Use Generative AI Tools

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SummaryA resource for those wanting to venture into the world of genAI
AuthorMaintained by Matthijs van Mierlo
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StatusUp-to-date for the 2023-2024 school year.

βœ… Recommended Generative AI Tools

There are a lot of different Generative AI tools and platforms to consider. The list below highlights several recommended platforms for use at Riverdale. Remember, many of these policies have age restrictions, so if you want to use one of these tools in your classes, refer to the table below for information related to age restrictions, privacy policies, and general access links. If you have further questions, submit a tech ticket by emailing

Tool Age Range Privacy Policy For Use With...
Flint No restriction Flint Privacy Policy All Faculty and Students
Meta.AI 13+ Meta AI Privacy Guide Faculty and US Students
ChatGPT & OpenAI 13+ with parental permission OpenAI Privacy Policy Faculty
Gemini 18+ for Google Workspace Gemini Apps Privacy Policy Faculty
Claude 18+ Anthropic Privacy Policy Faculty 18+ Privacy Policy Faculty
SchoolAI 18+ SchoolAI Privacy Policy Faculty
Brisk 18+ Brisk Privacy Policy Faculty

❌ Tools We Don't Recommend

Please refrain from using the following generative A.I. tools due to privacy and/or security concerns. The list below is a non-exhaustive list. If you have questions about whether a tool is safe to use or not, submit a tech ticket by emailing

πŸ”Ž General rule of thumb: if a tool is free, it tends to be free for a reason. Many companies share personal data with 3rd party providers. Keep your data safe! And when in doubt, ask someone from the Tech Team.

Tool Reason to avoid...
descript Sharing personal data (including voice data) with 3rd party providers
My AI (from Snapchat) Location details shared with OpenAI for "better" responses
YouChat Personal information and activity shared with 3rd party providers
Poe Unclear data practices with 3rd party providers

πŸ–₯️ Prompt Engineering Resources

Google has extensive resources for prompt engineering found here: Prompt Engineering Resources (Google)

If you have questions about prompt engineering, start by browsing the link above.

Remember, for general prompt engineering:

  1. Be specific
  2. Be even more specific πŸ˜€
  3. Give context in the prompt related to:
    • Resources the prompt should refer to (attachments, text blocks, images, etc.)
    • The type and length of output (table, lesson plan, CSV format)
    • The tone of the output (informal, scientific, analytic)
  4. Iteratively revise your prompts!

More prompt engineering resources can be found here:

As always, if you have further questions about prompt engineering for your work at Riverdale, feel free to submit a tech ticket by emailing

πŸ›‘ Do Not Share With Generative AI Tools


  • Share personal information with Generative A.I. systems
  • Share personally identifiable student information (P.I.I.)
  • Share personal health related information with Generative A.I. systems
  • Share phone numbers, social security numbers, credit card numbers, document numbers, etc.

If you are wondering whether something is ok to provide/use with a generative AI system, contact your tech team by submitting a tech ticket.