Educator Alexander's Newsletter





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Here are some things that you should know! Click on the pictures or words to find out more information about these new things that have been announced.

Free Mental Health Guide for K-12 Educators & Administrators

Supporting Student & Educator Mental Health in 2021

Get Go Guardian's free resource guide for K-12 schools and districts


MIE Expert Self-Nominations are OPEN until AUGUST 1--EXTENDED (LAST CHANCE)

Notice: MIE Expert self-nominations are open from May to July 15 each year.

  • Phase 1 – May – July 8 (Auto-scoring multiple choice responses)
  • July 15 – resubmissions (or first time submissions due)
  • August 30 – announcement of who the new MIE Experts are and next steps

For more information about applying, click here.


Register here to get two free Young Adult Audiobook downloads per week!

🎥 Webinars of the Month

Creating Your Digital Library with Nancy Jo Lambert
Level Up with Google Sites with Sarah Kiefer
Level Up with Google Drawings and Jamboard with Sarah Kiefer
Inclusion Tech Hacks with Jessica Reed
Level Up with Google Forms with Sarah Kiefer
Level Up with Google Slides with Sarah Kiefer

✔👀👌😘5 Minute Tips of the Month

4 Grading Hack Extensions
3 Updates to Google Workspace for Education
6 Quick Free Timesaving Extensions

😍 FREE Extension of the Month

This extension lets you resize all of your open tabs to see two, three or four

at a time in different sizes.

Click on picture below for more information.

💻 📱 Tech Certification of the Month

Click on the image to find out how to get certified with the featured tech certification of the month.


Here is a great way to get support and tips from Microsoft and stay update by subscribing to their newsletter!

Educators Can Get Office 365 for FREE

Students and educators at eligible institutions can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. All you need is a valid school email address. It’s not a trial – so get started today. -- Microsoft Website

Sign up here!

Flipgrid Blog with Updates

Click Here to find the newest information on Microsoft's Flipgrid!

🌈 Google Updates

Here are some updates from Google!

A Couple More Google Updates

To Stay Updated, Watch Here: EDU in 90: The Latest, July 2021

What's New with

Forms saved drafts will be available to Google for Workspace users starting 8/2/21.





expanded Be Internet Awesome program

💡See Me Here

Here are all of the in-person trainings that are upcoming! Also, come see me at some of the following events.

Click on the pictures below for more information and to register and find more information such as dates, times, room numbers and links to register HERE.


Follow the directions for each Freebie!

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If you have taken any professional development from Educator Alexander and/or have taken the SLLA test after attending any of her test prep classes, please click the picture below to leave comments.

Dr. Desiree Alexander, Educator Alexander Consulting

Dr. Desiree Alexander is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC and the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She consults with members of several schools/businesses and presents at conferences globally.

Dr. Alexander is lifetime certified in Louisiana in Secondary English Education, as a Reading Specialist, as a School Librarian, as an Educational Technology Facilitator, as an Educational Technology Leader and in Educational Leadership 1. She is certified in Texas as a Principal, in English Language Arts and Reading for grades 4-8 and grades 8-12, as a Reading Specialist for grades EC-12, and as a School Librarian. She holds multiple technology certifications, including, but not limited to, IC3 certification, Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, Apple Teacher, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer and Expert.

She holds a Bachelor, a Master + 30, and an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University, a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University and a Master of Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Technology Leadership from Nicholls State University. She also holds a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.

She is a 2021 Texas Computer Education Association Featured Thought Leader, 2020 International Society for Technology in Education Featured Voice, 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference Featured Presenter, 2019 Customer Commitment Award Honoree from Better Business Bureau's Torch Awards for Ethics, a 2019 Shreveport National Pan-Hellenic Council Mover and Shaker, a 2017 Young Professional Initiative 40 Under 40 Awards Honoree, 2017 Center for Digital Education Top 30 Technologists, Transformers & Trailblazers, 2017 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator for Louisiana, 2016 Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana Member of the Year, 2015 Librarian of the Year for Louisiana Librarian Association, 2015 Campus Teacher of the Year in the Zachary Community School District and 2014 Leader of the Year for Region 2 Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators.

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