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Introducing MagicStudent: The Perfect Tool to Teach Responsible AI Use

Have you tried MagicSchool yet? If not, jump on over to Nicole’s blog post about MagicSchool before you check out the newest update: MagicStudent. MagicStudent is MagicSchool for students. MagicStudent is the perfect way to introduce and teach your students about using generative AI as a tool for learning. 

MagicSchool built this new tool to help build AI literacy for students. Like all of MagicSchool’s tools, MagicStudent is FERPA and COPPA-compliant, so you can use it with your students without worrying about their data privacy!

The interface is almost identical to MagicSchool’s: clean, visually appealing, and welcoming. You can toggle between MagicSchool and MagicStudent using the button at the top of your MagicSchool home page.

Once in MagicStudent, you’ll find over 40 AI-powered tools that will support your students’ learning: feedback generator, translator, idea generator, summarizer, study support, and so much more. My juniors especially love the SAT Prep tool, where they can practice SAT reading passages. When I first introduced it to them, one of my students exclaimed, “This is going to change my life!” They also love the ability to speak the prompt instead of only being able to type it. This allows for greater accessibility and is perfect for my students who like to process orally. 

Not only will students learn how to use generative AI through the tools that are built for them, but they also have the ability to create their own chatbot, pushing them further into the world of generative AI. And like all of MagicSchool’s tools for educators, students have the opportunity to test an exemplar prompt to help them understand how to create the best input in order to get the best output. 

It only takes a few clicks to set up MagicStudent for your students. From your MagicSchool account, click on the “Launch to Students” button.

This will open a window with the option to “Launch a New Room.” This is where you can select the tools that your students will be able to use. You can then launch the room, where you will get a shareable link, QR code, and a join code, giving your students multiple ways to enter. 

When I made my first MagicStudent room, it was for my entire class (Honors Junior English), but then I realized that I could make a room for every unit of study, changing out the tools as we went along through the semester, giving them only tools that I thought would be relevant for each unit of study. My juniors can handle digging through a long list of tools (for now), but I would definitely try the “by unit” structure if I taught lower grades as a way to help walk them through each tool and how to use it most effectively.

And the best part? You can see everything your students are doing in MagicStudent by clicking on their name: the tools they are using, the prompts they are giving, and the output they are getting. This makes it easy for you to track how they are using generative AI as a tool for learning and to help them along the way! I was happily surprised to see one of my students using it to generate ideas for an original poem that she was writing for class – I’m sure you’ll be amazed by all the ways your students start to engage with it, too!

We’d love to hear what you’re doing with MagicSchool and MagicStudent! How might we use these tools to improve our workflow and develop the AI literacy skills that will be necessary going forward?

Stay curious, stay innovative!

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AI Transparency: Chat GPT was used to help develop this post.  Chat GPT 5%, Human 95%.  I use it to maximize the readability. Here is the prompt that I used:Prompt: “Read this blog post, DO NOT change the content.  Give me feedback on SEO* (Copy and Paste blog post)” *SEO is Search Engine Optimization.

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