JANUARY TECH-eNEWS 
Accessible, high quality and affordable EdTech for Illinois schools. 
The SMART Classroom Has Something For Everyone
The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program is pleased to announce Tierney Brothers Inc.* as a newly awarded vendor in collaboration with SMART Technologies, a core partner. "We are excited about this partnership and the opportunities it will bring our customers," said Greg Estell, President, SMART  Technologies.
 
SMART is a leader in education technology products and software, including SMART interactive displays , SMART Learning Suite software, and more. Tierney and SMART have grown their partnership since 2001.  "Tierney is proud to be one of the leading SMART technology partners in the nation. We look forward to continuing this relationship and working with ILTPP in 2017 and beyond," said Jim Tierney, President of Tierney.
 
Through this partnership, Tierney is able to offer special pricing on:
  • SMART Technologies Products & Software
  • Accessories for Each Product Line
  • Professional Development & Services
  • Warranty Options
* Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., Tierney has been serving Minnesota and the surrounding area since 1977. Tierney is Google Certified and offers classroom technology solutions including interactive flat panels, interactive projectors, Chromebooks, and more.


Special Buys
Together We Bring You Exclusive Pricing
When you buy from CDW-G, you get expert advice, superior customer support and extensive product and service offerings. And with Illinois Learning Technology Purchasing Program (ILTPP) pricing, we make purchase decisions easy for you. For classroom technology solutions, turn to the People Who Get IT - CDW-G.  Learn more.
Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program is Growing
We are focused on helping schools build successful technology integrations and IT solutions by providing negotiated pricing on all your hardware, and software needs. We are excited to announce that we now have partnerships with 31 vendors.  Login to the Marketplace and take advantage of the savings with ILTPP.
Event Series
January Events
Our 1-hour webinars will give you product overviews, insider tips and tricks, and resources for technology integration that will give your tech teams the necessary skills to support your districts' students and staff for  2017 and beyond.

Join one or all of our January events to discover the benefits of:
  • Promethean ActivPanel and ActivConnectG
  • Web Caching for Education
  • G Suite Admin Best Practices and Insights
  • Google ExploreEDU

Click here for event details 


Attend February 1st Webinar: Scrible + Google = Personalized Learning for Research & Writing
Scrible Edu with Google Apps enables teachers to instill strong research and writing skills with a personalized approach to each student. Scrible Edu is a Google-integrated research and writing platform that lets students curate, annotate, manage and collaborate on articles. It provides writing features including citations, bibliographies and Google Docs integration. Students use it to scaffold and organize their work. Teachers get analytics for visibility into students' research and writing workflow, enabling them to track student progress, identify strugglers and personalize interventions.  Register to learn more


In The News
Canvas and Office 365 Work Together
Microsoft Office 365 Education integration is now available for you to enable the Eduappcenter by Canvas
With this new solution, you can:
  • Use single sign-on technology to log into Canvas using your Office 365 account and password.
  • Create documents in Office 365 and submit them as assignments directly within Office 365 or Canvas.
  • Grade Word, Excel, and, Powerpoint documents through SpeedGrader.
  • Link to Office 365 docs in the Canvas Rich Content Editor.
  • Add Office 365 docs directly to Modules.
  • Use Office 365 documents, spreadsheets, or presentations for Canvas Collaborations.
  • Push assignments and grades directly from the Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook to Canvas.
Take a quick look at this video to learn more about the new integration. 
Teachers can test drive Canvas for free at www.instructure.com.
For more information, please contact  Sean Reay sreay@instructure.com

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