Ensure the school or group you are teaching will have computers with internet access; sharing one computer between 2-3 students works well.
Register for an IBM Cloud account if you do not have one already.
Select the Machine Learning Project(s) that you want to use for your event from the "Worksheet" page on the Machine Learning for Kids site. Ensure you choose Projects that are relevant to the age group you are teaching and for the appropriate amount of time. The screenshot below shows an example Scratch, a simplified programming language, that uses building blocks to teach kids about programming.
Example of one of the Scratch activities in the Machine Learning for Kids Activity Kit.
Download the Project Instructions sheets for Teachers and for Students for the Project you select. These instruction pages will provide helpful information about what exactly the students need to do to complete the Project. You may also want to print copies of the Student instructions for the Project(s) you have selected to hand out to the class.
Once you have decided on the Project on the Worksheet page, you will need to create an account. Click the link below and click "Get Started." On the following page, click "Sign Up" and then click "I am a teacher or leader of coding club" and follow the instructions for an "Unmanaged Class Account." This Class Account will be the account your students use to log in to participate in the Project and requires an IBM Cloud account. After confirming your email, you can log back into the Machine Learning for Kids site and use your Class Account for your activity. The Machine Learning for Kids website provides access to Watson Assistant running in the IBM Cloud. As the teacher, you will need to access the IBM Cloud and create API keys. These keys give the instructor access to Watson Assistant, IBM's Machine Learning system. As a teacher, the anonymous user ID and password you create will be distributed to your class who will then be able to access IBM's Watson Assistant. Information about how to do this and a step-by-step guide can be found here (note: you will need to be logged into the Machine Learning for Kids site).
Review this help guide for any questions that arise during your rehearsal or set up here: