JUNE TECH-eNEWS 
Accessible, high quality, and affordable EdTech for Illinois schools. 
We all look forward to the day schools can once again be filled with learning, collaboration and community. But we know we must come back together in a way where everyone can be safe, feel secure and keep learning effectively.

As experts in educational solutions and school safety, School Specialty has brought together a wide variety of products designed to meet the demands of this time and the needs of your school community. These areas include:
  • Safe Spaces: Enabling clean environments, safe hygiene and personal protection.
  • Social Distancing: Helping everyone stay safely separated yet still feel connected.
  • Hybrid Learning: From print to digital, in school and at home, help learning happen everywhere.
  • Social Emotional: Helping students feel secure in their environment, ready to learn and succeed.
Discover New Products & Ideas
Rethink Your School Spaces
ILTPP regularly provides our members with the latest news within educational technology. This includes special buys, organization updates, event announcements, and solicitations.
So You Have Some Devices You Need Fixed...
No matter who you got your technology from, FireFly's warranty and repairs solutions give you the support you need to keep your devices up and running.
What the Kajeet Agreement Extension Means for You
The current Kajeet agreement available to ILTPP members provides substantial broadband discounts, including a 23-62% discount on SmartSpot mobile devices.
JourneyEd: Simple, Safe, & Accurate Fever Screening
JourneyEd is now offering non-contact thermal imaging made to rapidly assist districts by quickly identifying individuals with fevers before entering the building!
How to Get Started with Microsoft Teams & itslearning
The Microsoft Teams Meetings plugin is directly available in the toolbar of itslearning's rich text editor. Learn more about how to integrate the two and get started with creating immersive assignments within your LMS!
CARES Act Funding for Hybrid Learning in K-12
Impero Software took a look at how the federal government applies the CARES Act funding to educational technology budgets at the K-12 level along with how it might help hybrid learning initiatives for the 2020-2021 school year.
Remote Learning Fosters Numerous Student Security & Privacy Risks
ILTPP has explored and compiled a variety of timely security and privacy resources via the Future of Privacy Forum. This information includes public privacy guidance linked for the benefit of both educators and parents.
Midwest Tech: Unlock Creativity with Glowforge for your Classroom
With the knowledge that students are in need of more engaging and connected curriculum via technology and real-world applications, Midwest Technology Products now has the  Glowfordge 3D Printer!
Mackin: Representing Mental Illness in High School Collections
Mackin Educational Resources is presenting ILTPP members with a list showcasing two fiction boos, one nonfiction book, and one graphic novel in response to the need for student mental health awareness.
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.
IT Virtual Summit
There's Still Time to Join
The Learning Technology Center's IT Virtual Summit provides Illinois K-12 Technology Leaders with the opportunity to learn about important and timely topics in K-12 Information Technology. Register for this free online conference on June 17 and 24 to connect with IT personnel from districts and schools across the state!
Project X - A 2-Week Journey
Spots Are Limited
From July 6-17, IETC will be hosting a two-week mentorship program known as Project X. It will assist Illinois districts with transforming their classrooms into student-led environments that can be productive and increase learning in a traditional face-to-face setting as well as remote learning and hybrid scenarios.
Contingency Plans for 2020-2021
Join Nearpod on June 17 from 4-5 pm CT to explore how Nearpod's platform and 7,500 standards-aligned lessons can ensure that your district is prepared to adapt to potential back-to-school scenarios.
Library Community & Collaboration
Mackin Educational Resources is hosting an intimate discussion on June 17 from 9:30-10:30 am CT featuring conversation around cultivating community and collaboration through our valued libraries.
Extreme Cloud IQ - K12 Focused Demo
Join this Extreme Networks Live Demo of Extreme Cloud IQ on Thursday, June 25th at 12 pm CT exclusively for K-12 and E-rate Schools. Qualified attendees will receive a free 30-day Access Point.
When exploring making an edtech purchase, keep ILTPP in mind! Mention ILTPP or reference a contract number when speaking with one of our partners and automatically access significant savings.  In order to examine contracts and pricing yourself, register for your free membership below.

Please reach out to the ILTPP team if you have any questions or need assistance with meeting objectives related to arranging online learning for your school or district.   LearnMore@iltpp.org
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