New Episode Alert: Generative AI from a Student’s Perspective




“Generative AI from a Student’s Perspective”

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In this episode of InstructureCast, Melissa and Ryan take a new approach to the generative AI discussion -- turning to two people currently in the thick of their education journey, inviting them to share their experiences with ChatGPT.

Simon Kaminer is a senior in high school at The High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College and Finley Lufkin is in her first year at the University of Utah. Join in the conversation as these two students share their thoughts, insights, and ideas about how to use generative AI from a student perspective. 

Featured Resources

Looking to experiment a bit more with some generative AI tools? Below is a list of tools with a short description of their capabilities. 

* Please note: The AI tools listed here have not been vetted or endorsed by Instructure and are simply meant to be examples of possible tools to asssist educators. Please use them at your own discretion and responsibility.

  • Magic EdTech IdeA11y: A non-invasive way to proofread your work, identify DEI biases, and optimize for accessibility while you write.
  • Nolej AI: Leverage existing underutilized learning materials, such as textbooks, videos, and other online media resources and rapidly transform them into engaging interactive material.
  • Praxis Pria: An AI-powered virtual mentor programmed to help students, faculty, and researchers with their digital education, research, and career goals. High school and HE-focused.
  • Trinka AI: An online grammar checker and language correction AI tool for academic and technical writing.
  • Noodle Factory: Harness the power of AI to create no-code AI tutors in minutes. Simply upload course materials for our intuitive platform to generate comprehensive lesson plans, dynamic learning conversations, and custom assessments aligned with your curriculum.
  • Akindi: AI-based, multiple-choice-exam grading tool that can scan and grade multiple-choice answer sheets automatically, also includes a reports feature to help you gain insights into student performance.
  • SlidesAI: AI tool that automatically generates slide templates, recommends appropriate fonts and color schemes, and provides guidance on optimizing the overall visual impact of presentations.
  • QuillBot: AI writing assistant that includes a paraphrasing tool, grammar checker, plagiarism checker, and more.
  • Parlay Genie: AI-powered discussion-prompt generator that makes it easy for teachers to foster meaningful, measurable, and inclusive class discussions.
  • Random Face Generator: This simple site uses AI to generate pictures of human faces that can be used as writing prompts, story starters, for student projects, etc.
  • Summarize: AI tool that creates a summary of any long YouTube video, like a lecture, live event or a government meeting. Powered by ChatGPT.
  • Otter: AI meeting assistant that records audio, writes notes, automatically captures slides, and generates summaries. Use it to transcribe class discussions, meetings, and more.
  • ChartGPT: A tool that converts text into visual charts, including area, bar, line, composed, scatter, and pie charts.
  • Claude: Claude is a next-generation AI assistant for tasks, no matter the scale with an API that is currently being offered to a limited set of customers and researchers.
  • Hallo: Learn a new language with an AI teacher anytime, anywhere for 30-plus languages through actual conversations with an AI teacher to become fluent.


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