ADAPT’s new ‘Technology in My Life’ programme, developed in collaboration with Mary Immaculate College, engages primary school students (aged 10-13 years) in teacher-led workshops on the ethical use of technology.
These modular teacher-led workshops will explore how to use technology in an ethically correct manner and in accordance with the moral and ethical standards of the school, the children’s home, and society in general.
The lessons below provide teachers with resources (i.e., presentations and teacher guides) for each of the seven workshops that make up the Technology in My Life series
The AI in My Life taster lesson provides an introduction to some of the key topics covered in the broader AI in My Life workshop series, including an introduction to AI, exploration of the transformative nature of AI, and consideration of some of the privacy and ethics implications of AI.
AI is playing an ever-greater role in society. This Introduction to AI lesson gives students an understanding of AI and some of its characteristics, helps them understand what we mean by “intelligence” and familiarises them with sample uses of AI.
This AI and Ethics lesson looks at how AI affects the wider public and society, and what kind of ethical and privacy issues we might consider when developing or using such technologies.
This module introduces students to how AI is transforming the world of work. They will learn how AI will disrupt some jobs while replacing others, hear examples of the role that AI is already playing in many industries, and they’ll explore the multidisciplinary nature of AI.
This module highlights to students the wide variety of careers and future study options available to those interested in working with AI. Students will hear from AI professionals about their work and learn how to find out about relevant options for further study.
AI in My Life also has a 2-hour taster workshop designed to give students and teachers a flavour of the programme content. It can be taken before or independent of the other lessons.