1. Critical thinking - finding solutions to problems
Students practice forming questions to get a reasonable response
2. Collaboration - working with others
Considering others when using an audio device. For example, will this disturb the classroom? Is this an appropriate question to ask? Are we quiet enough so everyone will hear the response?
3. Communication - talking to others
Students practice speaking skills - positive reinforcement of good enunciation
Students practice active listening skills - purely audio modality
4. Technology literacy - understanding how machines work
Students gain an understanding of voice technology, including:
Natural language processing - why does Alexa sometimes not correctly interpret what was said?
Speech-to-text - how a verbal question is sent as a voice recording and converted to text
Data processing - for example, why was the weather from a nearby town given instead? How does Alexa know where it is?
Machine learning and Artificial intelligence - why do Alexa’s answers improve over time?