Algorithms?
What Are Decision Tree Algorithms?

Why? This lesson equips students with an understanding of decision-making processes in technology, fostering critical thinking and digital literacy skills essential for navigating an increasingly AI-driven world. By learning about algorithms and decision trees, students gain insights into how everyday technologies make decisions, enhancing their ability to think logically, solve problems, and comprehend the ethical […]

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AI and Multiple Perspectives -Vox Populi “interview” with ChatGPT
AI and Multiple Perspectives -Vox Populi “interview” with ChatGPT

Why? In a world increasingly polarized by black-and-white perspectives, especially in areas such as politics, social issues, and cultural debates, it’s crucial to foster an understanding that the spectrum of human opinion is far more colorful and varied. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can fill in gaps in students’ knowledge by providing a spectrum of opinions on […]

AI Literacy
AI and Misinformation: How Hard is it to Get ChatGPT to Lie?
AI and Misinformation: How Hard is it to Get ChatGPT to Lie?

Why? This topic encourages students to critically assess the information provided by AI systems like ChatGPT. It helps them understand that AI, while advanced, is not infallible, and it can be influenced by the data it was trained on or the way questions are posed. Students will learn about the limitations inherent in AI systems. […]

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AI and Mathematics Story Problems
AI and Mathematics Story Problems

Why? This lesson plan introduces AI as a modern tool to enhance math education, specifically in developing and solving story problems. It leverages generative AI’s capabilities to create engaging, context-rich math problems, fostering critical thinking and real-world application skills among students. This integration showcases the intersection of technology and education, preparing students for a tech-savvy […]

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20 Questions Review with ChatGPT
20 Questions Review with ChatGPT

Why? This review session actively engages students in the learning process, transforming passive listening into an interactive experience. It encourages critical thinking and problem-solving as students must formulate strategic questions to deduce a concept in a 20 Questions game led by a generative AI chatbot. The game format also reinforces knowledge retention by requiring students […]

AI Literacy
What is Diffusion? AI Image Generators in Action
What is Diffusion? AI Image Generators in Action

Why? This activity demonstrates image diffusion with a simulation of  iterative learning, a key concept in both human and artificial intelligence (AI). By simulating the AI process of refining randomness into structured output, it provides a hands-on understanding of complex AI principles. The task encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration, mirroring real-world scenarios and teamwork. […]