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4 Ways to Harness AI-Powered Learning with ILTPP Vendor Partners

Keeping up with the latest AI-powered solutions can feel overwhelming. Here are four trusted ILTPP Vendor Partners you can turn to when your district wants to harness AI to unleash creativity, enhance assessments, and more.

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Member Engagement Manager, Learning Technology Center
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Discover AI’s Present & Future in Education @ IETC 2023

There is a lot of buzz around AI right now – especially in the K-12 education community. At IETC 2023, you can cut through the buzz and start a conversation toward developing successful AI policies

Sam Fishel
Sam Fishel
Digital Content Manager, Learning Technology Center

Technology and Funding after the Pandemic

As stimulus funding begins to taper off, districts must prepare to financially support their tech-powered learning environment for the long term. Here are several key considerations every K-12 leader needs to take into account while

Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center

Otus Talks: How Personalized Learning is Enacted in a Top Rated School | Otus

How One of the Nation’s Top-Performing Schools Uses Personalized Learning to Drive Student Success: An Interview with Dr. Paul O’Malley, Superintendent of Butler School District 53 How Personalized Learning is Enacted in a Top Rated

Three ways to build social- emotional learning into classroom culture

Social-emotional learning (SEL) has gained wide attention in today’s classrooms, and several schools have devoted as much as 10% of their time toward teaching these skills. Fortunately, relationship-building is a key component in SEL instruction—and

Kajeet Expands K-12 eduroam Access with New Integration

SmartBus™, Connect Suite, and Smart Transit customers now have access to eduroam integration MCLEAN, Va., May 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Kajeet®, the leading wireless connectivity and device management provider for education, government, and commercial markets, today announced the immediate

Adobe Creative Cloud now $5 per user for K-12 schools

Adobe is now offering Creative Cloud at school-friendly prices – just US$5 per year for students, teachers, or staff*. Help students tap into their creative potential and expand their opportunities for college and beyond!  

Meet the Lightspeed Classroom Management New User Experience

Lightspeed’s cloud-based Lightspeed Classroom Management software has a fresh new look and improved functionality designed to save teachers time and place increased focus on instruction. The refreshed User Experience is clean and intuitive, making it

The K-12 Guide To Multi-Layered Cybersecurity

Putting together a cybersecurity strategy is a lot like growing onions. If it doesn’t have layers, you’re probably doing it wrong. Of course, we’re talking about multi-layered cybersecurity. With more school districts taking a renewed interest in

The Right to Read: Rebuilding Early Literacy Programs

Just Right Reader decodables empower students to experience equitable learning through culturally relevant, engaging texts, which induce a love of reading and an authentic sense of belonging in a global society. Additionally, our robust set

K-12 Cybersecurity Starts Here

As there has been increased focus and need surrounding EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response), JourneyEd and Malwarebytes have teamed up to provide ILTPP members with affordable pricing/benefits without sacrificing quality and security. Malwarebytes provides an

Boost School Operations and Save Money: 10 Strategies

As the cost of education continues to increase, those tasked with paying for educational costs have continued to feel the strain. Cutting costs without hurting the quality of the educational services may feel impossible given

All your students are talking about AI, now what?

Apr 3, 2023, written by Brian Krause, Instructional Technology Coach with the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC)   ChatGPT is a powerful AI chatbot that has been taking the internet, and education, by storm,

In Hybird Learning, Multifunctional Printers Are More Helpful Thank Ever

Gone are the days of harried teachers elbowing each other for turns in the copier room. Today’s next-generation photocopiers in schools are more valuable than ever to educators. In fact, schools should still be budgeting

Schools are finding creative solutions to handle snags in the supply chain

Compared to other industries, education faces a unique set of supply chain issues. Across the country, schools are dealing with a shortage of basic supplies—from paper and pencils to technology and toilet paper. As such,

Dual-Credit Program Gives Lake County Students Hands-On Manufacturing Experience

K–12 students earn college credits while learning how to use the tools and technology that will give them an advantage in future careers. by Rebecca Torchia Rebecca Torchia is a web editor for EdTech: Focus on

Extreme Extends Fabric to the Edge, Simplifies Operations and Improves Security with Enhanced SD-WAN Solution

Automated Workflows, New UX and 10 Gbps Boosts Application Performance, Lowers Operating Costs and Reduces Mean Time to Resolution MORRISVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 8, 2023– Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in cloud networking, today announced that it

Data Loss Prevention Best Practices For K-12 Education

As hard as it is to admit, cybercrime is a serious worldwide problem. In fact, the global volume of cyber attacks reached an all-time high in Q4 2022, with nearly 1,200 weekly attacks per organization.

CENTEGIX Acquires Ident-A-Kid and Launches Enhanced Visitor Management

A new, innovative solution integrates the power of the CENTEGIX platform with Ident-A-Kid’s market-leading iVisitor Management ATLANTA – February 28, 2023 – CENTEGIX, the leader in incident response solutions, today announces its acquisition of Ident-A-Kid, the market-leading provider of

What’s New in Microsoft Teams for Education | February 2023

Check out the latest information on the Microsoft Tech Community to learn what’s new in Microsoft Teams for Education. Microsoft has been working on some great new updates, and this blog spot is a perfect

East Prairie School District Mitigates Third-Party Risk With Automated Cloud Security

“We wanted them to have the flexibility and creativity to use technology in the classroom,” he explains. “As time went on, we started to realize how data was being used by some of these vendors,


Design, build, and fly your own drone using Pitsco’s NEW Drone Maker Kit! This kit guides learners in Grades 3-8 through the basics of engineering design and flight while encouraging creativity as they assemble their