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Alexa? What's a New Way to Learn?
Help me give my students Amazon devices to enhance our everyday learning in a fun, yet meaningful way!
As a second-year educator, I teach third grade at a wonderful school located in Detroit. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and family structures.
We have beautiful students who are always motivated to learn!
As an educator, I strive to provide them with the best opportunities for aiding their education. It is essential that teachers can provide their students with materials that allow them to learn in ways that meet their various unique needs. Children need a chance to experiment as they learn, and I aim to provide that.
The Amazon devices will allow my students to independently learn how to clearly communicate questions orally. Speaking and listening skills can be difficult to practice independently, but by working with Alexa, students will learn how to state questions, rephrase requests, and to be specific in their speech.
These devices will allow my students to check their work, research facts, and organize their work time.
Students can set timers, stream music, and read audiobooks aloud. When they are writing, Alexa can help students spell a specific word, suggest a synonym, or provide a definition.
Alexa can even help students practice math skills by flipping a coin, choosing a number, or picking a card. Need to know an author's birth date? How about the capital of a specific state? Not sure how to spell a word? Just ask ALEXA!
The list goes on and on of engaging things Alexa can do in our class. Perhaps most importantly, it will help students develop communication and problem-solving skills they will use all their life. The opportunities really are endless, and I think that it would be the perfect classroom addition.
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