Educator Alexander's Newsletter
📌 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
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FREE WEBINAR RECORDINGS
Beyond Google Classroom: Using Google for Complete Distance Learning Lessons
Creating Engaging Videos for Online Learning
Google Classroom Basics
Click here to enroll for free: https://apel.teachable.com/
Breakout EDU LIVE and FREE Every Weekday
Breakout EDU LIVE is the daily educational game show where students, parents and teachers compete to win prizes for their home and classroom or library. Each episode is 5-10 minutes and has puzzles focused on different content areas.
Tune in to win Breakout EDU Kits and Breakout HOME games for your classroom, library, or home!
BREAKOUT EDU LIVE IS FREE FOR ANYONE TO TUNE IN AND PLAY
TO PLAY GO TO BREAKOUTEDU.COM/LIVE AT 11AM PT / 2PM ET
THERE IS NO LOGIN REQUIRED
All past episodes can be found at BreakoutEDU.com/live and YOU CAN PLAY THEM FOR FREE TOO (but not for prizes).
2020 Census in Schools
The program provides activities for students across all grade levels and subject areas, and it is free and accessible to everyone.
Want to Present at a Global, Virtual Conference?
#ECGlobal Returns on July 10-11, 2020
We are looking for great presenters about remote/learning, EDU mentorship and professional growth, cultural connections, tech integration, AR/VR/MR, Classroom Management, Device Management or content specific sessions presenting live using Zoom or facilitating a Twitter Chat.
We will have 24 hours of training sessions, so you can choose the times you would like to present and we will try our best to schedule you during your first choice of time.
Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) APPLICATION OPEN
Self-nominations for the 2020/2021 cohort will be accepted May 1 - July 15, 2020.
You are welcome to nominate yourself at any time, however, we will only formally announce those in the program at the end of August, 2020 in a blog post and by posting the official list (this is 2019's list).
Louisiana A+PEL Members: Flipgrid Contest for Money
This teacher appreciation month contest is specifically for A+PEL Members! We'd love to hear about the impact A+PEL has had in your life. From grants, scholarships, donations, insurance benefits, and pro-bono legal representation, A+PEL is always here for Louisiana teachers.
From May 6- June 5, Please share your story on A+PEL's impact and support for you. Videos should be about 30 seconds long. Everyone who submits a video is entered in a gift card drawing for the following Prizes: (1) $200.00 Cash! (2) $100.00 Cash!
Check your email for the one with the subject Members Only Flipgrid Contest! for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GREAT YouTube Playlist: 5 Minute Tips by Educator Alexander
There are many to help with distance learning and more on here. I upload new videos every week!
To subscribe, CLICK HERE and hit the red Subscribe button (you will have to sign in with your Google account). Then click the bell, and choose all so you can be notified when a new video is uploaded.
Educator Alexander Online, Self-Paced Classes
Google Level 1 Certification
Google Level 2 Certification
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🎥 Webinars of the Month
Real Talk from Education Administrators with Panel
Balance is Possible Hold On! with Bridgette Fortenberry
Be the Master of Your Craft: What SPED Teachers Need to Know Webinar with Panel
😍 FREE Extension of the Month
This extension helps teachers or students create screencasts (record your screen while you talk over it--so record any website or slideshow and talk over it), GIFs and record themselves. You can record unlimited, free 5 minute videos and edit them. If you want unlimited time videos, the educator account is $29 a year).
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
Keep up with the latest news via our YouTube series, EDU in 90. Follow along for episodes on offline mode, Google Meet, and more.
Beginning May 5th, Edu OnAir will launch a new 6-week distance learning series that will feature sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Register for the upcoming series on our Edu OnAir website.
To make it easier for the over 100 million students and educators now using Classroom for distance learning, we’ve integrated Classroom and Meet, putting both tools in one place. Create a Meet directly from Classroom and explore new controls.
💡See Me Here
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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.
Learn more at www.educatoralexander.com.