Category: Special Buys

The #ConnectEdNow™ Student Bundle Special Buy is Closing the Homework Gap

Students need access to reliable and safe internet at home during distance and hybrid learning. Kajeet’s goal is to help schools, districts, and communities create a safe, connected environment for students and their families. Connect every student to the online tools they need to succeed in school and beyond with Kajeet’s limited time affordable connectivity solution, the #ConnectEdNow Student Bundle.

The ConnectEdNow™ Student Bundle Includes:

  • Kajeet SmartSpot®
  • One Year Unlimited Data
  • Sentinel Platform for CIPA-Compliant Filtering, Device Management, and more!

Limited Time Offer!

The ConnectEdNow™ Student Bundle is available starting at $324.97, originally $599.97! Offer expires December 31, 2020. Contact Kajeet today to order your ConnectEdNow Student Bundles.

*Terms and conditions apply. Limited time offer; subject to change. Not eligible or combinable with other discounts. Applicable for new lines of business only. Shipping, taxes, and TAF extra. Not available for individual sale. Only applicable for educational institutions.

Always identify yourself as an ILTPP member when requesting a quote or placing an order and reference Contract Number 16.15-EBD-ILTPP. ILTPP members can procure Kajeet Education Broadband by emailing AESA_CPC@kajeet.com, or by completing the price quote form (here).


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Kajeet
Julie Collett
Business Development Executive
240-482-3512
jcollett@kajeet.com

Learn More About Kajeet

CDW-G
John Buttita
Sales Manager
877-325-3380
johnbut@cdw.com

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Request a Free Esports Consult with ByteSpeed

ByteSpeed is extending ILTPP members an exciting offer of free, no-pressure esports consultations through Gravity Gaming!

ByteSpeed’s Gravity Gaming offers Illinois schools and districts US manufactured, high-end, custom-built esports gaming PCs.

Gravity Gaming has numerous partnerships and helpful resources that can help your esports program succeed. Whether you are just starting a new program or trying to grow it, ByteSpeed’s team of gaming experts can suggest customized esports computer hardware to fit your exact needs, recommend trusted resources for esports furniture, jerseys/apparel, mousepads, and more!

  • Professional Advice
  • Industry Resources
  • Esports Program Suggestions

To request a hassle-free, no-pressure consultation with an esports expert, please fill out the linked form with your date/time preferences. Feel free to contact Josh Knutson: jknutson@bytespeed.com or 877-553-0777 or your dedicated account manager below.

Always mention ILTPP when requesting a quote or making an order. Be sure to reference contract number ILTPP-19BS02!


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Brian Hoots
Account Manager
218-227-0479
bhoots@bytespeed.com

Learn More About ByteSpeed

Quill.com Has Everything You Need For Safe Schools & Modified Instruction

Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, Quill.com serves the needs of over a million small to medium-sized businesses.  As a premier business to business office products provider, Quill.com sells everything from paper and ink and toner to cleaning supplies and technology with 24-hour-a-day access to more than 100,000 business essentials. Introduced in 1996, Quill.com was one of the first successful Web sites launched in the office products industry and has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Staples, Inc., since 1998.

As an ILTPP member, you’ll always enjoy exclusive discounts. In addition, you have access to Quill Specialist Teams and the following benefits:

  • Large Volume Quotes – partnering with you on sourcing and coordinating large orders and projects
  • Technology – get guidance on affordable solutions and specialized services including PC setup assistance, networking installation, protection plans and more to satisfy E-learning and all other tech needs
  • Furniture – this team works with our various vendors on sourcing and pricing modified classroom items like sneeze guards, storage cubbies, and lockers among other products.
  • Fast, FREE Shipping on any size order.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Samra Cejvan
Buying Group Manager
847-876-4266
samra.cejvan@quill.com

Learn More About Quill

Edmentum Q&A Recording, Pricing, and More!

The Learning Technology Center (LTC) and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) hosted an informative Q&A with Edmentum on Thursday, July 30, 2020. This hour-long virtual event provided Illinois schools and districts the much-needed answers on Edmentum’s top remote learning solutions, such as 2020 Tech & Learning’s Award of Excellence winning products Courseware, Exact Path, and Study Island.

In addition, ILTPP has negotiated a short-term agreement with Edmentum for all Illinois educational entities to leverage. This pricing is available to new service contracts onboarded during the month of August. Login to the member portal in order to access the short-term pricing and resources.

In order to lock-in statewide pricing, please indicate the number of licenses for each solution your district is planning to purchase in August 2020. Always mention ILTPP when requesting a quote.


Who is Edmentum?

Edmentum is leading the market with engaging curriculum, research-based assessments for learning, and quality educational services designed for each student and any learning environment.

Edmentum provides quality, digital, core curriculum, valid and reliable formative and medium-cycle assessments, and education consulting services. The company’s K-12 learning programs blend technology with individual teaching approaches. Edmentum is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, actionable data, quality content, and a passion for customer success.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Jason Eggert
Illinois Partnership Manager
(214) 293-9759
jason.eggert@edmentum.com

Learn More About Edmentum

Zero-Touch Chromebook Deployment

An easier and safer deployment

FireFly Computers wants to help you be great at your job. Right now, that means paying attention to things like sanitation, minimal handling, and safe distribution of student learning devices. With the FireFly Zero-Touch Deployment Services, you’ll be able to get great devices in front of your students without anyone at the school ever having to touch them

Your devices will arrive set up exactly the way you want them. FireFly will assign specific OUs, pre-load apps, and adjust whatever settings you want. Before shipping, each Chromebook will be individually-bagged and inserted into a slotted divider, making it easy to distribute it straight from the box. FireFly can even pre-sort shipments by grade, location, OU, or any other segment you want. Just tell FireFly your preferences and the company will find a way!

FireFly Zero-Touch Chromebook Deployment is absolutely the safest and easiest way to distribute devices to your students. It’s also friendlier on your budget than you may think. Contact your FireFly dedicated Account Manager today for a zero-risk quote.

ZERO-TOUCH

CHROMEBOOK DEPLOYMENT & BUNDLE

As an ILTPP Member, Chromebooks and additional discounts vary. Contact your dedicated Account Manager for details.



Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Marissa Kolmer
Senior Account Manager
612-808-9144
mkolmer@fireflycomputers.com

Learn More About Firefly Computers

School Specialty Supports You, Supporting Your Students

Helping You Help Your Students Learn At Home

As you support your students’ at-home learning, School Specialty supports you with essentials of every kind to keep them engaged and moving forward. To help your efforts go further, School Specialty is offering an additional 10% Savings on top of your district discount. Save on thousands of learning items and school supplies — use Promo Code SPRING10. Learn More Here.

School Specialty is dedicated to helping schools and teachers through your purchasing co-op. In this challenging time, the company is proud to help you enable at-home learning by providing these and other resources:

BLOG

Ideas for teachers and parents to help take good care of kids’ minds, and your own.

AT-HOME LEARNING TOOLS FOR TEACHERS

Find activities, products, educational supplement downloads, and more.

EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS

These recorded PD webinars offer teachers inspiration on how to engage at-home students.


Contract Highlights:

School Specialty has negotiated strategic, value-added items and services to create the ILTPP contract.

  • 35% Off List Price on Supply items
    • FREE Shipping on Parcel Shipped Orders over $49
  • 12% Off List Price on Furniture items
    • FREE Shipping on all Truck Shipped Orders
  • A Market Basket of Deeply Discounted Everyday Items
  • 1% Rebate Back to YOUR District on ALL Online Orders
  • Freight Terms
    • Free shipping over $49 on 9 prefix items
    • 12% on 5 prefix items
    • Free shipping on 6 prefix items

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Belkys Quintana
Director of Business Development
786-314-8017
belkys.quintana@schoolspecialty.com

Learn More About School Specialty

Complete Book – Reading and Study Package Stations for Home Shipping

Complete Book & Media Supply is a small, minority-owned business and is a single-source, wholesale distributor of books and subscriptions. Complete Book is dedicated to providing Illinois districts with the most extensive selection of publications as well as the very best in customer service. The company’s comprehensive selection includes both books and subscriptions in all fields, available in electronic or print format.

During these difficult times Complete Book is looking for ways to help. The company is following the best practices as requested by our federal, state and local government representatives, including the difficult practice of social distancing. Complete Book feels this aspect of the current crisis puts a special burden on educators, their support staff, and the students.

Although Complete Book’s warehouse is operating on a reduced staff to maintain a safe working environment, it has set up “kitting stations” so that the company can supply reading and study packages directly to students, faculty, and staff at their homes!

Complete Book can accommodate single purchase orders with multiple ship to locations through its website or by email, fax, or phone. The company can also deliver these packages accurately and in a timely fashion so that studying and learning can continue during the containment efforts.

In addition, Complete Book is pleased to offer ILTPP Members 15% off their first order as an enthusiastic welcome to the partnership with ILTPP! Please contact your dedicated account manager to apply the discount.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Kendall Montiegel
Sales Processing Manager
800-986-1775  x105
kendall@completebook.com

Learn More About Complete Book and Media Supply

FireFly Computers: 7 for $7

FireFly Computers is offering schools and district a fabulous discount on Lenovo Chromebooks! Before making a purchase, please remember to reference contract # 20180303.

Original FireFly Page: View Here

Supplying students with Chromebooks can be a daunting task, but with FireFly and Lenovo™, it doesn’t have to be. We’ve got you covered. From management, to repairs, to technical support, you’ll get your easiest deployment ever. It includes seven great products for just $7 per month, per device. It’s everything you need for a successful 1:1 student take-home device program, all at an easy-to-budget price. This is school technology re-imagined, exclusively available from FireFly.

+6 Add-Ons
Setup, Manage, and Maintain Devices with Ease

Chrome Education Upgrade

Chrome Management License

FireFly White Glove Setup

Also available via ILTPP contract

GoGuardian Teacher™

3 Year License

Lenovo Extended Hardware Warranty

3.5 Year Protection

Lenovo Accidental Damage Protection

3.5 Year Protection

Lenovo Education Premium Care

3.5 Year 24/7 Phone Support for Students and Staff

Lenovo™ 100e
2nd Gen Chromebook

MediaTek 8173C Processor | 11.6″ HD Anti Glare Screen 4GB Memory | 16GB Storage | Google AUE of June 2025


Ready for whatever students throw at them

You never know what students will put their school devices through. With the 7 for $7 bundle, you can rest easy knowing repairs are covered for both hardware failure and accidental damage. In most cases, though, you won’t even need repairs. The Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen is built tough for education, with mil-spec construction, pry-resistant keys, drop resistance from the height of a desk, and liquid resistance against most spills.


Connected for classroom and remote learning

Facilitate engaging learning experiences whether at home or in school with GoGuardian Teacher. Remote screen sharing and activity reporting keep teachers informed about how students are doing, and two-way communication allows students to ask for help whenever they need it.

With Chrome Education Upgrade (formerly Chrome Management), administrators will have full control over setting policies, adding/removing apps, managing permissions and more, regardless of where the devices are located.


Great devices, made even better with FireFly and Lenovo support

Included with the 7 for $7 bundle is 3 1/2 years of Lenovo Education Premium Care, which gives your students and staff free access to rapid 24/7 helpdesk and technical support, even if your own tech team is off-duty or short-staffed.

If your devices ever do need repairs, just send them to FireFly. We’re an award-winning Premium Lenovo Authorized Services Provider, so everything will be fixed quickly, conveniently, and correctly.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Marissa Kolmer
Senior Account Manager
612-808-9144
mkolmer@fireflycomputers.com

Learn More About Firefly Computers

Impero to Make Remote Monitoring Software Free to Districts in need of a Remote Learning Solution

Software allows teachers to manage students’ devices remotely

Austin TX, March 23, 2020 – In order to help teachers keep students on task throughout the school day, when they are at learning at home, Impero Software is making its Impero Education Pro web-based software free for the remainder of the school year to districts that do not already have remote monitoring software in place. The powerful cross-platform product combines tools for online safety, teacher control, and real-time monitoring and session tracking for student devices.

“The most important thing for schools right now is ensuring they have the tools available to support remote learning and we’re working to remove any barriers to that” says Justin Reilly, Impero CEO. “In order to conduct lessons remotely with a group of students who are on their devices at home, teachers need a remote classroom management solution that provides a live view of the student devices, alongside online safety and learner engagement tools to keep them safe and on task. As a former teacher, I am sympathetic to the challenges teachers are facing in this unprecedented time and we are working diligently to support schools. That is why we are offering this tool free for the remaining three months of the school year.”

Impero Education Pro is designed to enhance learning, support IT teams and safeguard students in the digital world. Teachers have access to key tools including live thumbnail view, broadcast screen, block list, live chat, and log viewer to ensure students receive continued access to education.

With the live thumbnail view, teachers can monitor student devices in real-time and interact, intervene and control as appropriate. Teachers also have access to a full log of what each student has accessed during the school day to make sure they are staying on task. And school IT staff can view the logs to make sure the devices they sent home are being used appropriately.

Impero Education Pro can be configured in several different ways to allow schools to monitor any remote student device and utilize its tools to enhance the virtual learning experience.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager

Zoe Lamb
Business Development Manager
(512)-599-9976
zlamb@imperosoftware.com

Learn More About Impero

SPS’s Parent Company to Donate Consulting Hours to Help Schools Solve Remote Access Issues

Original Article: March 20, 2020 | Keith Larson

Student Provisioning Services (SPS) offers a cloud-based data integration system for managing student accounts that is fully automated, cost-effective, customizable, and scalable to meet the needs of future growth.

K12 Services, LLC -SPS’s Parent Company to Donate Consulting Hours to Schools in an Effort to Help Solve Remote Access Issues.


K12 Services IT Consulting We Can Help

EXISTING CUSTOMERS CAN ADD STUDENTS TO SPS SERVICE FOR FREE

Normally there is a cost associated with adding students and it is pro-rated for the time remaining in the school year, however SPS will waive any and all costs related to this for the remainder of this school year.

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The classroom environment for K12 and Higher Education has really had to undergo some substantial changes over the last few weeks. In regards to storage, the schools that we interact with on a regular basis all are at different places on the curve from on-prem solutions to cloud-based solutions for classroom instruction and interaction with students. Districts that are already 1:1 have a distinct advantage when faced with closing physical school buildings and continuing to education online.

We are finding many districts have not embraced the move to the cloud, so now they are faced with solving the problem of allowing staff, and potentially students, access resources located in physical buildings that are closed now.

There are many ways to solve this, but the idea of setting up VPN access for hundreds of staff or students is daunting and very likely to be very difficult to manage and maintain. Fortunately, Condrey Corporation has a commercial product named Aurora that allows users to access their mapped drives to your on-prem servers through a browser from anywhere. They have a special COVID-19 offer where they will give any existing Condrey customers an Aurora license through May 2020 and any district even if they are not a customer today can get a license through the end of April 2019. At the end of these time periods, they will re-evaluate the situation.

For any school that wants to accept this offer to solve this remote access issue, K12 Services, LLC will donate the consulting hours necessary to install and configure this service for your district.  We want to come alongside your technology staff and help you to get through this crisis. This is a first come first serve offer, for a limited time. 


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Joe Kubina
614-374-4398
jkubina@sps-k12.com

Learn More About SPS-K12