How to Teach Students About Privacy & A.I.

In This Edition:

  • AI implications regarding privacy;
  • Some engagements you can try with your students;
  • Shortcut: Record your screen.


Your Weekly Digital Learning Compendium


Good morning, Vampires!

We trust you had a lovely break.

Yep, AI has become the teacher’s pet. So, it’s no wonder we all need to critically consider the implications that come with extended use.

Adding to the issue of bias in AI that we discussed recently in our newsletter, let’s talk about privacy.

In this edition:
  • AI implications regarding privacy;
  • Some engagements you can try with your students;
  • Shortcut: Record your screen.


Protecting Our Personal Data

As AI systems become more advanced and integrated into our daily lives, it is important to consider how our personal data is being used and protected. This is especially relevant for children, who may not fully understand the consequences of sharing their information online.

Ensuring the privacy and security of our data is essential to prevent misuse and abuse by AI systems.

To help engage students in this discussion, we have compiled a list of resources and activities that teachers can use in their classrooms. These resources have been differentiated by age group to ensure that they are appropriate for most of our students.

  For younger students (ages 5-8):

My Privacy: students discuss what privacy means and why it is important. They then create a poster or collage that represents their own personal privacy boundaries.

MIT Media Lab offers a series of interactive lessons to help kids learn and design with data privacy in mind.
 ISTE has created three unplugged activities for teaching about AI.
For upper Elementary and Lower Secondary students (ages 9-13)
Data Detective: students learn about how companies collect and use personal data. They then conduct their own investigation to see what kind of data is being collected about them online.

Zhorai: A conversational agent designed to teach machine learning concepts to kids in elementary school.
 Creativity and AI curriculum, from MIT
For Upper Secondary students (ages 14-18):
AI Ethics Debate: students research and debate the ethical implications of AI systems. They will consider issues such as privacy, bias, and accountability.

 Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: a UNESCO resource;
The AI Education Project: For grades 9-12; video that can become a provocation.


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To use it, you will first need to download Microsoft Edge (which can be done from our Manager app, without the need to go to IT. See how below!).
  • Hit Command ⌘ + space bar and the spotlight search will open;
  • Type in “Manager” and open the app;
  • In the first dropdown, make sure you select Self-Service; then search for Edge;
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  • With Edge installed, you will need to go into your applications and open it;
  • Create an account with Microsoft, if you don’t have one already, and log in.
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Record your screen with QuickTime with a variation of the classic screenshot shortcut: