Educator Alexander's Newsletter

October/November NEWS


Are you a Tween/Teen Librarian?

Brag about your AMAZING programs and you may be included in a book and WILL be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Answers are due October 31, so send in those incredible programming stories NOW!



Here are some things that you should know! Click on the pictures or words to find out more information about these new things that have been announced.

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.

Visit the SAF Website

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.


FREE TCEA Membership until October 30 (Friday)

Texas Computer Education Association

You can join or renew your membership for free, but only until the end of the day Friday, October 30.

Join here.

Virtual Edcamp Louisiana RESCHEDULED

Virtual edcamp Louisiana

EVERYONE invited

Sat., November 14

9am-12pm central

Scary Good News--EA Is a Google for Education Partner

Educator Alexander Consulting is proud to announce we are an official Google for Education Partner with Education Expertise. We are thrilled to continue to plan quality professional development for educators!

UPDATED Distance Learning Help Page

Need practical help with distance learning?

This page is for you! It is constantly updated as GREAT things are shared!!!!! More sections than before. Check it out.

Click to learn more!

Educator Alexander Online, Self-Paced Classes UPDATED

SLLA Test Prep Certification

Google Level 1 Certification (Updated and with challenges)

Google Level 2 Certification (Updated and with challenges)

Click here to sign up anytime:

🎥 Webinars of the Month

TCCA2020: Connecting w/ Parents Using Technology to ​Form Stronger Bonds & Increase Student Success
TCCA2020: Google Sheets for the Classroom with Sarah Kiefer
TCCA2020: Google Classroom - Top 10 Things to Know & Do with Sarah Kiefer
Intro to Wakelet Learn to Ride the Wave with Sarah Kiefer
Get Organized with Google with Dr Desiree Alexander
Canvas Tips and Tricks with Ruth Manlandro
Templates for Teachers with Sarah Kiefer and Beth Kingsley

✔👀👌😘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!

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!

Office 365 You Can in :90 Video Series

Have questions about how to use Office 365 Education in the classroom?

You Can in :90 video series is here to help!

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!

Flipgrid Newest Newsletter with Updates

Click Here to find the newest information on Microsoft's Flipgrid!

🌈 Google Updates

Here are some updates from Google!

A Couple More Google Updates

Watch Here: EDU in 90: The Latest, October 2020

Trash will be Deleted

Starting October 13, 2020, Google Drive is making a change so that its trash behaves more consistently with the rest of Google applications (such as Gmail) with regards to automatic deletion. This means that any file that is put into Google Drive’s ‘My Drive’ trash will begin to be automatically deleted after 30 consecutive days in the trash. Items in trash will still continue to consume quota and your storage will still continue to be shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos.

30-minute training sessions on new & existing G Suite and G Suite Enterprise features

Register to attend quick-hitting, demo-based product training. We’ll walk through new feature launches, and show how to incorporate them into your hybrid or virtual learning environments.

Register Here

💡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.


Follow the directions for each Freebie!
A Bunch of Freebies from Companies for COVID19

Click Ctrl F to search the spreadsheet

✏️ Commenting to Educator Alexander

If you have taken any professional development from Educator Alexander and/or have taken the SLLA test after attending any of her test prep classes, please click the picture below to leave comments.

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.

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