Teachers Rejoice! Alexa in the Classroom is the Assistant You’ve Always Wanted
What are the benefits of having Alexa in the Classroom?
By now, you’ve heard of Amazon Alexa devices and probably have a good idea of how they can transform your home into a whole new space with a simple Amazon Alexa command. But if you’re a teacher, having Alexa in the classroom has a whole other set of capabilities. Yes, Amazon Alexa is perfect for kids!
How does having Alexa in the Classroom help teachers?
Think of Alexa as your teaching assistant of the future. In today’s school systems, it’s not uncommon to have 20-30 students (or more!) per teacher, which means days are spent answering questions, taking attendance, pivoting throughout subjects or classes cycling through on a schedule, and many, many more tasks. By utilizing Alexa reminders, routines and lists, Alexa can take care of simple tasks that might normally fall through the cracks.
Leading small group sessions? Alexa can keep the rest of the groups under control while you focus your time teaching a lesson to one section. This way, any groups where you aren’t directly giving feedback can still get clarification on their questions without losing precious classroom time. Need a little more info on how to set this up? Take a look at the VoiceBrew Comprehensive Guide to Alexa in the Classroom.
Alexa in the Classroom makes learning fun for students!
If you’re a teacher, you’ve been there. Sometimes depending on the subject, it’s necessary to add an element of fun to the learning experience so students retain knowledge. One fun option is to utilize Alexa Skill Blueprints to conduct your own game show with custom trivia questions! We cover this tutorial in depth, here.
Having an Alexa device in your classroom can help transition and re-focus students
One of our favorite skills is AskMyClass. This is a paid resource, but offers a free 14-day trial. If your students are a little rowdy after recess, simply ask AskMyClass to calm down your students. Need to call on random students during Q&A? Consider it done. Learn why it is one of our favorite Alexa skills for teachers in our guide, here.
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