LTC Blog

News, ideas, and insights on all of the most talked-about K-12 edtech topics

New TeacherSocial Emotional Learning (SEL)

3 Ways to Relieve Tech Fatigue for Teachers

Feeling fed up with your classroom’s Chromebooks? Growing tired at the prospect of learning another new app or platform? You may be experiencing tech fatigue, a real condition that can put a serious strain on

LTC Staff
LTC Staff
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CybersecurityData Privacy

Data and Security Summit

The Learning Technology Center hosted their second annual Data and Security Summit on January 16 in Tinley Park and January 17 in Effingham. Over 190 people came together to learn about security policies and best

Tim McIlvain
Tim McIlvain
Executive Director, Learning Technology Center
Technology Infrastructure

3 Tech Tips to Kick Off 2019!

Start your new year off with three great tips from the LTC staff!

Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center
Learning Spaces

Recapping the Redesigning Learning Spaces Summits

Many schools are changing the environments in which our students are learning. The LTC recently hosted two summits at schools doing just that.

Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center
CopyrightData PrivacyTechnology Infrastructure

Illinois Student Privacy Alliance

The Learning Technology Center (LTC) formed the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA). The ISPA is a collaboration of Illinois school districts that share common concerns around student privacy. The goal of the ISPA is to

Tim McIlvain
Tim McIlvain
Executive Director, Learning Technology Center

State Board to host Q&A events on new flexibility for school districts to define instructional days

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced opportunities for educators, parents, families, and school and district leaders to learn more about recent changes to the definition of instructional days. School districts now have flexibility

Tim McIlvain
Tim McIlvain
Executive Director, Learning Technology Center
Digital CitizenshipDigital LiteracyMediaSocial MediaYouTube

What is media literacy and why should you teach it in your classroom?

How many advertisements do you come across in one day- ten, fifty, hundreds, thousands? How can you teach your students to navigate this stream of information effectively?

Nicole Zumpano
Nicole Zumpano
Director of Instructional Technology Coaching, Learning Technology Center
Digital CitizenshipDigital Literacy

Digital Citizenship Week Recap

Bring digital citizenship to your classroom with these resources!

Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center
Digital Citizenship

3 Great Resources to Teach Digital Citizenship

Three websites that can help you, as an educator, prepare your students to be good digital citizens.

Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | West Central Region, Learning Technology Center
Digital Citizenship

Encourage Digital Media Literacy with Listenwise and Allsides

An important aspect of digital citizenship is learning how to decipher what is quality sourced information, and what is not.

Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center
Digital Citizenship

What Does Your Tattoo Say About You?

Do you have a tattoo?  What’s the story behind it?  What does it say about who you are? The term “digital footprint” is well known and represents what trace of us we leave behind when

Nicole Zumpano
Nicole Zumpano
Director of Instructional Technology Coaching, Learning Technology Center
Code.orgDigital CitizenshipGamification

Happy Digital Citizens Week!

These are outstanding, ready-to-use resources and lessons to help you get the most out Digital Citizens Week with your tween and teen students.

Joe Cipfl
Joe Cipfl
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Southern Region, Learning Technology Center
Digital CitizenshipGoogle

Google Wants Your Students to Be Internet Awesome!

How can we, as educators, help students navigate online situations properly? One option comes from Google’s Be Internet Awesome Digital Citizenship and Safety Curriculum.

Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center