Thinking with KIBO: Introducing AI in Early Grades
by PRP Group, on 10/02/2023
Here’s a cool and very timely tool from KinderLab: it’s a curriculum that uses their screen-free robot KIBO to help teach young learners the basic ideas behind AI, focusing both on what it can do and what it can’t do. Thinking with KIBO: Introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Early Grades, is a free curriculum designed to help students understand how AI tools work and to think critically about how these tools can improve lives in their communities.
Designed for students in grades 1–3, each of the lessons allows students to explore fundamental ideas about AI through activities with the hands-on and screen-free KIBO robot. Thinking with KIBO engages with computer science concepts alongside evolving content standards in artificial intelligence. Created by KinderLab Robotics, a leader in educational STEAM robotics for grades pre-K–5, the curriculum is designed for a 5–6 week unit in computer science or technology/media classes, as well as afterschool programs, enrichment centers, libraries, and makerspaces.