7 things Amazon Echo can do to help students

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What parent wouldn't use anything at their disposal to help their kids succeed? We know that sitting down with our kids and helping them grasp the concepts they're learning at school is the best way to help them academically. And they probably don't need more time interacting with electronics, but Alexa offers some skills that can help students when parents aren't available. Luckily, if you have an Amazon Echo smart speaker, (in this case we recommend the Echo Dot for Kids) you have access to a wealth of brain-sharpening, knowledge-enhancing activities. To enable a skill on your Echo device, just say, "Alexa, enable [exact name of skill]."

Back to school with Alexa: The ultimate guide


Updated for 2018 back to school. There's no doubt Amazon's Alexa has taken the home by storm. If you're sharing a room with another student, cramming for exams, or living away from mom and dad for the first time, Alexa can help. It can also help if you're studying from home. No matter where you learn, Alexa is standing by to help out.

12 of the best Amazon Alexa skills for kids (and their parents)


Amazon Alexa is quite possibly one of the best things to ever happen to your smart home. The voice assistant is capable of quickly ordering pizza from Domino's or Pizza Hut, playing podcasts throughout your home, and even playing a quick game of Skyrim. It can help you find a date, or even sleep better with relaxing meditation and sleep machines with nature sounds. But did you know Alexa can also help you be a better parent to your child? There are a number of clever tips, tricks, and skills that you can tap into via Alexa which will help you navigate the unpredictable journey of parenthood.

16 of the best Alexa skills that we're obsessed with right now


Amazon Alexa is the retail giant's "personal assistant" that lives inside of every Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV Stick device. The smart digital assistant helps you with virtually any task, such as giving you weather updates or playing music, prompted simply by the sound of your voice. Just ask "Hey, Alexa!" and the device will wait for your command. While Alexa is pretty useful around the house, the assistant also has a playful side that can sometimes be downright weird. And while Alexa can be useful -- like with setting timers or telling you the headlines -- it's the more weird and wacky Alexa skills that we just can't get enough of.