Last week I talked about 10 Ways to Use an Amazon Echo Dot for Homeschooling and one of those ways was to use educational skills. This week I’ll share 7 Alexa skills homeschoolers can use with their Amazon Echo.
If you’re using an Amazon Echo for homeschooling, let me know how you’re using it in the comments below. What other skills would you suggest?
Learn Greek & Latin Root Words
This skill provides a Greek or Latin root word, the definition of that word, and examples of English words where you’ll find the Greek or Latin root. Get started by saying, “Alexa, teach me root words.”
Math Mania provides a variety of game modes including addition only, subtraction only, multiplication only, division only, algebra only, fractions only, money only, or really challenge yourself and play the everything mode! Activate this skill by saying, “Alexa, ask Math Mania to play.”
Reuters TV (World) or BBC News
Updated around the clock by editorial teams on four continents, Reuters TV taps into a network of 2,500 journalists reporting from 200 locations worldwide. Add this flash briefing with the phrase, “Alexa, what’s in the news?” Note: If you live in the United States you’ll activate the U.S. version.
Ever wonder what the rovers on Mars are doing? Here’s your chance to ask NASA Mars. Use the NASA Mars skill to learn about Mars and get the latest rover updates directly from NASA. Mission team members write the updates weekly. Say, “Alexa, open NASA Mars,” to check on the “red planet”.
This Day in History
Check in daily to find out about the historical events that happened on this day and every other day of the year. Come back each day and hear the top historical event of the day. Use the phrase, “Alexa, launch This Day in History,” to get started.
National Geographic Geo Quiz
Put your geography knowledge to the test with this skill. Six new questions are released every day. Enable by saying, “Alexa, play Geo Quiz.”
Questions Kids Ask Flash Briefing
Questions Kids Ask is the perfect flash briefing for those parents with inquisitive kids. Kid friendly and fun for the whole family. Enable using your Alexa app.
Bonus: Homeschool News Today
This daily flash briefing provides informative and encouraging news from the world of homeschooling in less than 2 minutes. Enable using your Alexa app.
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