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Digital Learning Day is March 15

Celebrate Digital Learning Day with Applied Digital Skills
Save the date, Digital Learning Day is March 15, 2023! Join in the fun and encourage students to try new digital tools in their classroom with a lesson from Applied Digital Skills. To get ready for the big day, check out this collection of our most popular lessons amongst educators.

Ramadan Begins March 23

Tweet from Dr. Sawsan Jaber, NBCT

Ramadan's begins 3.23.23. This is the most important month of the year for Muslims. Please share this letter w/ your school communities to help elevate understandings about Ramadan, & to help educators consider how to meet ss needs during this holy month.

Tech Tactics in Education Call for Speakers by April 3

The 2023 Tech Tactics in Education conference is seeking speakers for a variety of in-depth and interactive sessions on critical cybersecurity issues, data infrastructure and practices, and other emerging technology trends impacting education institutions today. Submit your speaking proposal to share your expertise with your peers at this brand-new event, created by the producers of Campus Technology and THE Journal.

Session formats include:

  • Panel Discussions
  • Tutorial Workshops
  • Campus/Expert Perspectives
  • Poster Presentations

Join us this November 7-9 in Orlando, Florida to showcase your best practices, case studies, lessons learned, tips, and predictions for infosec and data in education!

Presenters Needed: ISTELive 2023 EdTech Playground

The “Chopped” Playground - EdTech Kitchen (formerly the Google Playground) is seeking your talent and expertise on Sunday, June 25th from 1-3 PM! As an EdTech Chef for the day, you will be helping educators learn new recipes to spice up their lessons and elevate their seasoned practices! We are looking for hands-on demos, stage presenters, and poster presentations aligned with the following instructional goals: creativity, communication, critical thinking, classroom culture, and character development. If you are interested, fill out this linked form by March 27, 2023! Please share with your professional learning networks!

Microsoft Updates

Introducing the new Microsoft 365 app

The Office app is now the Microsoft 365 app, your home to find, create, and share your ideas—all in one place. Check out the exciting updates at, download the Microsoft 365 mobile app on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, and install the Microsoft 365 app on your desktop here. Learn more.

Microsoft Introduces Full Suite of Learning Accelerator Tools at No Extra Cost

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, December 12, 2022 4:30 PM ET
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:30 PM ET
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023 8:30 AM ET
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023 4:30 PM ET
  • Monday, April 24, 2023, 8:00 AM ET
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 9:00 AM ET
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 4:00 PM ET

For more information and to sign up, click here!

✔👀👌😘5 Minute Tips of the Month

5 Quick Updates in Padlet
Character Builder and Text to Image in Canva

🎥 Webinars of the Month

Accommodations and Modifications with Dr Marlyn Pangatungan
Self Care for Educators with Martita Robbins
Parent Communication: A Radical Approach with Eric Kelley

😍 FREE Extension of the Month

This extension allows you to create step-by-step instructional handouts with screenshots in minutes.

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!

Flip Blog with Updates

Click Here to find the newest information on Microsoft's Flip (formerly Flipgrid)!

🌈 Google Updates

Here are some updates from Google!

A Couple More Google Updates

To Stay Updated, Watch ALL Here or EDU in 90: The Latest: Sustainability & Online Safety

Arts & Culture: Artificial Intelligence
AI More than Human, explains, explores and examines the history, creativity and potential future of artificial intelligence. Discover art works, see videos of experts, take part in AI experiments and learn how AI is trying to save the planet.

Schoolfood for Read Along on Google Classroom
Read Along will be available as a feature on Google Classroom for select users in the US. This feature allows educators to create and track engaging reading assignment for students. Sign up to be a part of this exciting pilot and experience the magic of reading with your voice!

💡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.


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Dr. Desiree Alexander, Educator Alexander Consulting

Dr. Desiree Alexander is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator, speaker, and author 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, Innovator and Partner, Apple Teacher, and Microsoft Office Specialists.

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 the author of Ready to Be an Educational Leader: Your Guide for Passing the SLLA 6990, 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.

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