REMINDER: Zoom for K-12 Schools & Districts

Zoom helps you build today’s collaborative classrooms. ILTPP is excited to partner with the Learning Technology Center (LTC) of Illinois to bring a low-cost video conferencing option to ROEs/ISCs and districts that allow you to start zooming today! For more information on how to participate in this special buy, check out the Zoom Flyer for additional details and pricing.

Enrich teaching & learning Expand traditional classrooms with video communications to meet the growing needs of today’s students.

Maximize your resources Utilize resources and hardware you already have to expand your capabilities and educational offerings.

Improve learning outcomes Increase student participation and learning retention with virtual and hybrid classrooms and micro-learning.

What do video-enabled schools and districts look like? Let’s take a look!

  • Administrative staff meetings connect faculty across the school and/or district for better alignment and clarity.
  • Professional development teams virtually observe a teacher’s classroom for annual critique and feedback.
  • Educators simulcast their classroom to offsite classrooms and individual online learners.
  • Virtual field trips bring the world inside the classroom, enriching student learning.
  • Communicate important safety information via audio and video to all schools in the district.
  • Virtual tutoring, study hall, and mentoring give students opportunities to learn beyond the classroom.

Zoom for K-12 Schools & Districts

Zoom helps you build today’s collaborative classrooms. ILTPP is excited to partner with the Learning Technology Center (LTC) of Illinois to bring a low-cost video conferencing option to ROEs/ISCs and districts that allow you to start zooming today! For more information on how to participate in this special buy, check out the Zoom Flyer for additional details and pricing.

Enrich teaching & learning Expand traditional classrooms with video communications to meet the growing needs of today’s students.

Maximize your resources Utilize resources and hardware you already have to expand your capabilities and educational offerings.

Improve learning outcomes Increase student participation and learning retention with virtual and hybrid classrooms and micro-learning.

What do video-enabled schools and districts look like? Let’s take a look!

  • Administrative staff meetings connect faculty across the school and/or district for better alignment and clarity.
  • Professional development teams virtually observe a teacher’s classroom for annual critique and feedback.
  • Educators simulcast their classroom to offsite classrooms and individual online learners.
  • Virtual field trips bring the world inside the classroom, enriching student learning.
  • Communicate important safety information via audio and video to all schools in the district.
  • Virtual tutoring, study hall, and mentoring give students opportunities to learn beyond the classroom.

Showcase 2019: Save the Week

We are actively planning the 2019 Showcase Tour for the week of March 18-22nd. This statewide tour will feature the latest devices and the top interactive flat panels to integrate into your classroom. Stay tuned for more details as we finalize the locations and vendor partners for this annual event.

Let us know you are interested in attending this year’s event by completing this form.

Adobe Device Licensing & Creative Cloud 2019

Migration Update for Value Incentive Plan (VIP)

On October 15, 2018, Adobe announced updates to Creative Cloud, called the Creative Cloud 2019 release. These updates provide access to the latest features and services available within the Creative Cloud. Customers with named-user license entitlements can update today.

Creative Cloud 2019 is not available on device-based licenses, so device license customers should not attempt an update at this time. If you or your device license users have already tried to update, the Creative Cloud 2019 apps installed on the machine will run in trial mode. To convert the device back to Creative Cloud 2018, you will need to deactivate the device in the admin console, uninstall all Adobe products and create a new package with the Creative Cloud 2018 applications using the Creative Cloud Packager.

Adobe has been working to provide a new shared device license to our education customers who use Creative Cloud in shared environments, such as labs and classrooms. This will ensure access to new cloud-based apps, as well as Creative Cloud services such as cloud storage, Adobe Fonts, and Portfolio. This new shared device license will be available in Q1 2019, at which point we recommend you update to the latest version of Creative Cloud.

For more information, please review Adobe Lab Licensing migration assets to help IT staff and administrators plan, resource and execute the migration to shared device licensing.

Adobe Device Licensing Migration Workshop recording for K-12 and higher education recording.

Learn more by checking our Member Center resources or contact one of our Adobe Authorized Resellers.

FireFly Chromebook Special Pricing

Did you know the Lenovo N23 Yoga and the Lenovo 300e Chromebook are virtually the same solutions? With the N23 Yoga, you get the same durability, versatility, and usability as the 300e with a smaller price tag. Check out this limited time offer FireFly Special Pricing and see for yourself why the N23 Yoga is a great, cost-effective alternative for your school.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Firefly Computers
Ben Erickson, National Sales Manager
612-284-1171
ben@fireflycomputers.com

CTL Announces Software Partnership and Integration with Squid Premium

CTL Announces Software Partnership and Integration with Squid Premium edition of note-taking software included with every CTLNL7TW-360 Chromebook through June 30, 2019.

CTL and Steadfast Innovation are excited to announce a new partnership that unlocks Squid Premium through June 30, 2019, for all CTL NL7TW-360 Chromebooks.  Both companies are excited to add on to the tremendous capabilities of the CTL NL7TW-360 Chromebook with high-level note-taking and handwriting. With Squid, you can write as naturally as you would with a traditional pen and paper using low-latency ink plus easy erasing and modifying with the swipe of a finger or the eraser end of the pen. Pen strokes become highly personalized with pressure sensitivity and variable sizing using the tool or options within the software.

The NL7TW-360 Chromebooks will include a free Squid Premium license to take advantage of the software’s most powerful features including PDF Import (from Google Classroom, Drive or your own downloads), numerous paper backgrounds (lined, grid, music staffs, sports templates and more), and Squid’s Tool Pack (unlocks true eraser, highlighter, shapes, text tool).

Squid Premium empowers the NL7TW-360 for natural handwriting in everyday classroom situations including math problems, grading papers, document signing, or presentations. Any of these documents can be exported via PDF and sent anywhere directly from the Chromebook.

The free Squid Premium license is available through June 30, 2019, on all CTL NL7TW-360 Chromebook devices via download. After that, education users will be given an option to purchase a license at a discounted rate. 

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

CTL
Aaron Pearson, Senior National Account Manager
937-405-6486
apearson@ctl.net

Impero Software partners with Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program to Provide Schools with Student Safety and MDM Software

Austin, TX, Sept. 6, 2018 – Impero Software, global specialists in remote monitoring and management software for education has partnered with the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program, a statewide cooperative of Illinois K-12 educational entities, to provide Illinois schools with student safety software and mobile device management solutions.

The partnership offers Illinois K-12 schools exclusive pricing for Impero’s flagship classroom management, network admin and student safety solution, Impero Education Pro, and its education-specific mobile device management solution, Impero EdLink.

Impero Education Pro is a cross-platform solution consolidating classroom management, network management, and student safety. It is compatible across Chromebooks, Windows, Mac OSX and iOS. The software provides real-time monitoring of student devices and keyword detection to help schools and districts identify potentially harmful or inappropriate content and activity. Impero has developed its keyword libraries by working with leading charities and specialist organizations, including Mental Health America (MHA), the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), SafeBAE and Hey U.G.L.Y.

When the software detects a keyword or phrase that may indicate risk, it captures the activity as a screenshot or video clip to provide contextual insight. School staff are able to respond to these incidents appropriately with counter-narratives and support. Schools can also use this insight to identify localized trends and issues in order to support teaching digital citizenship to Illinois students. The software also provides teachers with a suite of easy-to-use classroom control tools and enables school technical teams to streamline the management of a school network, including over multiple sites.

Impero’s mobile device management solution, Impero EdLink, is compatible with iOS, ChromeOS and Android. It supports geo-location and offsite filtering and is fully integrated with Impero Education Pro to enable schools and districts to manage mobile devices effectively. Richard Fuller, CEO of Impero Software, comments, “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program to help provide K-12 schools in Illinois with the tools to facilitate digital learning and help protect students.” Hope Hardin-Borbely, the Marketing Manager for ILTPP, adds “The relationship with Impero represents a powerful opportunity for ILTPP to significantly expand our presence in K-12 Illinois schools, a vibrant and very important market. Impero applies cross-platform solutions and expertise for real-time classroom monitoring. We’re excited to partner with Impero as we focus our combined energies toward serving a broader range of schools by providing industry-leading mobile device management solutions.”

Contact:

For further information or to schedule interview opportunities, contact:
Jessica Axt – KEH Communications
Jessica@kehcomm.com
410-975-9638

About Impero Software

Impero Software offers remote monitoring and management software, relied upon by education establishments around the world. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5 million devices in over 90 countries. Impero is used by more than 1,400 UK high schools and in more than 500 U.S. districts. Impero’s cutting-edge EdTech software consolidates a range of powerful classroom, network and device management features enabling schools and colleges to reduce costs and improve both staff and student productivity. Impero’s sophisticated online safety functionality uses keyword detection technology to help schools safeguard students online. For more information visit: www.imperosoftware.com.

Invite to ILTPP Advisory Council

We here at ILTPP invite you to consider joining our Advisory Council. With your help, the program can facilitate with educators, administrators, and others to provide resources for schools working in all stages of technology integration.

As ILTPP builds its strategic outreach, it will develop and seek feedback from our council. APPLY TODAY to make a difference throughout the state. All applications must be submitted by August 17th, 2018. We are looking for applicants in various roles within your school/district. If you have any additional questions please email LearnMore@iltpp.org  

SPECIAL BUY: HP Pricing from SHI

SHI is one of HP Inc.’s top partners globally and is a member of HPI’s Diversity Network. Being an HPI Platinum Provider and recently winning HPI’s Print Partner of the Year award, SHI is the best-equipped supplier of almost any HPI PC or Print solution. ILTPP has awarded SHI exclusive HP pricing under the ILTPP Contract 20180304 for all education customers in the state of Illinois. Click here to learn more or check out the SHI full catalog contract offered to ILTPP members.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

SHI International Corp
Chris Cashin, SMSLED Manager
732-868-8821
chris_cashin@shi.com

SPECIAL BUY: Charging Solutions that Last from Anywhere Cart

Connection® Public Sector Solutions is pleased to offer special pricing on Anywhere Cart products to ITLPP members. Anywhere Cart delivers innovative charging carts, cabinets, and stations that create convenience for educators. Download our PDF to learn more about Anywhere Cart solutions and pricing.
For more information or to purchase, please contact your dedicated Account Manager.