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📌 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Tech Smith Level Up Event
CS Teacher Mentor Application from University of Florida College of Education
University of Florida College of Education needs CS Educators to serve as mentors. A grant from UKG through Reboot Representation has made it possible for us to offer the UF Computer Science Education Graduate Certificate program scholarships. The funder has specified that the scholarships are available for in-service teachers who are Black, Latina or Native American and identify as women.
Flipgrid is Now Flip
Flipgrid is now Flip! We have a new name, a new look, and even a new mascot, Smubble, but we’re still the same product you know and love. Why the change? Over the past decade, you took the technology we built and made it something more than we ever imagined. Your innovation and creativity inspired us to make our video discussion tool better than ever. Flip is for the classroom, your home, and wherever you want to take it because learning happens everywhere.
**See more Flip updates in the Microsoft section of this newsletter.
Ed3 Unconference: Evolution of Education with Web3
A virtual, gamified, learning & networking experience focused on web3, & contextualized for education.
BEE-Tech 2022 Application Due August 15
Building Environment and Educational Technology Competence and Leadership Among Educators (BEE-Tech)
This exploratory project will support the professional growth and development of current secondary STEM teachers in urban and rural districts in Louisiana by providing year long support around three specific areas.
Click Picture to See Flyer & See More Information and Apply Here
IDEAcon Call for Proposals Due August 29 and Registration is NOW Open
I Stand with Amanda--Censorship in Libraries
But to use someone’s image & lies to BULLY them online & then private message if they say what you want them to say, you’ll remove the horrible posts is a coward’s move.
Legal Fees for Librarian Amanda Jones https://gofund.me/c0a50171
Apply for Figma Beta
Apply for the beta today Figma & Google for Education are excited to offer a new beta to US high schools using Chromebooks (if you are outside of the US you are still eligible for the free Figma for Education program - figma.com/education). By submitting this form, you may be contacted about the beta for Figma and Chromebooks.
ISTE Certification Informational Webinars
Do you have some questions about ISTE Certification for Educators that you wish a human would answer? Here’s your solution … plus a couple of special deals from ISTE!
Attend one of the 30-minute info sessions with Certification Director Carmalita Seitz for real talk, and real answers to your certification questions.
Choose from these upcoming dates and times:
- Monday, August 29, 2022, 10:00 AM EDT
- Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:00 PM ET
- Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:30 AM ET
- Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:00 PM ET
- Monday, December 12, 2022 4:30 PM ET
For more information and to sign up, click here!
TCEA TECH BLOG GOODIES
🎤 Interviews of the Month
✔👀👌😘5 Minute Tips of the Month
🎥 Webinars of the Month
😍 FREE Extension of the Month
This extension allows you to create shortcuts to use when wanted to type longer text in google comments and Gmail. For example, you can type tardy1 to insert the tardy policy.
Click on picture below for more information.
💻 📱 Tech Certification of the Month
Educators Can Get Office 365 for FREE
🌈 Google Updates
A Couple More Google Updates
New in Google Forms
Options for styling fonts and rich text formatting is now available in Google Forms, enabling you to customize and add emphasis with new fonts, font size, bolding, underlining, italicizing, hyperlinks, and lists.
Applied Digital Skills Teacher Resources
Are you looking to get started with Applied Digital Skills but not sure where to start? Our Teacher Resources webpage offers several resources such as video tutorials, a getting started guide, classroom poster, and certificates of completion.
Create a Digital Album with Applied Digital Skills
Looking for a fun summer project? In Get Organized in Google Photos you can organize your photos, make edits and share albums with family and friends using Google Photos. This lesson makes it easy to find photos when you need them.
Your Organization's Free Transformation Report is Now Available
Workspace Super Admins can log in to view their organization’s Google for Education transformation report - a free tool designed to help K12 education leaders quantify the impact of their Google implementation. Track usage, view certification counts, receive recommendations, and more.
💡See Me Here
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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 Deputy Director 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 2022 & 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.