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Digital Learning Day is March 15
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.
AI Help in the Classroom
Here is some help getting ready for AI in Education.
- AI Writing Check by CommonLit and Quill.org
- AI in Education Playlist
- A Toolkit for Addressing AI Plagiarism in the Classroom
- Arts & Culture: Artificial Intelligence
- K16, GPTZero Partner for AI Writing Detection
- An AI Tool for Generating Higher-Order Discussion Questions
- Upcoming Webinar: NFTS in Education: What Do We Need to Know?
- Upcoming Webinar: Learning in the Metaverse
AP African American Studies Article
Explore Lessons on Strong, Powerful Women
Explore PBS Learning Media Resources
- Lesson Plan: How Outstanding Women in STEM Overcame Obstacles
- Celebrate Barrier-Busting Women of the Progressive Era
- Discover 5 Powerful Women in History
- Teach Women’s Suffrage in Your Classroom (3-12)
- Malala Devotes “Second Life” to Girls’ Rights (6-12)
- Meet Helen Keller with Xavier Riddle (K-2)
- Celebrating Women’s History: Rebel Girls (9-12)
- 5 Powerful Women in Science
- Math’s Hidden Woman, Sophie Germain (9-12)
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!
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 Microsoft365.com, 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!
TCEA TECH BLOG GOODIES
OPENVERSE: AN OPEN SOURCE CREATIVE COMMONS SEARCH TOOL
WAKELET’S ENHANCED CLASSROOMS FEATURES
THE LATEST RESEARCH ON TEACHING AND LEARNING: VIDEO GAMES
FREEFORM: APPLE’S NEW COLLABORATIVE BRAINSTORMING APP
CSI CLASSROOM: FORENSIC SCIENCE SPARKS STUDENT CURIOSITY
✔👀👌😘5 Minute Tips of the Month
🎥 Webinars of the Month
😍 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
Educators Can Get Office 365 for FREE
Flip Blog with Updates
🌈 Google Updates
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!
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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.
Learn more at www.educatoralexander.com.