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AI Guidance and Academic Integrity

AI Guidance and Academic Integrity

With any AI tool you want to make sure you are using it ethically and appropriately. Each classroom and each task will have its own level of AI acceptance. Ensure you understand how much, if any, AI facilitation is permissible for any task. Please ensure you understand how AI may be used for any particular task and a reminder that at ISZL we do not "lift" text generated by AI and use it in our work. This violates our academic honesty (not your work) and integrity (information must be verified) policy. AI tools scour the internet for information, however that information it locates is not always correct. AI can aid you in locating information sources (which you must verify), feedback on ideas/work that you have generated, aid in referencing, spelling/grammar or adapt a text's difficulty or language to help you better understand the material. The column below highlights some documents to help navigate the grey areas when using AI in school. 

Suggestions for AI use in Academics



 Graphic: Stephen Taylor at WAB, USEME AI 

AI Glossary

A comprehensive glossary of generative AI terminology. Thanks to the STEM team from Fullers Library for sharing this resource! 

IB Academic Integrity: Appendix 6 Guidance on AI Tools

The IB Academic Integrity Policy lays out guidance for the use of AI Tools for IB students 

AI Tools for Education

AI Tools in Education 

The library has curated some AI resources that may help your academic inquiry. Please ensure you understand how AI may be used for any particular task and the guidelines ISZL has provided in the adjacent box. Consider the following when writing prompts for AI:

  • Clear and Specific: For example, “Explain the meaning of life” would not generate as useful of a response as “Explain some popular philosophical perspectives on the meaning of life.” The specics in the latter prompt allow the AI tool to create a more thorough prompt. 
  • Open-Ended: Give the AI tool the space and freedom to generate detailed responses with open-ended prompts
    Avoid yes or no prompts, "Is coffee bad for you?" and ask "What are the top benefits and risks of drinking coffee?
  • Provide Context- Consider asking the AI writer to:
    • Act as someone/something (e.g. Steven Spielberg, high school biology teacher) 
    • Target a specific audience (e.g. a kindergarten class, business executives)
    • Write in a specific text type style (e.g. speech, persuasive essay)       
      Prompt Tips Adapted from Kajabi
Perplexity answers questions by surmising information from a variety of sources. Most importantly it identifies the original source and provides direct links to them. It is your job to read through original sources and verify any information you glean from the Perplexity summary. 
Elicit searches a variety of online academic databases in order to respond to research questions. It will point you to a variety of academic sources that can help you answer your research question. It is your job to read through the original sources and determine how they contribute to your assignment. 
Magic School hosts a variety of different tools for academics. Play around with different features (e.g. leveling challenging reading, summarizing YouTube videos) to see how it can help you. 
Diffit is an AI tool that differentiates texts to make them accessible to a variety of reading levels and languages
Otter provides faculty and students with real-time captions and notes for in-person and virtual lectures, classes or meetings. Always inform/ask permission to record a lesson or lecture. 

Litmaps finds the articles that are most relevant to your search criteria by analyzing the citation patterns of the articles you select as your input (unlike traditional methods using keyword search)

SciSpace is an AI-driven platform for finding, understanding, and learning any research paper. It can explain and elaborate most academic texts in simple words.

Image-generating AI

At ISZL we encourage you to use AI image generation ethically. The websites below use open-source or copyright-free materials to generate images, meaning they have not violated copyright rules in order to respond to your prompt. 
  • Canva - ISZL students subscription with Gmail account
  • Adobe Firefly- only uses Adobe images to generate new images




Prompting Text to Image: Be specific, use adjectives, keep it simple, test revise with more prompts. 
Fotor shares some "Bad" and "Good" examples below


25 Ways for Students to Use ChatGPT

Graphic: Jeri Hurd, Adapted from Ditch That Text Book

UNESCO Guidance and Recommendations for Educators