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AI in Education Resources and Toolkit

The introduction of AI brings a number of opportunities and challenges for education that all educators must be aware of. This resource bank and toolkit have been created to enable schools and educators to reflect on their knowledge of AI, identify their next steps for building on this, and to collaborate with other schools to support one another on this journey.

First, we recommend that educators read the West Partnership AI in Education Review, which provides a foundational understanding of this technology, and how it can be used safely in the classroom.


The AI in Education Toolkit provides a list of evaluative statements that follow a similar structure to the review, enabling educators to self-evaluate their knowledge. Each statement also includes challenge questions and related resources to support them with this.

Intended Outcomes

Through reading the AI in Education Review, completing the toolkit, and engaging with the resources available, educators will:

Basic definitions and uses of AI

Future implications of AI

Development of curriculum, learning, teaching, and assessment

Enhancing teacher workloads

Challenges and Risks with AI

Our AI toolkit will be made available on 04/03 – after delivering two professional learning sessions across the region.

All teachers are welcome to join these sessions, and more information on how to register can be found below.


Click on the title of each resource to view a brief description, and the link to access these.

AI Applications

Supporting Learning in the Classroom

AI for oceans

a game that explores AI, machine learning, and bias. Users train, model and classify data while understanding how human biases affect machine learning systems, and the ways this technology can be used to help solve real world problem


An NLP platform that understands and can generate text, making it useful for answering questions, summarising information, or having human-like conversations.


A conversational agent targeted towards pupils aged 8-11 years. The aim of this application is for users to train the agent themselves through conversations about animals and their ecosystems, enabling them to understand how this knowledge is represented, and the ethics of Zhorai.


a tool used for translating paraphrasing, or summarising large amounts of text, as well as checking for grammar.

Youtube summary  

in collaboration with ChatGPT, Youtube Summary is a chrome extension that can allow users to produce useful summaries to Youtube videos and grasp the key ideas from the content.


rewrites any piece of text in a way that is more formal, or casual, making it useful for pulling together formal letters/emails, or summarising complex material using simpler language


Accessibility Tools

Presentation translator

a feature on Microsoft Powerpoint that can automatically generate subtitles during a presentation, that are accessible from the audiences’ own devices in over 60 languages.


An AI assistant that can record audio, capture information from presentations, take notes, and produce summaries of these. These notes can be automatically filed away or emailed to all attendees, and can also connect to Google or Microsoft calendar for scheduling upcoming meetings.


an application that allows you to upload documents and convert them to downloadable audio files that can be listened to anytime.

Managing Teacher Workloads

Power automate

available for all those with a Glow account, Power Automate is a cloud-based platform that can allow users to automate tasks over various applications including forms, outlook, and excel. This tool may be particularly useful for teachers to reduce time on administrative tasks such as sending teams messages, distributing resources, etc.


An online platform for designing formative assessments that use gamification, meaning they are engaging for pupils, and allow teachers to collect real-time data on their progress. Tests can be created using ChatGPT, or alternatively they can be selected from a bank of tests readily available on a wide range of subject areas.


            Useful for designing lessons, Curipod combines polls, drawings, and word clouds to create interactive and engaging slides quickly. It also allows teachers to collaborate, and can send polls for pupils to complete that display the results to the class. on the board.


an application that can quickly generate images based on any prompt

Education Copilot

            Aims to streamline lesson planning through generating lesson plans, PowerPoints, and handouts for a wide range of subject areas.

Additional Readings

West OS Podcast Episode 5: Understnading Artificial Intelligence

A podcast from West OS in collaboration with Calum McDonald from the Scottish AI Alliance, providing a useful introduction to AI and its use in the classroom.

Trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) in education - OECD

A paper from the OECD that provides guidance on using AI in education and risks/considerations. Pg. 11 details a useful section, 'Skills for the Digital Era' that covers how educators can prepare their pupils for the use of AI in and beyond the classroom.

5 easy tips for safeguarding good writing practices and navigating AI misuse

Advice for upholding academic integrity – particularly with written assignments – as AI becomes more prominent.

Conceptualizing AI literacy: An exploratory review (Ng et al, 2021)

an overview of ‘AI literacy’ and how this can be developed, based on the findings of 30 peer-reviewed articles.

Unpacking the “black box” of AI in education (Gillani et al, 2023)

an introduction to AI, covering its advantages, potential uses in the classroom, and key questions educators should ask themselves when using this technology.

Artificial intelligence is already changing how teachers teach (St George and Svrluga, 2023)

A newspaper article from the Washington Post that details interviews with teachers in the United States, in which they discuss how they use AI in their classrooms and the impact this has had on learning and teaching.

How artificial intelligence will impact K-12 teachers (McKinsey, 2020)

A useful article discussing how teachers currently spend their time, how they can save time through AI, and the impact of this on learners’ outcomes.

AI is coming to schools, and if we’re not careful, so will its biases (Perry and Lee, 2019)

A brief article discussing bias within AI, the impact of this for learners from the global majority, and how these can be challenged.

Guidance for generative AI in education and research (UNESCO, 2023)

A report from UNESCO that focusses on a ‘human-centred’ approach to AI in education, by identifying ethical and policy issues, possibilities for using in curriculum design, learning and teaching, and long-term implications.

Unlocking the Power of ChatGPT: A Framework for Applying Generative AI in Education (Su & Yang, 2023)

A journal article detailing a potentially useful ‘IDEE’ (Identify outcomes, Determine levels of automation, Ensure ethical considerations, Evaluate effectiveness) framework for applying AI in the classroom, and also covers potential benefits, limitations, and suggestions for policy and practice.

Final report of the Commission expert group on Artificial Intelligence and data in education and training – European Commission (2022)

A report from the European Commission detailing useful information on the development of ethical guidelines of AI in the classroom.

Professional Learning Sessions

The West Partnership are delivering professional learning sessions across primary schools and secondary departments. These sessions will involve exploring some of the AI resources cited, discussing the use of AI in the classroom, and how to use the AI toolkit. 

Participating in this programme will involve attending two sessions on Teams:

  • Session 1: 26th February 4-5pm
  • Session 2: 4th March 4-5pm

All teachers are welcome to attend these sessions

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