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Connecting AI to Literacy Through Easy Unplugged Activities

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Explore and create : Playground

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Rusty Nye  

Using UBTECH’s AI Foundations curriculum as an example, we’ll touch on how to blend computer science and literacy by exploring activities to teach concepts of machine learning, natural language processing and AI using different elements of literacy such as storytelling, emotion and language.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Artificial Intelligence
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
Computational Thinker
  • Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn and explore how to integrate AI education into core classrooms while getting hands on experience with AI focused activities that explore fundamental literacy goals. Through active exploration and hands-on activities, participants will experience AI integration first hand by completing activities of a formulated K12 AI Foundations curriculum.


The presentation will cover three separate activities connecting AI concepts to literacy. Each activity will be touched upon for approximately seven minutes. The presentation will seamlessly transition between activities. Featured activities will be unplugged and no devices are needed.

Supporting research

-AI412 -
-Currently testing the AI Foundations curriculum at 14 sites.

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