Welcome to the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Museum
& Haunted SMART House!
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Last year I blogged about how the 7th grade team rocked this amazing interactive museum, display of student artwork & projects, and haunted house experience! This year it was even better! Partly because Amazon was watching & Amazon cares about kiddos!
Out of the blue I got a direct message or DM on Twitter saying that they had seen my blog post There’s an Echo in our Library with our Vine videos about our Library Amazon Echo & wanted to invite us to participate in as special Haunted House Campaign. Since we were planning to do the Poe Museum again anyway we jumped on board & were so grateful that they gave us some smart home products & decorations to add to our experience in exchange for this post, some Tweets, Vines, & Instagrams (which we woulda done anyway!) We embrace total Tech transparency here at MHMS, so it was a total Win/Win! W00t!
@hcpss_mhms 7thGr #EdgarAllanPoe Haunted Smart House partially sponsored by @AmazonEcho #echoholidays A video posted by Gwyneth Jones (@thedaringlibrarian) on
@hcpss_mhms 7thGr kiddos #EdgarAllanPoe Haunted Smart House partially sponsored by @AmazonEcho #echoholidays A photo posted by Gwyneth Jones (@thedaringlibrarian) on
@hcpss_mhms 7thGr #EdgarAllanPoe Haunted Smart House partially sponsored by @AmazonEcho #echoholidays A photo posted by Gwyneth Jones (@thedaringlibrarian) on
If you have an Amazon Echo, you can connect all your SMART devices to it to help run your Haunted house! Here’s an example of some commands you can give it – provided by Amazon:
Make Halloween Parties More Fun with the Amazon Echo
Echo can play Halloween Music. Examples of how to ask for music:
Alexa, play Haunted House Sounds Playlist on Prime Music
Alexa, play Kids Halloween playlist on Prime Music
Alexa, play Halloween Party Soundtrack on Prime Music
Echo can tell Halloween jokes and answer questions:
Alexa, tell me a Halloween Joke
Alexa, what is a Jack-O-Lantern?
A super big thanks to all the 7th grade team, Ms. Galloway-Smith, Ms. Sheppard, & the Amazon Echo for helping to make this a truly hair-raising, interactive, and SMART experience!
Look! Even HCPSS SLA liked what we did!
— HCPSS Language Arts (@hcpss_sla) October 28, 2015