Learning about AI

For educators looking to get started with learning more about artificial intelligence to use in the classroom with students or parents interested in providing opportunities for children to learn about AI, I recommend exploring what is available through AI World School. There are a variety of courses available that provide engaging learning experiences about artificial intelligence and machine learning for students. Each module include challenges that are great for getting students to think about becoming creators with AI.

Getting Started

There are three flagship AI courses offered by AIWS based on age group. AI Novus is for ages 7 to 10 and provides a step-by-step introduction to AI. AI Primus is for ages 11 to 13 and in this course, it focuses on how everyone can learn AI and explores machine learning and ethics in AI. AI Meritus is for children ages 14 and above, and this course helps students to not only understand AI but also begin building AI and challenging themselves to build a portfolio that demonstrates their knowledge. In each of these flagship courses, there are multiple video lessons that focused on an overarching theme and that include modules.

Here are the components of the AI Primus course:

For example in AI Novus, it begins with covering the questions such as: What is AI? Can AI recognize human emotions? Do machines understand human emotions? What is machine learning? Each module includes videos and challenges and a quiz at the end of each module to check for understanding. With each of the courses, you can get started by trying a free lesson to better experience the types of learning activities that are included.

AIWS Micro Courses and Resources

In addition to these three flagship courses, there are other micro courses available that are divided into the three age groups and with topics ranging from the Five Big Ideas of AI, to creating with Scratch, to building an Android or iOS app, and more advanced for older students with JavaScript and Python.

Why learn about AI?

Many people wonder about the benefits of learning about AI and why bring it into our classrooms? We are interacting with AI everyday and our students need to understand what it is, how it works, the impact that it has on our lives and what AI might mean for the future of work and education. We are able to create the right learning opportunities that spark some curiosity and build skills in these emerging technologies.

By exploring some of the courses and the free play activities that are available through AI World School, we can help students and ourselves to develop a better understanding of AI and also enjoy learning together.

There are many resources available through their site for educators and for parents, articles and information and even a free to tutorial is available for parents to get started

For anyone looking for an all-in-one space to get started right away with AI and to have access to videos, rich content, additional articles and links for use in our schools, explore AI World School. Start by having students explore the free play activities or try one of the demo lessons yourself.

AI World School is a great space to find the right resources to begin adding AI into your curriculum regardless of what grade level and content area that you teach!

For more information check out AI World School here.

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