Amazon Adds Print Functionality from JumpStart to Alexa
- By Dian Schaffhauser
voice-controlled assistant, Alexa, now allows for the printing
of educational materials
Students, teachers and parents can say, "Alexa, print a coloring
page" or "Alexa, print a multiplication worksheet for third
grade," and the Echo device will follow the command.
new feature works with second-generation or newer Echo devices on
myriad printers from HP, Brother, Canon and Epson. Amazon said it
would expand the functionality to other printers over time. To find
out if a specific printer will work, say, "Alexa, discover my
to JumpStart, thousands of pre-K to grade 6 worksheets and coloring
pages in JumpStart
are available for printing on demand, including freebies.
are thrilled to provide Echo users fast and convenient access to our
award-winning educational content to enhance their home learning,"
said JumpStart Brand Manager Shannon Gale in a press release. "Our
worksheets are an excellent resource for all parents, as well as
teachers, to gauge how well children know a subject, and to practice
creativity and critical thinking."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.