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mAY NEWS

♥️💥SOOOO MANY UPCOMING EVENTS💥♥️

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by May 7 at 12midnight central and winner will be announced on Saturday, May 8!

Get Ready for the May Giveaway

The May Giveaway will be announced on May 15.


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You won't want to miss this contest!

********LAST CHANCE FOR MAY EVENTS********

********JUNE EVENTS********

AND HERE'S MORE...

📌 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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.

DID YOU KNOW???? FREE TRAINING FROM GOOGLE

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO THE LEFT TO SEE THE FRIENDS OF EDUCATOR ALEXANDER WHO WERE RECENTLY ADDED TO THE LIST OF COMPANIES OFFERING THIS SERVICE!


Google for Education is offering free teacher training to organizations who invest in Chromebooks or Google Workspace for Education Plus with the Google for Education services offer
(terms & conditions apply). We’re proud to offer a diverse list of service providers for you to choose from this year, which you’ll see reflected on the services offer website.


We encourage you to connect with your IT and/or purchasing team to discuss how you might take advantage. To redeem:


  1. Complete either your Chromebook and Chrome Education Upgrade or Education Plus licenses purchase
  2. Submit the relevant confirmation form (Chrome, Education Plus)
  3. Get started with free services!


We hope this offer provides you with some well-earned support this year.


LEARN MORE HERE

TCEA MEMBERSHIP IS FREE THIS WEEK ONLY

As a big thank you to educators around the world for all that they’ve done for their students this terrible school year, TCEA is offering one year of free membership May 3-7, 2021. This offer is good for both new members and for existing or returning members.


MORE INFORMATION HERE

FREE YA AUDIOBOOKS APRIL 29-AUGUST 4

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


https://audiofilemagazine.com/sync/

End of the Year Project Ideas with Book Creator

Jon Smith is here with some fun and engaging ideas to help you through to the end of the year.


See them HERE

Kami Connect is Back!

You're invited to Kami Connect July 2021!


Join over 50,000 educators on July 24 (9 AM PDT | 12 PM EDT) for an action packed day of professional development, inspiration, and learning from leading educators and Kami experts.


REGISTER HERE

Get Kami Certified with Level 1 and 2 Certifications and WIN

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week Month, every teacher that gets Kami Certified this May will go in the draw to win epic prizes for their school!


Find out more at https://www.kamiapp.com/certified.


Lausanne Learning Teach Tech Conference DISCOUNT

Register Now for Our Virtual Summer Conference - With Over 40 Sessions AND an Extra Day of Workshops Added! We’re making it easy to get great PD in 2021!


Registration is $50/person, and includes:


Access to all workshops & workshop recordings


12 CEUs post-conference


Discounts & early-bird opportunities for future conferences


***Use code “FRIENDS” for 20% off registration


https://www.lausannelearning.com/teachtech

Hear EA on the #EduDuctTape Podcast

Dr. Desiree Alexander of EducatorAlexander.com joins the show to talk about formative assessment with videos in the classroom. Desiree and I discuss Edpuzzle, PlayPosit, Razor Arts, Nearpod, and more! Plus, I’ve got a BIG announcement to share!


LISTEN HERE

APPLY TO PRESENT BEFORE JUNE 16--EdChange Global is BACK!

APPLY TO PRESENT TODAY!


The ORIGINAL 24-Hour, Global conference is back on July 23-24, 2021 from 12noon to 12noon central time.


Register for free, apply to present or apply to sponsor to promote yourself at


www.edchangeglobal.com

🎥 Webinars of the Month

Engaging Families in a Socially Distanced World with Becky Dukes
Sensational SEL Practices for the Educator with Tanya Chapman Griffin

✔👀👌😘5 Minute Tips of the Month

***NEW 5 MINUTE TIPS VIDEOS COMING IN JUNE***
Let Participants CHOOSE Zoom Breakout Room
Google Calendar Appointment Slots

😍 FREE Extension of the Month

This extension HAS BEEN UPDATED to help you create audio files, instructions, and so much more in Google Forms, Google Slides, commenting in Google Classroom and Docs and SO MUCH MORE!


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.

💫MICROSOFT SUPPORT

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

Office 365 You Can in :90 Video Series

Have questions about how to use Office 365 Education in the classroom?


You Can in :90 video series is here to help!

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 Newest Newsletter 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, April 2021


What's New with


Updates to Google Storage Policy (No longer UNLIMITED for all EDU)


Tour Builder is Going Bye-Bye

Migrate your tours directly into Google Earth Web before July 15, 2021

We have a feature in Tour Builder that allows you to easily migrate your tours into Google Earth for Web with just a few clicks. To learn more about the feature and what will happen to your tours once you export them to Google Earth, visit the About Tour Builder page.

Download your data before July 15, 2021. Tour Builder’s pre-existing ‘Export’ feature gives you the option to download your tour as a KML or a CSV file, so you can open your tour in other software. To learn more about KML downloads generated from Tour Builder, visit the About Tour Builder page.


To further assist you as you migrate your tours, you can find a list of tips and tricks on Google Earth’s Medium blog, watch a virtual training, and reach out to our community experts in the Google Earth Help Forum.


Google Sites Classic is Going Bye-Bye

  • Starting May 15, 2021 — Creation of classic Sites will be disabled.
  • Starting December 1, 2021 (previously October 1, 2021) — Editing of remaining classic Sites will be disabled.
  • Starting January 1, 2022 — When you or your users try to visit a classic Site that hasn’t already been converted and published in new Sites, you will no longer see the website content. Any remaining classic Sites will automatically be transitioned as follows:
    • Downloaded as an archive and saved to the website owner’s Google Drive.
    • Replaced with a draft in the new Google Sites for website owners to review and publish.


Different Editions of Google Workspace for Education

Enhanced security with Education Standard

Google Workspace for Education Standard builds on Education Fundamentals to provide institutions with enhanced security through Security Center, greater visibility with tools such as advanced audit logs and more controls like advanced mobile management to make online learning even more secure.

  • Price: $3 / student / year
    • One free staff license for every four student licenses
    • Price is based on enrollment and yearly cost is determined by institution size
  • Storage: 100 TB of pooled cloud storage shared by your organization (same as Education Fundamentals)
  • Purchase: You can purchase via your authorized reseller. Don’t have one? Find one here.


Premium Meet features (and more!) with the Teaching and Learning Upgrade

The Teaching and Learning Upgrade builds on Education Fundamentals or Education Standard to enhance educators’ instructional impact by providing advanced video communication capabilities in Google Meet, features to enrich class experiences in Classroom and tools that guide critical thinking and academic integrity with originality reports.

  • Price: $4 / license/ month
    • Choose how many licenses you need for meeting hosts and instructors
    • Features are only available to users with a Teaching and Learning Upgrade assigned license
  • Storage: 100 TB of pooled cloud storage shared by your organization, plus 100 GB added to the shared pool for each license
  • Purchase: You can purchase directly from your Google Workspace for Education admin console, or through your authorized reseller. Don’t have one? Find one here.


Advanced security and teaching & learning capabilities with Education Plus

Google Workspace for Education Plus (formerly G Suite Enterprise for Education) builds on Education Fundamentals, Education Standard and the Teaching and Learning Upgrade. This is the ultimate edition for a comprehensive solution with advanced security and analytics, teaching and learning capabilities and more.

  • Price: $5 / student / year
    • One free staff license for every four student licenses
    • Price is based on enrollment and yearly cost is determined by institution size
  • Storage: 100 TB of pooled cloud storage shared by your organization, plus 20 GB added to the shared pool for each license
  • Purchase: You can purchase via your authorized reseller. Don’t have one? Find one here.

💡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.

💯 FREEBIES

Follow the directions for each Freebie!
A Bunch of Freebies from Companies for COVID19

Click Ctrl F to search the spreadsheet

✏️ Commenting to Educator Alexander

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.


Learn more at www.educatoralexander.com.