OCTOBER TECH-eNEWS 
Accessible, high quality and affordable EdTech for Illinois schools. 
Do you have students without internet at home?


Kajeet  is the only wireless service provider in America dedicated solely to providing safe, filtered, off-campus mobile connectivity that meets the requirements of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).   Kajeet  provides data services for coverage in most areas through two nationwide networks, Verizon and Sprint.   Kajeet  will work with ILTPP members to identify which service provider will best suit their connectivity needs.
 
Education Broadband™ is currently being used in more than 150 districts and schools around the country. 
 
ILTPP members will receive substantial discounts including a 23-62 percent discount on SmartSpot® mobile devices and a 25-47 percent discount on Education Broadband™ data services.  Pricing depends on the mobile broadband package purchased by the member. While there are a number of accessory options, the primary product choices are:
  • Kajeet SmartSpot® which makes it easy to provide today's mobile students with safe access to education content.
  • Sentinel®, a cloud portal that allows agencies to manage their filtered web content via a simple, easy to use web-console.
  • Kajeet Smartbus™ which allows students to safely study, learn, and collaborate on class assignments while on the bus.
Kajeet's Education Broadband solution includes a  Kajeet SmartSpot® device and the innovative  Sentinel® cloud portal with controls that enable school districts to provide  CIPA-compliant, education-only filtered Internet access to keep students focused on homework. 

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Discover a magic mix of hardware and software
Dash is a real robot, charged and ready to play out of the box. Responding to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing, Dash is the robot you always dreamed of having. Use Wonder, Blockly, and other apps to create new behaviors for Dash - doing more with robotics in the classroom than ever possible. Plus check out the  Wonder Workshops, these comprehensive curricular resources enable teachers to help students practice computational thinking and 21st-century skills with Dash and Dot robots.  No coding experience
 necessary! 
Learn more at the #1 EDU Techstore  JourneyEd.com 
How to Choose the Best Headphones to Enhance Learning in the Classroom
Headphones are used in the classroom to enhance the learning process and also to facilitate standardized testing. However, choosing the right headphones for your school's needs can be challenging. There are lots of options available and many features to consider such as headphone type, sound quality, compatibility, comfort, and more. Download this free guide  from JourneyEd.com to help you choose the best headphones for your school's needs.

ILTPP has teamed up with CatchOn to sponsor Illinois school districts' membership to CatchOn Communities.
CatchOn Communities offer school districts exclusive opportunities to CatchOn's edtech usage analytics software suites and a regionalized Professional Learning Network. Access actual data on all website, application, and subscriptions that are being used in your classrooms. Collaborate with fellow district leaders in your state and share best practices on how to use data to drive professional development, budgets, and savings.
Upcoming Webinars & Events
What are your students doing with their Chromebooks? 
Join us this Friday, October 20th for a live product demo and Q & A session on our two most popular products:

GoGuardian Admin is the most advanced web filtering and activity monitoring available for schools. Keep the Internet as open as possible-but as safe as necessary-with granular web and YouTube™ filtering, plus Theft Recovery, Smart Alerts, custom blacklists, & more. See Admin 2.0 in action!
GoGuardian Teacher is your teaching/sharing/collaborating tool for easier classroom management. Connect with students in real-time while managing classroom technology. View screens, open (or close) tabs, lock browsers and even chat with students.
 
Two Sessions left on the Microsoft AZURE 123 Webinar Series
In this session, we'll discuss developing a modern application in the cloud. We'll cover design and architecture principles as well as how to modernize legacy applications that may exist on-premises today and some of the benefits of bringing them to the cloud.
Moving to the cloud can be scary, so in this session, we'll cover how Microsoft approaches securing their cloud platform. We'll talk internal security and multi-tenancy as well as Microsoft's vast investment in Global security to protect your ever-growing perimeter.

MAKE SURE TO  SIGN UP EARLY FOR THE ILTPP NOVEMBER EVENTS.


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