Kami

Kami is an all-in-one classroom platform empowering students and enhancing the way teachers teach, feedback, and assess. You’ll instantly level up your documents, PDFs, and images (or any other resource) to an interactive learning space. From there, you and your students can collaborate in real time with 40+ tools that support different abilities, grades, and subjects. Kami keeps you teaching and learning—whenever, wherever—by allowing you to feedback, grade, and push student work straight from your preferred LMS, including Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, and Microsoft Teams. Kami increases engagement and saves you time, so say goodbye to the copier and hello to Kami!

 

History

Kami began in 2013 when, in their final year at university, Hengjie, Jordan, and Alliv created Notable.ac, a note-taking web app. Bob Drummond was a mentor in the University 100K Challenge, where the trio was recognized as finalists. Quickly evolving into Notable PDF, an annotation app for PDFs, the platform reached over one million annotations within months.

By 2018 Kami had Six million users, and the team grew to start with a few based in Auckland, New Zealand, Kami expanded internationally, reaching the United States and the Philippines.

Amidst the madness of 2020, we made Kami totally FREE so teachers and students could keep up, no matter their situation. By May, we supported over 10M users and ended the year with over 20M across 180 countries.

2021 brought with it a new normal, and the Kami team has rapidly doubled in size, with Kami-leons spanning over five different countries. During this time, we focused on adapting the Kami platform to keep up with the demands and needs of its thriving community. With new advancements, Kami was recognized as the fastest-growing company in NZ.
2022 rang in with the milestone of hitting the big 30 Million user mark and being featured in the Time100 Most Influential Companies list! Our incredible team is now over 70 members strong. Kami team members are a diverse group of individuals whose main focus is making your Kami experience the best it can be.

Contract Highlights

Interact with any document – Transform all your static documents, PDFs, images, or other learning resources into an interactive experience ready for expression, analysis, or debate.

A seamless workflow – Create, send, and grade assignments from one place. Kami works seamlessly with Google Classroom, Canvas,  Schoology, and Microsoft Teams.

Online or offline, in-class or remote – Whether you’re teaching in the class, remotely, or a bit of both, Kami is the tool for you. Kami works online or offline for students without reliable network access.

Student-centric collaborative learning – Universal learning environment, enabling students to interact with teachers, resources, and each other in their preferred medium – text, freehand, audio, voice-typing, or video.

 

 

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Andy Hogan
Account Executive, Kami
619- 363-1994

E-Rate Central

E-Rate Central is a nationally recognized educational consulting firm that has been simplifying E-rate for schools and libraries since the program’s inception. We work with applicants in thirty-six states and provide State E-rate Coordination support for six states. As the top-ranked E-rate consultant in a number of clients, we provide consulting services to nearly 700 E-rate applicants across the nation. E-rate Central has a physical presence in Florida, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (corporate office), North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • We publish a weekly newsletter with an analysis of E-rate program actions and prognosis that is widely read, not only by clients but also by many in the E-rate community, including USAC and the FCC.
  • Our fee is all-inclusive.  Preparation of all required E-rate forms, PIA and audit responses, appeals, SPIN changes, and other post-commitment requests are just some examples.
  • Strategic Planning and consultation on the maximization of E-rate discounts.
  • Real-time data monitoring and tracking of all E-rate program deadlines and timely reminders.

Locate your E-rate Funding information by searching for your BEN in our

Illinois Funding Quick Search Tool.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Ginnie Harwood
E-Rate Consultant, E-Rate Central
516-801-7846
gharwood@e-ratecentral.com

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Midwest Technology Products: Career & Technical Education

Midwest Technology Products has a 600-page catalog that showcases more than 10,000 products from over 400 vendors. Their dedicated, family-owned business has been committed to providing the highest quality products paired with exceptional customer service since 1909. Midwest Technology Products has tools for the next generation of designers and fabricators. Midwest is your source for durable, industrial-grade equipment, tools, and supplies for your shop or lab. Partnering with educators to prepare the workforce of tomorrow by providing innovative resources of uncompromising value – Midwest is here to help you.

Midwest Technology Products offers;

  • Abrasives
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Automotive
  • Building Trades
  • Career & Tech Ed
  • Drafting
  • Electrical
  • Foundry
  • Furniture and Storage
  • Hand tools
  • Hardware
  • Metalworking
  • Power tools
  • Safety
  • Small Engine
  • STEM
  • Welding
  • Woodworking
  • VO-AG

Contract Highlights:

  • Save time: place your order without first needing to get several quotes
  • Save Money: Receive an immediate 10% discount off the regular price
  • Save even more money: Receive FREE shipping on orders over $50

Contact your dedicated Account Manager

Sarah Cruz
Account Manager
712-224-7120
scruz@midwesttechnology.com

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BLICK Art Materials: Instructional and School Supplies

BLICK Art Materials provides art supplies and related materials for every creative and making endeavor. With over 90,000 items to select from, in categories such as painting, drawing, crafts, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, art equipment, furniture, framing, and more, BLICK is your most comprehensive source for creative supplies. Rely on BLICK’s nationally awarded customer service to make your shopping experience easy and enjoyable, so you can find the quality art supplies you need quickly and affordably.

Contract Highlights:

  • 20%* Discount off “Each” Price on all stocked items
    • “Each” price is listed in BLICK’s annual printed catalog titled “Materials for Art
      Education”
  • FREE shipping on most orders over $49
    • Free shipping does not apply to drop-shipped items, oversized items, or heavyweight
      items.
  • Reference promo code QD20AEP when ordering

 

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Heather Havens
Director of Institutional Sales
800-704-7744
Contracts@dickblick.com

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School Health

Since 1957, School Health has been dedicated to serving the needs of health professionals in school settings. From their initial focus on school nurses, they have grown to provide products and services for athletic trainers, special education professionals, early childhood educators, physical education teachers, school safety professionals, and more.

School Health has a large selection of the brands you know and trust in;

  • Health supplies and compliance software
  • Sports medicine equipment
  • Special education
  • Early childhood products
  • School safety supplies
  • Sports and fitness equipment

Contract Highlights

  • Low prices – 13% discount on most items and free shipping on orders over $125
  • Time-saving – no more bidding paperwork!
  • Wide selection of high-quality products – over 35,000 items to choose from!
  • Reduced compliance headaches
  • Easy ordering options, including punchouts!

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Mike Marcus
Territory Manager – Chicagoland
mmarcus@schoolhealth.com
630-339-7997

Danita Jones
Inside Sales – Illinois
djones@schoolhealth.com
630-339-7946

Jodi Szuter
Specialist – Special Education
jszuter@schoolhealth.com
224-580-8058

Learn More About School Health

BLICK Art Materials: Career & Technical Education

BLICK Art Materials provides a wide range of supplies for CTE programs including Drafting, Screen Printing, Airbrush supplies, equipment, and furnishings. Rely on BLICK’s nationally awarded customer service to make your shopping experience easy and enjoyable, so you can find the quality supplies you need quickly and affordably.

Contract Highlights:

  • 20%* Discount off “Each” Price on all stocked items
    • “Each” price is listed in BLICK’s annual printed catalog titled “Materials for Art
      Education”
  • FREE shipping on most orders over $49
    • Free shipping does not apply to drop-shipped items, oversized items, or heavyweight
      items.
  • Reference promo code QD20AEP when ordering

 

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Heather Havens
Director of Institutional Sales
800-704-7744
Contracts@dickblick.com

Learn More About BLICK Art Materials

ClickView

ClickView is an educational video platform specializing in short, high-quality K-12 video resources. As both a producer and curation platform, ClickView makes it easy for teachers to find and share video that engages students in a format they understand. The ClickView platform also lets teachers transform videos – including their own – into interactive quizzes with formative assessment tools to show evidence of learning and engagement.

Contract Highlights:

  • Premium, recently produced, curriculum-mapped video for all grades and subjects.
  • Access to thousands of original ClickView videos from the award-winning ClickView production studio.
  • Expertly produced interactive quizzes, lesson guides, and worksheets build context around each video.
  • Analytics dashboards showing teachers exactly where students skip, watch, and re-watch content, while mapping engagement against formative assessment data.
  • Unlimited video hosting for teachers, schools, and districts with custom library tools.

 

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Mike Honiball
Managing Director
312-292-9322
mike.honiball@clickvieweducation.com

Learn more about ClickView

Facility Solutions Group (FSG)

Facility Solutions Group (FSG) has been successfully helping schools become more energy efficient by upgrading to LED lighting and other comprehensive projects that reduce energy usage. FSG has helped many schools and municipalities with improving indoor air quality and HVAC efficiency. The pandemic has increased our awareness of indoor air quality and the impact it has on children’s cognitive function.
FSG has been a trusted vendor for the AEPA and participating CO-OP states since 2018.  Competitively bid CO-OP Agreements allow members to select vendors and proceed with projects that are bid and awarded under state regulations.  Members are able to select vendors with confidence and save time and money from the traditional bidding process.
Contract Highlights:
  • FSG is one of the largest distributors of lighting materials offering a variety of top tier manufacturers
  • Comprehensive Energy Audits, Installation & Training
  • Building Disinfection and Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

 

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Jennifer Mercer
Account Manager
410-375-4914
Alyssa Mika
Inside Sales and Customer Service
855-642-1109

AmTab Manufacturing

AmTab Manufacturing Corporation is a leading innovator in the K-12 Dining Commons and K-12 Food Courts marketplace providing customized tables, mobile Booth Systems, interior décor signage, and branding.  It is our customer base that has driven us to enter additional learning environments and products such as traditional classroom furniture, STEM environment furniture, outdoor furniture, music/performance risers & portable stages, and waste & recycling receptacles.

Our products contain the highest quality raw materials and construction features that exceed industry, ANSI, and BIFMA standards.  We also incorporate renewable, recycled, and recyclable materials in our products while also using design considerations for the environment.  LEED construction is used in the design of our products and we are MAS Green Certified.  As our products are “Made in the USA” from locally sourced materials, there is no threat of overseas shipping delays.

Our design team is available for space planning, furniture migration strategies, assistance with furniture selection, and the creation of drawings.  They work with the specific needs of a space and can visit the space if necessary.  Our design team offers elite spaces with stunning personalized graphics and designs as well as interior décor services.

Contract Highlights

  • 50% Discount from list price across our entire catalog, even those items outside the scope of the ILTPP/AEPA contract.
  • Available to you!! All operations are housed in our facility in Bensenville, Illinois, and readily available to Illinois member schools.  Manufacturing, product questions, design assistance, and shipping are accessible to help members make the decisions they need to make quick and complete projects efficiently.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager

Daniel Foot
Manager – Education Partnerships
630-301-7600
Daniel.foot@amtab.com

Looking for Solutions?

Visit the catalog to see new ways to enhance your learning environment.

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Lakeshore Learning Materials

At Lakeshore, we believe in creating products that matter. Developed by teachers for teachers, our hands-on learning materials are meticulously crafted to help children reach developmental and academic milestones through sixth grade, with furniture designed for any learning space through middle school. Plus, all Lakeshore products are backed by our unconditional guarantee of customer satisfaction. We’re also proud to offer comprehensive services like Complete Classrooms®, user-friendly eProcurement, and targeted professional development—making Lakeshore the one-stop-shop for all your classroom needs.

Contract Highlights

  • Classroom Furniture, Early Childhood Furniture, Elementary Furniture
  • Classroom Design Planning
  • Customized Learning Solutions, including but not limited to Special Education solutions
  • White-Glove Delivery & Installation

Contact your dedicated Account Manager

Tyler Domski
Vice President
(800) 421-5354, x2783
tdomski@lakeshorelearning.com

Learn More About Lakeshore Learning