“Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?”

By Taylor Siebert on April 10, 2018

Striv Schools can now create their own custom Amazon Alexa Skill

We are excited to announce that Striv has given your school the opportunity to create an Amazon Alexa Skill. You can do this directly from your Striv Schools dashboard by uploading your own custom audio file!

We have built the back-end technology to connect with Amazon which gives schools the ability to create content in a unique way using the Amazon Alexa Skills Kit. For more information about how your school can take advantage of this please connect with us.

What is an Alexa Skill?
Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices like the Echo family of devices including Echo Show and Echo Spot. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalized experience.

Why should your school have an Alexa Skill?

  • Reach your community, parents, and alumni through Voice
  • Have students create and share content using audio
  • Amazon Alexa is the next search engine

More information you can share:

  • School announcements (events)
  • School closings
  • School calendar and lunch menu
  • Interview teachers and students (short clips)
  • Message from your admin team (fun and engaging)
  • Highlight different students and their story each week (Spotlight Seniors)
  • Announce when your next live stream will be
  • Review/Recap of activities (share results)

Heather Callihan, Technology Integration Specialist at Northwest Public Schools shared her excitement about their Amazon Alexa Skill.

“We’re excited that Striv is now offering the ability for us to integrate and create a custom Northwest Public Schools Amazon Alexa Skills app! Not only is this a great opportunity for our district to share what’s happening through a new medium but the involvement of our students is key. We have students who are helping execute the recording of the audio and working with them on the schedule and writing scripts. It’s still early but we can’t wait to see where this can go and the chance to reach our community and patrons through their Amazon devices in their home!”

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