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Promoting creativity in the classroom through artificial intelligence

Creativity in an educational context extends far beyond traditional artistic or musical skills.

It involves the ability to solve problems in an innovative way, develop new ideas and think critically. In an ever-changing world, it is essential for students to be flexible and find creative solutions. Thanks to artificial intelligence, even artistic visions can be realized without prior technical knowledge, be it through automated painting programs or music composition software. Artificial intelligence also turns data analysis and forecasting into exciting adventures that lead to new insights and innovative solutions. (The recommended resources find at the bottom of the article).


Lehrkraft führt Schüler:innen in einem modernen Klassenzimmer durch eine KI-gestützte Lernanwendung, die auf einem interaktiven Whiteboard angezeigt wird, um kreatives Denken und Problemlösung zu fördern

INTEGRATING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INTO THE CLASSROOM

There are numerous tools that use artificial intelligence to promote creativity in the classroom. For example, students can use 3D printers to bring their ideas to life or use AI-supported writing programs to spark their imagination when writing stories.


Teachers also have various options for integrating artificial intelligence into lessons. They can use AI-supported learning programs such as Nearpod to customize lessons and respond to students' needs. Likewise, the use of AI-supported tools to analyze student performance can help to optimize lessons and initiate targeted support measures.



OPPORTUNITIES WHEN USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE CLASSROOM

The benefits range from adapting the learning process to effective performance analysis. Particularly helpful is the ability to adapt lessons to students' individual needs and learning speeds. Through AI-supported learning programs such as adaptive learning or personalized learning paths, students can learn at their own pace and receive targeted support in case of difficulties.


AI also enables improved monitoring and assessment of performance. Teachers can use artificial intelligence to collect and evaluate data on learning progress more quickly. Artificial intelligence also makes it easier to manage teaching materials and resources. Teachers can organize curricula, manage content and adapt teaching materials.This leaves more time for lesson preparation and student support.


The integration of artificial intelligence can promote diversity and inclusion in the classroom by adapting learning content to different learning styles and interests. This creates a supportive learning environment where every student can succeed. Through interactive tasks and simulations, students are encouraged to analyze complex problems and develop innovative solutions. Overall, the integration of AI in the classroom offers many opportunities to optimize the learning process and support the individual development of students. Through targeted integration of AI, teachers can effectively address the needs of their students and create a dynamic learning environment that promotes knowledge, skills and critical thinking.


CHALLENGES

At the same time, however, there are also risks and challenges, such as dependence on technology, the risk of data misuse and ethical issues.


In order to use artificial intelligence in the classroom, teachers must have certain skills. These include the ability to select and use AI-supported tools and applications, interpret the results and integrate them into lessons. It is also important to assess ethical and data protection issues related to the use of artificial intelligence. You can find important information on this here.


OUTLOOK AND CONCLUSION

Overall, the use of artificial intelligence in the classroom has great potential to promote creativity and optimize teaching. However, teachers must be aware of the associated risks and challenges and have the necessary skills to use this technology effectively.


It remains exciting to see how the use of artificial intelligence in the classroom will develop and what new opportunities will arise.


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RESSOURCES:

1. Interactive learning environments

  • Kahoot!: A platform for interactive quiz games that promotes learning through competition and fun.


  • Nearpod: Enables teachers to create interactive presentations and lessons with embedded questions, polls and quizzes.


  • Scratch: A visual programming language that enables students to create interactive stories, games and animations.


  • Google Workspace: Provides tools such as Google Docs, Sheets and Slides that allow students to collaborate on documents and give feedback.


  • Padlet: A digital pinboard where students can exchange ideas, share multimedia content and collaborate.


2. Feedback and evaluation

  • Edpuzzle: Allows teachers to create interactive video lessons with embedded questions and comments to check students' understanding.


  • Peergrade: A platform for peer feedback andPeer assessments that allow students to support each other and give constructive feedback.


3. Integration of different specialist areas

  • Tinkercad: An online 3D design and modeling platform that allows students to bring their creative ideas to life in a variety of fields including math, technology and art.


  • CoSpaces Edu: A platform for the creation of virtual reality worlds that enables students to create their own interactive stories and simulations, integrating different subject areas.

Most of these tools are free or have a free basic version. In some cases, however, the desired functions may be available for a fee.


AND NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!

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