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Create a Voice Application for Amazon Alexa

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Explore and create : Creation lab

Noelle Silver  
In this workshop, we will talk about how to add functionality to Amazon Alexa and bring voice-enabled technology to the classroom. We will create an Alexa skill, add content to that skill, and make it ready to publish to your device, your classroom or even the world!

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: We need access to a web browser, internet
Topic: Artificial Intelligence
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Special education, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

To build an Amazon Alexa skill for the classroom


Intro to Amazon Alexa
Build a skill
Publish skill to the world.

Supporting research

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Noelle Silver, AI Leadership Institute

Noelle Silver is the senior vice president of AI solutions for and the founder of the AI Leadership Institute. An award-winning technologist who specializes in conversational artificial intelligence and voice technology, intelligent apps and agents, and responsible AI practices, she’s led teams at NPR, Microsoft and Amazon. She’s also the founder of #Lovefluencers. Silver is passionate about mindful leadership, authentic personal branding and the ethical and responsible use of technology in business. She was recently awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for Artificial Intelligence, and is an influencer in voice and AI globally.

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