Some believe AI tools are creepy, some believe they are just tools. They’ve been with us for a couple of years and now we are witnessing how they are improving. There was a time in the past when I started discovering Web 2.0 tools to use in class. Well, these are not different. Some of them are really very cool. I’m going to mention two tools that I’ve just discovered: you-tldr and Conker.
you-tldr https://www.you-tldr.com/is a tool that can help teachers save time and improve their students’ comprehension of YouTube videos. It can automatically generate a transcript or a summary of any YouTube video. Just paste the YouTube link to the tool and choose what you want to do.
Conker https://www.conker.ai/ is another artificial intelligence tool that teachers can benefit from. It’s easy to use and it is very versatile. Give your instruction to the tool and then it will create you quizzes and assessments in various formats, including multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer. You can type your topic, ask it to come up with a text or you can paste your own text and ask the tool to create exercises with it. The best part it is that the exercises can be printed, shared with a link and converted to Google Forms. You can of course edit the questions you are not happy with.
And what I’ve done:
I chose a Ted video and asked you-tdlr to summarize it. Then I pasted the summary to Conker and asked it to create 5 multiple choice questions. The tool generated the exercise and provided a Google Forms link. Then I edited and changed some of the questions. I added questions too. I also added the Youtube link for my 1-on-1student for listening practice.