SEPTEMBER TECH-eNEWS 
Accessible, high quality and affordable EdTech for Illinois schools. 
BIG CHANGES COMING FOR ILTPP MEMBERS
We're excited to announce that the  Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) will soon move away from its current Marketplace platform to an updated Member Center. With the new Member Center, everyone will gain the benefits of simplified pricing and the ability to locate vendor contact information along with access to all ILTPP webinars.

Connecting our members to relevant news, knowledge and skills is another strategic priority integral to creating member value. What's more, the ILTPP Member Center will be easy to use, and we think you'll find it to be a more efficient way to manage your districts technology purchasing needs!

In the coming months, you'll receive additional announcements as we begin switching member accounts to our new platform. 


Vendor News

Affordable Education Broadband™ Starts Here!
We are excited to announce that filtered, mobile broadband is now available at the lowest consortium pricing in the nation!
Kajeet is the only wireless service provider in America dedicated solely to providing safe, filtered, off-campus mobile connectivity. The solution includes:
  • Kajeet SmartSpot® device (a Wi-Fi hotspot)
  • Kajeet Smartbus™
  • Sentinel®, a cloud portal that allows agencies to manage their filtered web content via a simple, easy to use web-console that is compliant with 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 you to identify which service provider will best suit your connectivity needs. Click here to learn more. 


Everything You Need In One Place.
We are happy to announce that we have a new agreement with SHI International Corp., for our member partners. SHI a  global provider of technology products and services has serviced over 150 K-12 institution this year.
  • Approval Routing/Workflow (with dollar amount thresholds)
  • Real Time Inventory
  • Different permission levels for various users 
  • Ability for the user to save and retrieve quotes
  • Track orders
Orders may be placed using their micro site. Click here to register your school today and start savings with SHI.



Upcoming Webinars & Events
Join us at the 53rd Annual iASA Conference

The IASA Annual Conference annually draws more than 650 school administrators to the Illinois capital city of Springfield. Attendees include school superintendents, assistant superintendents, state agency staff and college professors of educational administration. The annual conference is an excellent opportunity to establish new contacts, network with colleagues, and meet the IASA staff and board of directors. 
Make sure to stop by booth 205 to see our team. #IASA17

Cloud Based Web Filtering & Student Safety for K-12

Securly
 has positioned itself as the only web filtering company that is focused on student safety beyond CIPA compliance. This product line uniquely meets the new demands of take-home 1:1 devices and higher bandwidth from 21st century education
Register today to learn more on how Securly can fit into this years technology plans. Bring your questions too and we will review the latest changes in the free vs premium version of Securly.


Microsoft Azure 123 Webinar Series

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services-analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web-for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money.  We want you to see for yourself how your institution can achieve more with Cloud Solutions. This 4-week webinar series will showcase typical scenarios of cloud management in K-12 institutions.   Register Today.


You're invited to a Lunch & Learn hosted by  Lightspeed Systems &   Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program
Please join us on Tuesday, October 24, 2017  for a catered lunch as we discuss mobile learning in schools, including our tips and tricks for getting the most out of your mobile devices.
This exciting and informative event is specifically tailored for:
  • SuperintendentsLearn how leveraging mobile devices complimented with LightspeedSystems solutions ensures students are safe and protected as they continue their learning journey, teachers get powerful classroom controls and your school remains CIPA compliant.
  • IT Directors: Learn best practices for filtering and mobile device management, see the latest Lightspeed Systems solutions like  Web Filter 3: Longhorn and Relay for Google Chrome in action with live demos and get solutions that work with any OS, any device, on- and off-network.
We'll also show you:
  • How to give students access to appropriate YouTube content
  • The challenges of user identification across networks and devices
  • Identifying and correcting your students' riskiest web behaviors
  • Best practices for handling SSL decryption 
In other words, if you're getting this invitation, we'd love to see you there. Can't make it, but you'd love to be there? Join the Live Lunch & Learn through GoToWebinar!

Here is all the info:


Tuesday, October 24th 2017 | 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education #9 Training Center:



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