My high school students are creating assistive devices for visually impaired individuals using the Arduino Uno platform. This project focuses on developing innovative digital mobility aids, utilizing ultrasonic sensors and small servo motors. These aids are designed to enhance spatial awareness for visually impaired users through sound and tactile feedback, alerting them to nearby objects. I am hopeful that this initiative provides practical, real-world applications of technology but also attempts instills a deep sense of empathy and innovation in my students.
Below are 10 ways I have been leveraging AI in my classroom. Although STEM heavy, I am hopeful these applications will spark interest across disciplines.
The more I teach students in my Biochemistry class about the intricacies of Protein Folding, the more certain I become that it is a perfect learning medium for uniting various disciplines. From protein translation in biology, to intermolecular forces in chemistry, to applications of AI in computer science, developing an appreciation for the structure-function relationship in biology via investigating the elegant nature of how proteins fold is a powerful way to unite STEM disciplines. Below are a few activities I am currently using with my students in chemistry, biology, and engineering courses.
Recently I have been exploring ways of using ChatGPT and p5.js together to create animations formy physics and chemistry classes. Below is my first attempt at generating a code for a bouncing ball in ChatGPT then using p5.js to model the code. In the future I would like to generate position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time graphs within the animation, as well as develop methods for modeling ideal gas behavior. So much potential. Stay tuned!