ReadyAiis the first comprehensive K–12 artificial intelligence (AI) education company to create an “out of the box”-ready and complete program to teach AI in the classroom and empower students to use AI for social good.ReadyAi’s AI-in-a-Box is designed for users with different experience levels and abilities. The emphasis is on the nontechnical components of learning, combining art and multimedia. Inside each AI-in-a-Box are curriculum, hardware, and software to get started. The curriculum teaches six key concepts of AI—visual recognition, facial recognition, object manipulation, landmark-based navigation, speech generation, and speech recognition. One AI box can be used by up to 15 students at a time. Students learn by playing and generating ideas with teammates, supporting project-based learning.
In smaller rural schools, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can face troublesome barriers. In our K–12 district of 730 students, we have many of the common obstacles, including limited funds, no extra faculty, and an already overloaded class schedule. These three join arms to block us from using any of the really cool programs we’d like to. Other institutions sing praises of cutting-edge programs and share their successes. Meanwhile, rural schools are trying to figure out how to educate equally deserving kids in STEM.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in May.