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Did you see Alexa?
Posted 01/11/2016 08:18AM

During the past month, 2B at RBE added a new assistant to the class named Alexa. While she is not a human like the rest of us, Alexa is helping us all with spelling as well as playing relaxing music while we journal in the morning. Alexa is Amazons answer to Apple's Siri technology. It is basically a speaker with several omnidirectional microphones that listens for a key word, 'Alexa' followed by a question or request. Currently, 2B has been using this technology to spell and find definitions to unknown words. A student can use the phrase, "Alexa, how do you spell vitamin?", and she will spell out the word, letter by letter. Alexa is also helpful in forecasting the weather, news headlines, and playing the artist or song that is requested, to name a few. We are investigating using Alexa as our English as an additional Language assistant. Stay Tuned!

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