Educator Alexander's Newsletter

March News


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.


Free webinar about using epic apps and websites in the classroom!

Register NOW:


Maximize the Power of Google Classroom: Using the Best Cutting Edge Tools to Strengthen Student Learning

Specifically for ALL teachers of Grades 6-12

Knoxville, TN (last chance)

Houston, TX (last chance)

Chicago South, IL

Peoria, IL

Chicago North, IL

Click on your area to see more information!


Saturday, March 28

LIVE Webinar for SLLA 6990 Test Prep

Join from anywhere online and listen to/interact with live presenter...ME!

Register Today at


I need your help!

I am creating a website for helping those who attend conferences and I am asking you to add your tricks and tips to this Flipgrid!

Website will be here:


I was honored to be interviewed on this podcast.

My interview starts at 54:00.

New YouTube Playlist: 5 Minute Tips by Educator Alexander

I have a new YouTube Playlist!

It is called 5 Minute Tips by Educator Alexander! I will upload at least one video per 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.

Google Chrome Tab Hover Cards and Two Other Chrome Quick Fixes!

If you find the Tab Hover Cards in Chrome distracting, turn them off.

Go to chrome://flags/#tab-hover-cards (copy and paste the link)

Disable Tab Hover Cards and Tab Hover Card Images

If you like the Tab Hover Cards and want to also see a snapshot image of the site with them, enable them here too!

ALSO, have your videos stopped playing in Chrome OR is Chrome not opening the way you want it to?

Watch how to fix them all here:

SheetsCon 2020 in March

Come and celebrate Google Sheets at SheetsCon 2020, the world's first, dedicated online conference for Google Sheets users.


Find out more and register here!

EdCamp After Dark 2020

Come join us at the FREE EdCamp After Dark 2020 in Baton Rouge, LA!

Tuesday, June 9

6-10 pm

All Educators Welcome to win door prizes, learn, eat late night snacks and have fun!

Come as you is late...wear pajamas!

Find the flyer here and register here!


Registration info coming soon!

Google Certified Innovator Program Dates and Locations Announced

The Google Certified Innovator Program dates and locations have been announced.

See them here!

Submit Questions for SPED or ADMIN Panels

We are accepting questions to ask the two upcoming webinar panels in April and May.

Click here to ask a question to the panel:

Be the Master of Your Craft: What SPED Teachers Need to Know on April 18 at 11am central

Real Talk from Education Administrators on May 9 at 11am central

Register at

Free Spring Webinars: What do you want to see...what do you want to teach?

What free educational webinars do you want to see in 2020?

Do you want to present or facilitate a webinar in 2020?

(We already have guest, first time webinar presenters in January and can be next...)

Let me know in this ONE question survey:

🎥 Webinar of the Month

Interactive Mapping Webinar with Dee Porter

😍 FREE Extension of the Month

These extensions help students read websites WITHOUT all the ads and videos and things that distract them the most. It also helps them print only the information they need. I like Mercury Reader to read on the screen and Print Friendly & PDF to print and save.

💻 📱 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!

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!

💡Upcoming Trainings & See Me Here

Here are all of the in-person trainings, online trainings, and webinars 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!

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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.

Desiree Alexander, Educator Alexander Consulting

Ms. Desiree Alexander, Ed.S. 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.

Ms. 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. She holds a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University. She holds a Master of Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Technology Leadership from Nicholls State University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.

She is​ the 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 A+PEL 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.

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