Using Google Home and Alexa for Homeschooling
If you have an Amazon Echo or Dot or a Google Home, you have undoubtedly discovered some of the many exciting tricks they can do, but did you know they are a perfect tool for homeschooling as well? Search for these homeschooling helpers under “Skills & Games” in your Amazon Alexa app or search for these educational apps under “Discover” in your Google Home app.
This skill allows your kids to chat with their red furry friend from Sesame Street. Ask Elmo questions and hear about the letter of the day.
For students with a love of outer space, enable the skill NASA Mars. You can ask Alexa general questions about Mars, and you can even get regular updates on the Mars rovers.
SAT Word of the Day
For your older children prepping for college, enable the SAT Word of the Day skill. This skill familiarizes your student with common SAT vocabulary words.
This app comes with multiple levels so you can use it with kids in varying grades to test their math skills in a fun way. A scoring feature is built into the app so kids can turn their math practice into a friendly competition.
Creative Coach by Punchcut
If you’re looking for ideas for a constructive, creative afternoon, try Google Home’s Creative Coach app. You can ask this app for a drawing, photography, or writing prompt to meet whatever mood your learner is in. This is also a great app for moms and dads who are looking for ideas for art projects.
Fun Facts by Google
This app is the perfect option for trivia lovers. If your child is prone to asking you to Google everything, this app is a must! Learn thousands of interesting facts and use your kid’s favorites to inspire special projects or research topics.
National Geographic Bee
The constant companion of a GPS in a smartphone is making geography more difficult for many, but this app can help with that. In a fun trivia set up, this app puts your knowledge of places, regions, and locations to the test.
CK-12 is an app to foster the love of science in your students. This fun trivia app asks questions about Earth science, physics, chemistry, and biology.