We are developing a list of good practice and mostly free K12 curriculums and resources that help teachers teach AI to students. For those that have written us that you’d like some information asap, here are some of our favorite K12 curriculums and resource examples that have been added to this site.
- UNESCO’s Artificial Intelligence has video stories and resources with a focus on ethics that provide teachers information about how one of the most prestigious world bodies is approaching AI.
- Experiments with Google is our favorite resources-rich site for teachers (and parents and students), many of which are listed in AI Literacy’s Good Practices and Resources Guide.
- UNICEF’s Policy Guidance on AI for Children discusses children’s right and AI: opportunities and risks and requirements for child-centered AI.
- An Ethics of Artificial Intelligence Curriculum for Middle School Students, by Blakeley H. Payne ([email protected]), from MIT Media Lab, Personal Robots Group directed by Cynthia Breazeal, August 2019. Available at no cost but check CC and other licensing requirements.
- ISTE explains why students should create with AI tools saying that for today’s students to become empowered creators, they’ll need a deeper understanding of how AI works, and changing their relationship to it from consumers of content to designers and artists. You can also learn more from ISTE about putting AI in education or by watching this short video.
- ReadyAI Curriculum, an outline for Elementary School, Middle School and Summer School by ReadyAI.org. For pricing information and a full version of the curriculum, contact [email protected].
- AI4K12.org wiki, is an interim site being used to organize the AI for K12 initiative jointly sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and the Computer Science Teachers Association. You can read about the progress of the initiative, join the mailing list, and browse the Resource Directory. Available at no cost.
- AI-4-All.org offers an Open Learning program with 30+ hours of free curriculum with facilitator guides.
- Machine Learning for Kids is a free tool that introduces machine learning by providing hands-on experiences for training machine learning systems and building things with them, a list of ML projects and a blog about it by educator Craig Kemp.
- Technovation Families is a site with a focus on students and their families to explore core concepts of AI, apply AI tools to solve problems in their communities and have the opportunity to enter their ideas into a global competition.
- Exploring Computer Science is an NGO that offers AI as an alternative curriculum unit together with supporting resources and a teacher’s PowerPoint that you can download and review. If you decide to use this content, you must first request permission from the company. The curriculum for other lessons range from programming to robotics.
- Pixar in a Box is a free hand-on experiment that enables students to learn the art of storytelling. Students can analyze the plot, world and characters in their favorite films, and then start developing storytelling superpowers. You can learn more by watching this three minute video.
- Tech for Good is a free course on edx.org developed in part by UNESCO and shows how digital technologies are empowering billions of people around the world.
Doing social good resonates with students and many AI classes miss an opportunity by not covering how AI is being used for good. Weaving how AI is helping achieve the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals into lesson plans engages students and helps provide context and relevance about of the importance of AI. These 18 curated short ITU videos and 8 UNESCO videos are well-produced and use consistent messaging, or see all of the curated videos on this site at Search Good Practices and Resources.