Guides for Integrating Artificial Intelligence and Computational Thinking
Featuring in-depth interviews with practitioners, guidelines for classroom teachers, and a webinar about the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in education, the Hands-On AI Projects for the Classroom guides from ISTE and General Motors provide K–12 educators with practical tools for integrating AI and computational thinking across various grade levels and subject areas.
Each guide includes background information and four student-driven projects that directly relate to subject-area standards while providing foundational learning on what AI is, how it works, and how it impacts society. With these hand-on projects, students work directly with innovative AI technologies, participate in “unplugged” activities, and create various products—from designing chatbots to developing video games—to demonstrate their learning. These hands-on guides are available in English, Spanish, and Arabic.
Researchers in the BIO5 Institute at The University of Arizona worked with teachers to develop activities that allow high school students to learn about the use of computational analysis for biological questions.
The Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) presents the world’s coolest robots, all in one place. Users of IEEE’s iPad app can learn all about robots—how they work and how they are changing the world.
Developed by researchers at TERC and Tuft University’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), the Designing Biomimetic Robots curriculum challenges middle school students to learn about biomimicry by interweaving engineering, biology, robotics, and computer programming concepts through a series of engaging and practical tasks.