Artificial Intelligence tools are becoming a major presence in our world. As teachers begin to use SchoolAI and other tools to support their teaching practice, students will also begin to explore AI and how it fits into their lives. This is a pivotal time where educators need to begin to introduce and discuss this technology to their students. We need to give students guided support and instruction on the impacts of AI. Below is a framework developed by SchoolAI to help support educators and schools as they help students successfully and ethically use AI.
This month's DTL theme is Knowledge Constructor. The Knowledge Constructor standard requires students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts, and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
Well, Adobe is perfect for producing creative artifacts. In fact, Adobe introduced some fun new features in Adobe Express - including a new drawing feature. Students can draw to their heart's content with over 50 different digital brushes - They can create with any color, or use exclusive Multicolor brushes to create with any combination of colors. (Ever paint with a rainbow? Now you can!) Students will also find decorative brushes to take their artwork to the next level with stars, foliage, patterns, hearts, and more.
Our DTL monthly theme is Digital Citizen. One way to help students be better digital citizens is teaching them how to use digital tools responsibly. Artificial Intelligence tools are reshaping the landscape of education and it's up to educators to help students navigate this change well.
Check out Adobe Firefly! Adobe Firefly is a separate website you can find at firefly.adobe.com. It's a place where you can come up with new ideas, make cool stuff, and communicate with creativity. Plus, it makes your creative projects way easier and faster to do with the help of smart AI technology.
There are a variety of tools you can play around with in Adobe Firefly:
Try the Text to Image to write interesting text prompts to see what it creates visually.
Try the Generative Fill tool to edit or alter your images based on your guidelines.
Play around with the Text Effects tool to apply endless styles or textures to text prompts.
And lastly, the Generative Recolor option is a great tool to alter vector images.
Adobe Express has been completely re-imagined as an all-in-one creative tool perfect for any classroom. This short video demonstrates how to use all-new creation and collaboration features with students.
Collaboration plays a crucial role in empowering learners. It builds a community of learners where students can share ideas, challenge each other's thinking, and build new understanding. This not only enhances their problem-solving and critical thinking skills, but also boosts their self-confidence and autonomy, preparing them for the collaborative nature of the workforce.