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AI Pilipinas Meetup #17: AI and Coding for Kids – Whys and Hows
June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In the last few years, we saw that the pace of this progress is accelerating. We know that we have to start teaching computer programming and A.I. to children. Children are naturally curious and are willing to explore making things without thinking much about grades, much less their “career”. As makers, kids can learn technology and cultivate their curiosity using simple tools like the BBC micro:bit.
The job of the parent and the teacher is to prepare kids for the future. But what if we don’t know what the future will be like ? As someone in tech for 3 decades, I don’t even know what will be mainstream technology in two years! Coding and A.I. will be necessary future skills that kids can learn now. Kids, parents and teachers now can also learn about the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and create technology projects that relate to one or more of these goals. We have learned that the BBC micro:bit is a great tool for learning A.I. and coding on the way to making prototypes for learning and addressing the SDGs.