Quickstart Resources

The below resources are only a starting place. They are not meant to represent the breadth or depth of this growing field.

I’m new to AI and I’d love to learn more. Where might I start?

In terms of classroom and university policies, what have others done? Are there precedents I can review?

I’m a high school teacher. Are there resources specifically for me?

  • The AI Education Project has lesson plans ranging from 5 min warmups to full day projects on a range of topics, all created specifically for high school students.
  • AI Literacy Lessons for Grades 6–12 from Common Sense includes 8 short lessons introducing AI.
  • AI Resources from Stanford’s CRAFT include a collection of 45-60 minute lessons for high school students on key topics, including algorithmic bias and privacy.
  • AI4ALL has in-depth lesson plans on a variety of topics, each with a comprehensive teaching guide.
  • MIT RAISE’s DAILy Workshop provides visual, hands-on activities that help explain more technical topics related to AI. Although designed for middle school students, these activities are engaging and go into impressive depth.

Who are some people writing about these topics? Who might I follow online?

What are some related Initiatives?

Where can I learn more about how AI relates to bias and discrimination, environmental impacts, privacy and surveillance, worker exploitation, misinformation, etc.? (there are many more; here are a few to start with!)

How should my students cite their use of these tools?

Are there online communities to discuss these topics?

Wait, there’s (much!) more. For an extensive, crowdsourced resource list, we recommend “AI Text Generators: Sources to Stimulate Discussion Among Teachers.” compiled by Anna Mills for the Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse, which includes useful content on many topics, including:

We also recommend this curated resource list from the MLA-CCCC Joint Task Force on Writing and AI: Quick Start Guide to AI and Writing

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