Activities for Students of All Ages – The TPT Blog

In recent school years, artificial intelligence (or AI, for short) has exploded onto the scene, capturing headlines and sparking debate among educators. While many things about the future of AI are still uncertain, it’s clear that it’s here and it’s here to stay. Which means that students must be equipped to live in a world where they’ll have to deal with it regularly. With these fun AI activities, educators can help students begin to develop their skills and knowledge in this area.

7 Artificial Intelligence Activities for Students

As adoption of AI increases, educators will want to make sure students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and ethical mindset they need to thrive in an AI-driven future. Here are a few AI-centered activities that teachers can integrate into their lessons across grades and subject areas. 

Activities that explore how AI works

As artificial intelligence becomes a more common feature of everyday life, it’ll become essential for students to know what it is and how it works. Use these resources to start the conversation with students about AI, foster their curiosity, and lay the foundation for further exploration of this technology.

ChatGPT AI Vocabulary Bulletin Board Posters and Student Activity by Erintegration – Technology for Creative Teachers 

Grades: Not Grade Specific

Teach essential vocabulary related to AI language models with this timely computer science bulletin board. This is perfect to display in your media center, STEM classroom, computer lab, or any class!

ChatGPT & Artificial Intelligence AI Lesson Activity by Gavin Middleton

Not Grade Specific

This resource provides a good introduction to the world of artificial intelligence, exploring questions around what it is, what some real-world applications are, what  ethical concerns exist, and how it might impact the future.

Artificial Intelligence History and Vocabulary ➡️ Lesson and Digital Activity by Brittany Washburn Technology Skills Resources
Grades: 4-5

This comprehensive resource has everything you need to teach your students the basics about artificial intelligence. It includes a brief history of AI, fascinating facts, essential vocabulary words, a reading passage with comprehension questions, open-ended discussion questions, trivia questions, and a detailed lesson plan.

ChatGPT & Artificial Intelligence: A reading & writing unit by Room 213
Grades: 8-12

Give your students the opportunity to really explore and talk about the issue of artificial intelligence, so they can make some informed decisions about it. This full unit will provide them with the opportunity to reflect, read, discuss, collaborate, and write as they explore how ChatGPT and AI will affect them and the society they live in.

Activities that discuss the responsible use of AI

Before long, you’ll have plenty of students asking if they can use AI for school work. With these resources, students can learn how to use AI in a responsible way that supports their learning process — without relying on it.

Ethical use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ChatGPT in the ELA classroom by Read It Write It Learn It

Grades: 7-10

Tailored for secondary English language arts teachers, this curriculum empowers students to navigate the realm of AI responsibly and ethically.

AI and Academic Integrity – A Unit about Ethical Artificial Intelligence Use by the Daring English Teacher

Grades: 9-12

Have you struggled with students using AI in the classroom to generate entire essays and other portions of their classwork? Have your students struggled to understand why using AI to complete their assignments might not be entirely academically ethical? If so, this unit is for you!

Activities that AI as a starting point for learning

Even though the technology is still new, many educators are eager for ideas on how to integrate AI into their lessons. Here are a couple of ideas, plus a fun activity to get you and your students started using AI.

One way to bring AI into your science or history lessons is to have students fact check explanations about a particular topic — like the Harlem Renaissance or photosynthesis — from AI programs as a way to reinforce mastery and develop research skills. For English class, you could have your students compare written responses for an essay topic with those of a textbot, and discuss how the writing could be improved. This will help students understand the elements of a strong essay and refine their own writing skills, while shedding some light on the drawbacks of AI-written content

Additionally, AI-generated images can be a great jumping-off point for a writing prompt — or a fun art class activity. You can have students analyze the output, based on what they’ve already learned, or have them do additional research to identify elements of the image that have no basis in reality.

Art History Project, Middle, High School Lesson on AI, Chat GPT, Art AI Activity by Look Between the Lines

Grades: 8-12

This middle school art or high school art history project uses AI tools to research and present art movements. Bring a topical and useful new technology in your art class with this art lesson. Teach students how to use AI tools responsibly while teaching art history.

Need some more artificial intelligence activities for students? Continue your search on TPT for additional resources about AI — and other areas of student interest.

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