Category: Special Buys

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.

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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.


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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

Kajeet Distance Learning Bundles

Any Kajeet order for SmartSpot devices and Distance Learning Bundles placed on/prior to March 25th will be fulfilled, however, any new orders will not be fulfilled until July. 

Kajeet has created a new Distance Learning Program to support our nation’s school districts as they implement distance learning initiatives as a result of closures necessitated by COVID-19. The Kajeet SmartSpot® is a Wi-Fi hotspot device that includes CIPA-compliant filters to keep students on-task. The new Distance Learning Program expands on our popular Kajeet SmartSpot® offerings by giving schools flexible bundles.

What’s Included in the Bundle:

  • Free Kajeet SmartSpot® hotspot devices
  • Your choice of GBs of data per device, per month pooled across devices
  • CIPA-compliant web filters that can be customized by the school
  • Enterprise firewall security
  • Real-time data rating, usage reports, and customizable bandwidth policies
  • Customizable Time-of-Day and Day-of-Week access controls
  • Free onboarding training and exceptional customer support
  • Expedited shipping available (additional fee)

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

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

Learn More About Kajeet

Adobe Enables Distance Learning Globally for Schools Impacted by COVID-19

As Adobe’s education customers work to ensure both safety and learning continuity in their communities, it is the company’s goal to help them with the tools they need to move through these uncertain times. Adobe’s commitment to do so in a seamless way continues to be unwavering.

Therefore, Adobe has begun to offer free 90-day access to Adobe Connect, the web conferencing solution, until July 1, 2020. This offer gives users the ability to join meetings, trainings, and virtual classrooms from the safety of their homes.

Schools and districts who aren’t customers can now use Adobe Connect rooms with up-to 25 participants for free for up to 90 days if they sign-up for a trial license between now and 1st July. Adobe has taken care to evaluate and ensure the scalability of infrastructure for this greater support for streamlined, reliable access to the service throughout this period.


In addition, Adobe is making temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud as a whole. This offer is available until May 31, 2020, for schools and colleges who currently have only lab access for students, at no additional cost.

If you are the IT admin at a school that is preparing or already experiencing a closure, complete the form below to grant your students or teachers access at home.

This form allows you to request temporary access to CC desktop apps for students and teachers. Please note that only ONE administrator needs to request access for each Admin Console. Adobe will review your request and send you an email by March 20, 2020 or earlier, once your students and teachers have access.

To be eligible for this access, your school or college must be a current customer with an active Device, Shared Device License, or Serial Number plan. This at-home access is temporary and will apply to Adobe ID, Federated ID or Enterprise ID users in your Adobe Admin Console. The temporary licenses may be provided and removed at Adobe’s sole discretion.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

JourneyEd
Christine McConnell
Senior Account Manager
636-349-7058
cmcconnell@journeyed.com

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

Learn More About Adobe

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.

FREE Access to SMART Learning Suite Online in Lieu of COVID 19

SMART Technologies announces access to SMART Learning Suite Online is available to all schools affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

If your school or district is experiencing or planning a closure for preventative health-related reasons, please sign-up here for full access to SMART Learning Suite Online at no cost.

This will give you and your students access to powerful tools for active distance learning and lesson creation and delivery on any device including Chromebook™ computers.

SMART Learning Suite Online enables students to connect remotely to live lessons delivered by teachers and engage in real-time with lesson activities. For more than just participation – true virtual collaboration. Access the suite anytime, anywhere – even at home. Students can access and contribute from any web-enabled computer, tablet or phone.

Collaborative Workspace activities empower students to work together from home on a shared digital canvas to co-create, add content and problem solve. Shout It Out activities enable students to send text and images from their devices to a lesson. Teachers can then rearrange, organize, and discuss contributions.

As school closures and schedules shift, lesson planning and learning can happen uninterrupted, anytime and on any device. Cloud-based classrooms powered by SMART Learning Suite Online easily enables student collaboration breaking down the barriers of distance learning with:

  • interactive, flexible lesson delivery
  • collaborative workspaces
  • game-based activities
  • formative assessments
  • integrations with familiar workflows including Google and Microsoft
  • and more.

In addition to our existing free online learning software access, we will share resources to help quickly train teachers on how to best use SMART Learning Suite Online in a remote learning environment.

Please visit this page for more info and stay tuned for ongoing updates and schedules.

For the dedicated teachers and 290 million+ students affected by this trying time, we’re here to support distance learning for the rest of the school year absolutely free. If you know of other schools or districts that may be affected, please feel free to forward this email on to them.

On behalf of everyone here at SMART, we thank you for your tireless efforts in education and hope this complimentary access to easy-to-use learning software can make it a little easier to help support your students’ growth and development during this challenging time.

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