ReadyAI – Elementary School – Grades 4-6

Unit 11: Project Creation

Essential Question

How can AI connect many different kinds of jobs and interests?

Summary

During this session, the instructor’s main role will be that of a “guide by the side.” Students should spend the bulk of their time programming, designing, creating, and collaborating.

Agenda

Assessment

Demonstration

  • Students may create an AI project.

Written Responses

  • Students may be evaluated using the complete the summative mastery quiz.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • Rehearse their project presentations.
  • Apply their understanding of AI to project creation.
  • Synthesize their technical and creative knowledge.
    create their projects.

Tools and Materials

  • A tablet, laptop, or phone (2-3 students per device)
  • Projector linked to device with Cozmo app or to a computer to share the PowerPoint Presentation
  • Pencils (1 per student)
  • Whiteboard or large sheets of paper (to be saved for future classes)
  • PowerPoint 11
  • Returned Handout 10.1

Connecting to Prior Knowledge

What Major Challenges does the World Face? What Challenge Do You Think AI Can Help with Cest?

Support
If you have any question about the lesson plan, please contact info@ReadyAI.org

Teaching Guide

Warm-up (15 minutes)

Teacher begins with, “Now that you have your projects planned, let’s look at a good example of a project from a previous class. You saw a silly example last time. Let’s look at a real example this time.”

Teacher shares the following video:

Teacher may encourage discussion using the following questions.

  • What artistic projects did this group need to complete its project?
  • What coding projects were needed to complete its project?
  • Why was this group successful?
    • Teacher should also use the opportunity to emphasize soft skills needed, i.e. leadership, communication, collaboration, assigning tasks, etc.

Teacher resources:

Check for understanding:

Why was this group successful?

Transition:

It’s time for you to work on your project!

Student Production (40 minutes)

Students should create presentations, code their AI units, and work on the artistic aspect of their projects.

Work should be divided up using the revised role sheet from Lesson 6, allowing all members of the group to be working actively on artistic design, presentation, scripting code, and/or coordination within the group and with the teacher.

As this lesson is largely meant as a workshop, the teacher’s role will be to advise and guide the individual groups. This can best take place by the teacher circulating and assisting groups individually yet allowing them the latitude to work through issues as a group through troubleshooting, research, trial and error, and collaboration.

If instructors or students have technical questions, they may reach out to info@ReadyAI.org.

Teacher resources:

Check for understanding:

What troubles did you face today? How will you overcome them?

Transition:

What have you completed so far? What will you still need to complete?

Closure (5 minutes)

Teacher will ask students to share their accomplishments thus far as well as what they need to do.

Teacher may want to collect Handouts 10.1 so they are not lost.

Students assist in putting away their group’s AI-IN-A-BOX

Check for understanding:

During our next session, we will have an opportunity to rehearse as a class before the competition.