Speech Recognition

Lesson Details
How does speech recognition work? Using speech recognition blocks in PictoBlox.


  • Make your own Alexa
Classroom Bundle Used: Computer/Laptop
Prerequisites: None
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    Lesson Overview

    In this lesson students will learn:

    • Speech Recognition
    • How does Alexa work?
    • Speech Recognition in PictoBlox
    • Text to Speech in PictoBlox
    • Activity: Make your own virtual assistant in PictoBlox which recognizes your that can recognize your command play the requested song.

    Key Learning Outcomes

    At the end of  the lesson, you will be able to:

    • Understand how speech recognition works.
    • Use AI blocks in PictoBlox to convert speech into text.

    Material Required

    1 set of the following material per group of 3-5 students:

    ComponentImageQuantityAvailable in Bundle
    PictoBloxInstalled in Computer/Laptop

    Lesson Outline

    How Speech Recognition Works - 15 minutes
    • How Do Humans Learn a Language?
    • Speech Recognition
    • How Speech Recognition Works
    • How Alexa Works
    Speech to Text Blocks in PictoBlox - 10 minutes
    Activity: Make your own Alexa - 35 minutes

    Students will be making a script that will recognize our voice command and analyze it to play the Mario theme song or the Spider-Man theme song. If the command is not recognized, it will say that it didn’t understand the command.

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