Educator Alexander's Newsletter
♥️💥SOOOO MANY UPCOMING EVENTS💥♥️
IT'S MY BIRTHDAY AND I'M GIVING AWAY MONEY!
********NEW WEBINARS ALERT********
At ISTE20? Come See Me!
MORE Awesome Events...
📌 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) starts on December 7
CSEdWeek is an important opportunity for millions of students around the globe to get excited about learning computer science through doing an Hour of Code.
Check out the new CS First Unplugged lesson, an activity booklet from Google with three computational thinking activities for students (grades 4-8) to learn about how computer science shapes the world around us -- no device or wifi needed!
Learn more here.
📢Louisiana Educators/Parents...IT'S TIME TO SPEAK UP!
Sign up for Focus Groups from LDOE Strong Start 2020 focus group
VIRTUAL STEM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
And it is ALL on ZOOM!!!!! AND ALL FREE**!!!!!
**A kit will need to be picked up if you are in the BR area. If you are too far away, you may have to pay $10 for the kit to be mailed to you.
ALL K-12 grade students are welcome!
Saturday, December 12
REGISTER BY DECEMBER 7 at www.stembatonrouge.com
APPLY TODAY--School Ambassador Fellowship
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is seeking outstanding teachers, administrators, and other school leaders to join the School Ambassador Fellowship and lend their voice to the national education dialogue.
Applications for the 2021-2022 cohort of the School Ambassador Fellowship applications are open through 11:59pm EST on January 11, 2020. Please visit the Applicant Information page and sign-up for updates to stay in contact with the program.
🎥 Webinars of the Month
✔👀👌😘5 Minute Tips of the Month
😍 FREE Extension of the Month
This extension helps you change your cursor so people can see where you are pointing when you are showing them something on your screen!
This extension gets mentioned two months in a row because I get asked about it so much!
Click on picture below for more information.
💻 📱 Tech Certification of the Month
*****KAMI HEROES APPLICATIONS OPEN*****
Ambassador Program for Educators now accepting applications
for the 2021/2022 ambassadors program.
Applications are open between November 9 – December 11, 2020.
Educators Can Get Office 365 for FREE
🌈 Google Updates
A Couple More Google Updates
Watch Here: EDU in 90: The Latest, November 2020
**Tour Builder will be retired, links to tours will no longer function and all user data will be deleted after July 15, 2021. Learn more here.
**Starting June 30, 2021, Google Expeditions and Tour Creator will no longer be accessible.
Get help solving equations by typing them into the Search bar or snapping a picture with Lens to get a step-by-step solution, live in English and coming soon to 70+ languages including French and Japanese.
The Google for Education Pilot Program is looking for teachers and school leaders covering grades 6-10 who are interested in piloting two new classroom learning solutions beginning January 2021. If your school is eager to get early access to our tools in exchange for your honest feedback, please express interest!
Available as an Android app on Chromebooks, you can also now sign into Minecraft: Education Edition with a Google account. With the right configuration and Single Sign On, it's now easy to set it up and login with your G Suite for Education account.
Learn how to deploy and manage Android apps on Chromebooks with this handy guide. IT Admins can now pre-select a collection of websites or apps from the Google Play Store in the Google Admin console and designate groups of users to receive the apps.
Every 6 weeks, Chromebooks get the latest and greatest with automatic updates. You can keep up to date on the latest with our Chrome Enterprise release notes online or direct to your inbox.
With the help of some of our most experienced Google for Education IT admins, we’ve put together a checklist of questions, tools, and Google Admin console settings for you to consider when preparing Chromebooks for students to use at home.
As more Chromebooks go home with students, families want to know how they can also supervise and manage the devices. With Family Link, users can easily add a school account to easily sign in to school apps and do schoolwork at home with their parent’s supervision. Parents and guardians can approve apps from Chrome Web Store and Google Play and set per-app time limits-- all while the school's management policies are still in place.
Having trouble keeping track of all the new G Suite features? We ran a training series with 30-min sessions to explain what launched and demo how you can use them in the classroom. Check out the recordings to learn more!
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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 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 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.