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Saturday, October 12 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
The Voice-Activated Classroom

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Smart speakers may not be ready to become classroom fixtures quite yet, but student inquiry could soon be as simple as saying, "Hey Google, find me new research on Mesopotamian architecture." Thanks to machine learning, digital assistants voice-activated devices such as Siri, Amazon's Alexa, and Google Home, time-intensive reference and calculation skills traditionally taught in schools are becoming automated. What are these digital assistants capable of, and how can we leverage them in our classrooms? In this session, participants will explore some features of these tools that can be applied to educational environments, examine how college students are provided opportunities to interact with devices, and discuss & identify privacy and artificial intelligence concerns.

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Devin Rossiter

Academic Coach, Stiern Middle School/Bakersfield City School District
Devin Rossiter is an academic coach with a unique background in broadcast media specializing in math instruction in Bakersfield, CA. Originally from Staten Island, Devin is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer who supports teachers across all content areas at the... Read More →


Saturday October 12, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room 404