Exploring Smart Speakers and Personal Assistants

Course Lessons and Materials

Below you will find lesson materials and resources for this class.  This includes the Zoom link, slide deck for viewing and download, the recorded video, and additional lessons and resources.  


Click on this button to join the Zoom meeting on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 10 AM CT.

Slide Deck for Viewing

Download Slide Deck

Here is a downloadable version of the slide deck suitable for printing. It features a four slides on each page, a format to save paper. It’s perfect for note taking.

Summer Smart Speakers – 8-2-22

Links and Additional Resources

Additional Information

Additional Information and Resources 

Security and Privacy Resources

FTC.gov – How to Secure Your Voice Assistant and Protect Your Privacy


Amazon Alexa Resources

Amazon Alexa Devices Help 

Amazon Echo Device Customer Support Center

Amazon – What Do the Lights on Your Echo Device Mean?   – Common Question for your Device

Amazon – Alexa Features Help – Listing of Alexa functions broken down by category.  Look for music, books, communication and more. 

Manage Your Alexa Data – login to your Amazon account required.

Google Nest/Home Resources


Google Nest Support Center 

Google – Control Google Nest or Home devices by voice  Good Listing of Google Assistant Commands broken down by category

Google Nest – FAQs on privacy



Music Tools

Target – 3.5mm to RCA Audio Cable – Connect your smart speaker to traditional home stereos.  Available at most big box and electronics stores 

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