Amazon Alexa Devices To Make Back To School Easier!

Updated: Sep 23

Let’s face it - the back to school struggle is real! Whether your kids are learning from home, in the classroom, or doing a hybrid, managing it can all be stressful but Amazon and Alexa have some tricks to help us out!




ECHO SHOW 8


Limor uses this device to keep her whole family on a schedule. It has a sleek 8” HD screen, so it’s easy to see from anywhere in the room.


It’s also great to set alarms, see your schedule, set to do lists, get reminders - perfect for if you’re learning or working at home and on a tight schedule. The Echo Show 8 can even brew coffee with the help of a smart plug!


It’s also great for if you need your kids to get going but can’t guide them throughout their morning routine. We use the Alexa App to set reminders for kids to brush their teeth, wash their face, put on their shoes, and be at the door at 8am. For some reason they listen to Alexa more than their own parents! Who would’ve thought?!




SCHOOL SCHEDULE BLUEPRINT


You have your own work schedule to worry about so if your kids are learning from home keeping track of their ever changing daily schedule can be extremely challenging. The school schedule blueprint helps students stay on track and the setup is super easy!


All you have to do is visit the Alexa Blueprints website and open the school schedule blueprint template. You can easily build out your child's weekly class schedule, which also includes Alexa reminders for each class or school activity - such as math class, creative writing, or even ‘recess’ breaks.


Whenever parents need to know their child’s schedule for the day, you can simply say “Alexa, open school schedule”. It’s so much easier than scrolling through your emails to find that schedule from a few weeks back!




JUMPSTART ALEXA SKILL

If you want to give your children some supplemental worksheets, you can enable the Jumpstart Alexa Skill and ask Alexa to print worksheets to your wireless printer. There are a ton of free worksheets available, such as math, science, writing, vocabulary, coloring, and more!




FIRE HD 8 KIDS EDITION TABLET


Your child's school day is usually done before your workday is complete. A solution is to give your kids some educational screen time. The tablet includes 1 year of Amazon Kids +, which is a subscription that gives you access to over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, and educational content so kids can stay entertained and productive while you wrap up work! The parental controls are super user friendly and you can even set screen time limits.


A kid-proof case also comes included, which has a built-in stand to withstand drops, bumps, and mayhem caused by kids. Even better - it comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee so if it breaks, just return it to Amazon and they’ll replace it for free!




FIRE HD 8 PLUS

If you have older kids who don’t need the children’s version, this device is perfect for them! It has up to 12 hours of battery life for reading, browsing the web, watching videos, or listening to music. They’ll barely have to worry about charging! It’s also 30% faster than the children’s device. It’s perfect for zoom class calls!


This school year will definitely be challenging at times and a learning lesson for everyone involved but Amazon devices and Alex can help make managing it all a little easier for everyone! For more information on any Amazon devices visit, amazon.com/devices.