Hospitality teacher Lindy Hutton is using Alexa, the Amazon version of voice activated artificial intelligence assistant. Students can ask Alexa to open an app called Chefling, which has an inventory of what is in the pantry. They can find out what is about to expire, what they need to go shopping for, and then they can ask Alexa to find recipes with those ingredients in the Allrecipes app. She is also using the Kayak app for travel information. Students are enjoying asking Alexa to tell them a joke as well.
This kind of experimenting is exactly how we teach our students to be innovative and adventurous with technology. It will be fun to see where they take it from here.