What is Speak Memory? This was an essential question I recently posed to my Exploring Computer Science class. Students were finishing up on the unit about human-computer interactions. In this unit, we explored topics such as who has access to your digital data, who should own it, who should be able to share it, and what do you think about companies such as Google tracking your data.
Using Edpuzzle I shared with the class the Speak Memory episode from the Endless Thread podcast. Students shared with me after completing this activity they came away with new perspectives on the topics we discussed in class. I felt that this episode highlighted the essence of human-computer interaction. The podcast reflects on a touching story of how data from voice assistants such as Ok Google, Hey Siri, and Alexa can also be used for cherishing memories from those we have lost.