Leveraging Alexa as an Assessment Review Tool
Participate and share : Poster
Tuesday, June 25, 4:00–6:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 9
Joshua Andry Alli Flowers
The Alexa Dot costs less than $40. Every classroom can afford one. Learn how to create your own reviews to use with teams in class or for students to use at home. A variety of other classroom uses will also be explored.
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||You will need an Amazon account.|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Game-based learning and gamification|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Teachers and students will be able to create reviews and contests using Alexa blueprints with material they are using in the classroom. Only one Alexa device is necessary in a classroom.
Using your Amazon account and the web-based blueprints, anyone can create a challenging game for the classroom. Due to the exceptional microphone/speaker quality in Alexa products, students learn not only to create, but to *quietly* work in teams.
As this is an emerging technology, there is no much evidence available yet. We hope to provide some by the end of this school year.
A short audience participation game will be played at the beginning to introduce everyone to Alexa's classroom gamification abilities. Next, participants will have the opportunity to create their own game, and share with the presenters so that the audience can see how quickly and easily it works.
If time permits, we will then move on to competitive rounds, focusing on the ability of students to "buzz" in for their responses, again working as a team.
Research is currently ongoing. At this time there is no available research on what we are doing. We hope to provide our own research evidence at the end of this school year.
Long-time geek. Level 1 and 2 Google Certified. MIE. Teaching technology since 1984.