JULY TECH-eNEWS 
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SHI International Announces Complete Care + Case Warranty Program
"We are passionate about delivering exceptional value and experience as we help customers select, deploy, and manage technology."

From software and hardware procurement to deployment planning, configuration, data center optimization, IT asset management, and cloud computing, SHI offers custom IT solutions for every aspect of your learning environment.  The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program's full catalog contract allows SHI to provide schools and districts with some of the most competitive pricing within the educational technology industry.

The organic growth for SHI partnered with three decades of stability warrant a direct result of backing a highly-skilled and tenured sales force with software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists and certified IT services professionals .

Recently, SHI has launched the Complete Care + Case warranty program. It is a cost-effective alternative to OEM warranties, support, and accidental damage protection. This new addition is vendor-neutral and does not charge deductibles or cap the number of accidental incidents a customer can claim.

SHI prides itself on customer support and responding to inquiries within a timely manner. Therefore, a dedicated account representative is provided for every school within Illinois in order to assist with your year-round projects. Reach out to your ILTPP Account Manager, Kyle Thomas via email at  Kyle_Thomas@shi.com.
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ILTPP Attends ISTE 2019
During the final week of June, ILTPP traveled over 750 miles to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the annual International Education Innovation Conference known as ISTE. Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the International Society for Technology in Education peaked its attendance this year with over 20,000 attendees! Attendees included teachers, technology directors, administrators, state cooperatives like ILTPP, national programs, and many more.

We took this opportunity to meet and discuss the latest edtech and contract offerings with previous, current, and future vendor partners. Discussions with several of our current vendor partners such as AGParts Education, Firefly Computers, and JourneyEd sparked new ideas on ways to save ILTPP members even more time and money. Visiting the expo hall allowed for ILTPP to interact with and gather information on potential vendors in order to grow our already expanding network of contracts. The meaningful discussions, hands-on demos, new materials, and mingling allowed ILTPP to strengthen ongoing relationships while acquiring new and promising connections.

ISTE 2020 will be hosted in Anaheim, California from June 28 to July 1. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

Recently, an ILTPP member requested some feedback on how many Illinois schools are utilizing Interactive Flat Panels within their classrooms. Please take a moment to fill out this 3 question survey to assist in responding accurately by clicking  HERE .
At ILTPP, we regularly provide our members with the latest news within educational technology. This includes special buys, organization updates, event announcements, and solicitations.
Esports Clubs Expand Learning Opportunities for K-12 Players
For some students, esports is a way to express themselves and develop confidence in social engagement. More than 1,000 schools nationwide added esports clubs in 2018. The reasons and benefits will surprise you.
Howard Technology Solutions: Virtual Reality for Education | Lenovo
Let the latest Lenovo technology lead your students to the depths of the ocean, through the vastness of space, and on countless other learning experiences - all without leaving the classroom! Make sure to check out the featured products.
Microsoft On-Demand: The Power of Surface in 1:1 Learning
Check out this on-demand webinar to learn how the versatile Surface device allows for adaptable teaching moments that empower individual teaching and learning experiences.
Common Sense: 12 Great Lesson Plans for Internet Safety
Help kids practice smart internet habits and stay safe online with an educators' approach to internet safety in the classroom. Evolve alongside technology with these great lesson plans!
Chromebooks in Education: Everything You Need to Know
Do you ever find yourself wondering why, where, or how you can purchase the most affordable, yet durable Chromebooks for your students? Check out this valuable article for a detailed process and tips.
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Upcoming Events & Webinars
ILTPP vendor partners host webinars, workshops, lunch and learns, summits, and much more. We make it our mission to seek out relevant edtech events and share them with ILTPP members.
AWS Spotlight Webcast Series: Best Practices for Migrating Oracle Databases to AWS | July 18
Join AWS and Carasoft for this FREE Webinar Series to learn about the best practices for running Microsoft SQL Servers and Migrating Oracle Databases on AWS. An introductory on Amazon Workspaces is included!
Extreme Networks: Trends in Cybersecurity and Practical Steps to Protect Yourself | July 23
The risk of cybersecurity threats have increased 8500% over the last year while simultaneously, 68% of reported breaches took months or longer to discover. Lock in your spot today and come prepared with questions for these industry experts!
We are constantly looking for ways to bring more value to your ILTPP membership. Please let us know if there are any products or services that would help you and your educational institution advance your EdTech resources. Your ideas or suggestions help us develop additional benefits that would be of value to you as an ILTPP member. Your input is greatly appreciated!   LearnMore@iltpp.org

This handy PDF highlights ILTPP Vendor Partners within key technology categories we currently have under contract. It was requested by attendees at the 2019 ICE Conference. It is constantly evolving to ensure ILTPP members receive the most up-to-date information.
Make sure to check back often to see all the latest additions.
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