Ideogram – AI Image Generation with Readable Text
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by Danny Nicholson
6d ago
Ideogram AI is a new generative AI image tool that can transform text into images with impressive typography. From what I can see, Ideogram deals with text much better than other AI tools like midjourney and Adobe firefly. Ideogram AI aims to democratize creativity and help people visualize their thoughts, ideas, and stories. Unlike other tools, Ideogram produces readable text in its images, although it doesn’t always pull in the phrase you ask it to do. When I tested it (See video) I found that while there are a few words missing each time, the images produced are quite good and seem to have ..read more
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Using Copilot Pro AI Assistant in Word: Is it worth it?
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by Danny Nicholson
1w ago
Are you an Microsoft office user? Are you aware of Copilot Pro, the new AI tool for Microsoft  Office? Do you want to know if it’s worth shelling out a monthly subscription for? Copilot Pro is a writing assistant that uses artificial intelligence to help you write better, faster, and more creatively. It can generate text, suggest ideas, correct grammar and spelling, and improve your style and tone. Remember clippy the helpful paperclip? Well he’s back. Kinda. So is it worth paying for? And how can you access it and use it in your Word documents? This video explains more: Using Copilot Pr ..read more
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Use AI to Create PowerPoint Presentations for Free
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by Danny Nicholson
2w ago
In today’s digital age, presentations are an indispensable tool for conveying information effectively. While Microsoft PowerPoint is the go-to choice for many, accessing its new AI-powered features requires a subscription to CoPilot Pro. But there is a free and efficient way to create professional presentations without the need for pricey subscriptions. All you need is ChatGPT (or Gemini, or Copliot) and the online version of Microsoft Office 365. Using ChatGPT for Content Generation ChatGPT, an AI-powered language model developed by OpenAI, is a versatile tool that can assist you in generatin ..read more
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Writing an AI Policy for Your School: A Guide for School Leaders
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by Danny Nicholson
2w ago
In the rapidly evolving landscape of education, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force. From personalized learning platforms to administrative automation, AI’s potential to enhance educational experiences is immense. However, with great power comes great responsibility. School leaders must establish a robust AI policy that governs the ethical and practical use of this technology. This article serves as a guide to creating a comprehensive AI policy tailored for educational institutions. Objectives of an AI Policy The primary objectives of an AI policy in a school set ..read more
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Suno – Create Songs with Ai
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by Danny Nicholson
3w ago
Suno.ai is an AI-powered website that allows you to create songs and tunes based on a particular theme. It is a fun and engaging tool that can be used by teachers to create revision songs or to introduce a lesson in a fun way. To use Suno.ai, you need to go to the website and log in using your Microsoft, Google, or Discord account. Once you are logged in, you can click on the box and type in the song you want. Suno.ai will then generate a short song for you based on your prompt. There is a free plan that gives you 50 credits, which is equivalent to 10 songs a day that renew daily. However, you ..read more
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Microsoft Excel with AI Copilot Pro: A Beginners Guide
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by Danny Nicholson
3w ago
Microsoft Copilot Pro is an AI assistant designed to enhance productivity and efficiency within Microsoft Office applications. In this article, we will explore the features and capabilities of Copilot Pro, focusing on its use in Microsoft Excel. Copilot Pro is available to all Microsoft 365 users via an additional monthly subscription. It offers a range of AI-powered functionalities that can assist users in performing various tasks within Excel, such as data analysis, formatting, filtering, sorting, and chart creation. With Copilot Pro, you can use natural language to tell Excel to do things l ..read more
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Keeping Children Safe Online: A Guide to 3 Popular Games
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by Danny Nicholson
1M ago
So my daughter is nearly 7 and this weekend we heard the fateful words “Daddy, can I play Roblox? All my friends are playing it”. And so after years of talking about online safety in schools, I needed to start practicing what I preach. My wife and I are both big gamers and we appreciate the fun and excitement of gaming, but we’re also well aware of the dangers and the need to apply limits. Online video games offer immersive experiences that go far beyond just playing. Many games now feature complex social interactions, allowing children to connect and chat with others online. While this can be ..read more
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Creating QR Codes in Google Chrome
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by Danny Nicholson
1M ago
QR codes offer a seamless way to direct students to online resources, homework assignments, or educational websites. They can be scanned using a smartphone or tablet, making them accessible for classroom use. Creating a QR Code with Chrome: Step-by-Step Guide Open Google Chrome: Launch the Chrome browser on your desktop computer. Navigate to the Desired Webpage: Go to the website you want to share with your students. Access the QR Code Feature: Click on the address bar at the top of the browser and click on the kebab (three vertical dots) Generate the QR Code: Near the bottom of the popup men ..read more
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A Teacher’s Guide to Microsoft Copilot
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by Danny Nicholson
1M ago
Microsoft Copilot is a free alternative to ChatGPT. It’s a powerful option, making use of ChatGPT 4 without a subscription. This guide will introduce you to Copilot’s features and show you how it can transform your teaching experience. What is Microsoft Copilot? Microsoft Copilot is an AI-powered tool designed to assist you in various tasks, from lesson planning to student engagement. It’s like having an extra pair of hands in the classroom, ready to help at a moment’s notice. Benefits for Educators: Saves Time: Quickly find information and resources. Enhances Lessons: Integrate diverse conte ..read more
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Should Teachers be Making TikToks in Lessons?
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by Danny Nicholson
1M ago
In a couple of my online safety CPD sessions over the past few weeks, students have mentioned TikToks they have seen of teachers in the classroom, and that inspired discussion about the issues with creating this kind of content. The rise of TikTok has swept across the internet, capturing viewers with its short, engaging videos and an algorithm that keeps feeding you more of the same. While many teachers see its potential as a learning tool, others are documenting their classroom experiences on the platform. Search for “TeacherTok” to see what I mean. This trend, while seemingly harmless, raise ..read more
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