Google Home in Your Homeschool

We have the ability to have Google Home devices in any room of our house, giving us access to more information than we thought we could use.

Why not use the technology available to us in our homeschool?

Having a small device that can answer random questions that pop up has been great.

Two things to teach your children are the most important, all commands start with either “Hey Google” or “OK Google”, and they need to speak clearly.

With a bit of prompting and practice, even young kids can use Google Home and Google Assistant independently.

– “Ok Google, spell ________.” – “Hey Google, what’s ___ x ___?” – “Okay Google, what’s the capital of ________?” – “Hey Google, how far away is the sun?” – “Okay Google, tell us a joke.” – “Hey Google, what’s the weather forecast?”

Some Prompts to Try:

If you don’t have a Google Home, you can test this by opening the Google Home app and clicking the speaker icon in the bottom-middle of the screen.

You may find Google Assistant to be helpful with homeschool organization. Here are a few things to try:

– “Hey Google, on Thursday, remind me _____.” – “Okay Google, set a timer for 20 minutes.” – “Okay Google, play the clean-up song”