Educator Alexander's Newsletter




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.

Distance Learning Resource from Nadine Gilkison

Here is a GREAT Distance Learning resource from Nadine Gilkison!

Find it HERE!

Kids Academy Summer Camp for Pre-K-3rd Grade

Pre-K - 3rd Grade Kiddos
​Virtual Summer Camp with Kids Academy

$5 off code for educators and parents: 5offda11

Free for Educators

$20 for Parents

CAMP Book It!

Parents, join us for our first ever Camp BOOK IT! and keep rewarding your kids all summer long. Track and reward your kids' reading for June, July and August in our digital dashboard. When they meet their monthly reading goal, they'll receive a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza® from Pizza Hut! We'll also share fun activities and book recommendations each week to keep the fun going throughout the summer!

Google for Edu's NEW Certified Coach Program

Schools are leaning on instructional coaches to help educators navigate the challenges of #DistanceLearning.

Google's new #GoogleEdu Certified Coach program gives coaches strategies and support so they can partner with teachers.

Learn more and get started →

Turn Off the New Google Chrome Extensions Toolbar Menu

Dislike the new Google Chrome Extensions Toolbar Menu (puzzle piece)?

Copy and paste this URL: chrome://flags/#extensions-toolbar-menu

Disable Extensions Toolbar Menu

BER Distance Learning in the ELA Classroom Seminar

Explore a host of strategies for building an optimal online #ELA learning community with @educatoralex. Set the stage for high levels of student safety, innovation, communication, and learning.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN THE TIME ZONE YOU REGISTER FOR...that is just the time zone it will begin and follow for the day.

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Bye-Bye Google Extensions

As of August 15, 2020, the Cast for Education Chrome extension will no longer be available. Classroom offers similar features for sharing resources between students and instructors.

As of August 15th, 2020, Share to Classroom will be discontinued and the extension uninstalled.

New Distance Learning Help Page

Need practical help with distance learning?

This page is for you!

Click to learn more!

Educator Alexander Online, Self-Paced Classes

SLLA Test Prep Certification

Google Level 1 Certification

Google Level 2 Certification

Click here to sign up anytime:

🎥 Webinars of the Month

Best Practices for English Language Learners During Distance Learning with Natalia LeMoyne Hernandez
Sign O mite!! Fun Sign Language Skills for Beginners by Tywanna Watley-Dushime
Have Fun with Autocrat! with Luis Pertuz
College Access for ALL English Learners: Evaluating Foreign Transcripts for Secondary Counselors

Intro to Google Apps includes an Intro to Classroom, Chrome, Drive, Sheets, Slides, Docs, Forms and Other Apps

😍 FREE Extension of the Month

This extension creates audio/voice and transcribed COMMENTS in Google Apps.

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!

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

EDU in 90: The Latest, June 2020

Implement G Suite and Classroom Easily

Our Deployment Guide walks you through, step-by-step, everything you need to think about when deploying G Suite for Education. You’ll find resources to help you with everything from setting up your domain to migrating data.

Deploy Chromebooks Seamlessly

Manage your transition to Chromebooks with our Chrome Device Deployment Guide, which shows you how to connect, enroll, and update all your Chrome devices.

Find Support

Need help? In addition to 24/7 access to Google support, we offer a number of other support options for IT administrators - from product-specific Admin Help Centers, to Help Forums were you can join discussions with your peers, to a robust network of partners. No matter your question or need, we have you covered.

💡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!
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 currently the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC. She consults with members of several schools/businesses and presents at conferences nationwide.

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 2016, 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 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, 2014 Leader of the Year for Region 2 Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators, and her recent campus's 2015 Teacher of the Year in the Zachary Community School District.

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