A.I. in K-12 Education.

There is a lot of buzz around Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how it can benefit education. AI seems like magic to many of us. It seems like AI can do anything and do it better than humans can.

This is true for many computational tasks. But especially in education, we need humans to find the best ways to use AI for teaching and learning.


AI can create personalized learning plans for each student. It can create formative assessments that can give immediate feedback to both the student and the teacher. AI can reduce the time to take attendance, create report card comments, design lesson plans, and create a newsletter.


But there are also so many questions around AI such as:


  •  How does it work?
  • Will students use AI to cheat?
  • What are the security, privacy, and data issues to consider?
  • What does responsible use of AI look like in a K-12 school?


It is helpful for beginners to start with AI tools designed specifically for K-12 education. Most of these tools include resources and training. Some examples are:


  • Code – Learn all about AI.
  • Mizou – AI Chatbot for grading and tutoring.
  • Brisk Teaching – A free Chrome extension that uses AI to help create curriculum, quizzes, and more.
  • School AI – A free for teachers platform to create AI “spaces” for students such as ACT Prep, Chemistry, Interactive Book Discussions, Foreign Language practice in real situations, etc.
  • Flint – AI Tutoring and personalized lessons.
  • ProSchool – AI-Powered lessons, assessments, discussions for teachers, students, and parents.