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Gold Level Sponsors
 
CASIO
CASIO Projectors incorporate a patent pending HYBRID LIGHT source which combines Laser and LED lighting with DLP technology for amazingly high brightness and performance. With no mercury lamp to replace, Casio projectors are earth-friendly and have a significantly lower cost of ownership saving money and the environment. The full line of CASIO Hybrid Projectors delivers up to 3500 lumen brightness and includes models with comprehensive connectivity and features including short throw models. A full three year warranty including the lamp provides peace of mind and reliable low cost operation. Make the switch and never change a mercury lamp again!
 
Gaggle
Gaggle's award-winning suite of productivity, communication, and collaboration tools engage today's students with today's technology. Our safe online learning environment is accessible at school and on-the-go, leveraging the popularity of social networking and web-based virtual tools to propel your classroom into the 21st century and beyond. Our cloud based environment designed specifically for K-12 education provides access control and filtration of content, with the highest degree of CIPA compliance. In addition, Gaggle is a provider of compliance based email archiving which is tailored to meet the needs of K-12 institutions.
 
itslearning
itslearning is a K-12 learning management system that enables teachers to better facilitate instructional delivery and engage today’s “digitally” wired students. Whether teachers are developing lessons, distributing and collecting assignments, assessing quizzes and tests, or engaging with parents, itslearning supports teaching and learning anytime, anywhere, on any device - all on one platform, in one location, requiring one login. 2.5 million active users worldwide depend on itslearning to help shape, support, and manage a more personalized learning environment for 21st Century Learners. Itslearning – it’s teaching made easier!
 
Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems Inc. develops comprehensive network security and management solutions for the education market. We are committed to helping schools of all sizes operate their networks effectively and efficiently. Our innovative, comprehensive solutions for network security, internet filtering, monitoring, management, and optimization allow educators to provide safe online teaching and learning environments.
 
Swivl
Swivl is a complete video learning solution—an inexpensive mobile accessory (Swivl Robot) used to track your movement, mobile app (Swivl Capture) and cloud hosting service (Swivl Cloud)—that enables you to capture videos from anywhere, at anytime. What’s more, Swivl allows you to utilize the technology you already own, such as tablets and smartphones, making it easy to create enriched multimedia videos. You can then share them on our private and secure hosting service where you always retain the rights to your content.
Silver Level Sponsors
 
AG iRepair/AGParts
AG iRepair has revolutionized the way 500+ of the most innovative school districts throughout the nation are maintaining their mobile technology initiatives, by performing elite screen repairs and parts procurement through exclusive networks. In addition, AG iRepair works with AASP’s, Apple Specialists, insurance and warranty providers. AG iRepair accepts school PO’s and offers 1 – 3 day turnaround times on all repairs. AG iRepairs can help your school’s budget substantially compared to using any insurance or warranty services.
 
 
AGParts is the leading supplier of Chromebook Parts, supporting School 1:1 Programs in 41 states. Their 14+ years of Laptop and Tablet knowledge combined with an 80,000 square foot cutting edge facility, experienced staff and advanced IT systems ensures they provide you with superior service. AGParts accept school PO’s and ship High-quality-OEM parts for numerous laptop and tablet models. Their maintained stock allows most orders to be shipped the day they are received.
 
AirWatch
AirWatch is the leader in enterprise-grade mobility management and security solutions designed to simplify mobility. From deployment through support, our highly scalable solution provides an integrated, real-time view of an entire fleet of corporate, employee and student-owned Apple iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry and Symbian devices. As the largest MDM provider with over 900 employees, 300 focused on R&D, AirWatch offers the most comprehensive mobility management solution providing: mobile security, device management, application management including integration with the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP), secure content management, and advanced mobile integration. AirWatch is the education industry’s single source for mobility management.
 
CDW-G
CDW-G, the public sector subsidiary of CDW, is a leading provider of technology solutions to K-12 schools. Dedicated account managers help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s solution architects offer expertise designing customized solutions, while our advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include software, network communications, notebooks/mobile devices, data storage, video monitors, desktops and printers and solutions such as virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, data center optimization and cloud computing. For information call 800.808.4239 or visit CDWG.com.
 
Graphite by Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit whose Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum is used by more than 70,000 schools presents Graphite, a free platform for K-12 teachers that provides expert ratings and reviews to surface the best apps, games, and websites for classroom use. And now, with the release of Graphite's Common Core Explorer, educators can use the site's intuitive filtering system to select edtech products by standard. Additional resources on the site, like App Flows, webinars, and blog posts, provide the information teachers need for thoughtful and effective integration of technology into the curriculum. Join free today.
 
Hapara
Hapara makes tools for Google Apps using educators that turn ongoing formative assessment into a habit. Teacher Dashboard organizes the Google Apps environment by class, by application, and then by student. Educators see dashboards of activity in Drive, Gmail, Sites, Blogger, even Google Plus. Remote Support provides educators real-time views of student browser activity in Chrome on any machine.
 
Regardless of whether students use iPads, Android tablets, Desktop computers, laptops or even mobile phones to do their Google Apps work, Hapara tools give teachers the management capability and insight into student efforts they need to deliver a 21st century education.
 
Kaspersky
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and Enterprises. Named one of Fast Company Magazine’s Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World, Kaspersky Lab has over 2,500 employees, including more than 800 research and development specialists and operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide.For further information about the company: http://www.kaspersky.com/.
 
Mac to School
Mac to School sells refurbished Apple computers and equipment to the K12 market. Mac to School customers save an average of 40% on iPads, Macs and Apple accessories. All products are backed with comprehensive warranties and outstanding customer service. Mac to School purchases used Apple computers from schools offering the highest dollar paid for their old equipment. Mac to School’s mission is to deliver the best technology at the greatest value to schools nationwide.
 
NetOp
Netop is the world leader in classroom management software, enabling educators with powerful tools to support their blended and flipped learning initiatives. For more than 15 years, Netop has been helping teachers in over 75 countries make teaching with iPads, Android tablets, Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs easier and more effective. Headquartered in Denmark with offices worldwide, you can find out more about our products and services at www.netop.com.
 
Association Partners
 
ICE
ICE logoThe Illinois Computing Educators organization is an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The mission of Illinois Computing Educators is to lead the educational community in enhancing learning through technology. The annual ICE Conference is held at the end of February, but ongoing professional development events and presentations are offered throughout the year by the members of the nine ICE chapters located around the state. More information about the Illinois Computing Educators can be found at our web site: www.iceberg.org.
 
IL-CTO
Illinois Chief Technology Officers (IL CTO) is a not for profit organization dedicated to the efforts of assisting educational agencies' CTOs/CIOs in realizing their organization's vision and goals for the effective, secure, and rapid implementation of instructional technology and operational information technology. The Illinois CTO/CIO Council will provide for the development of individual leadership, monitor emerging trends, and facilitate collaboration and advocacy among its members. More information can be found here: www.ilcto.org.
 
MACUL
The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 1975 dedicated to bringing educators from all levels together to ignite learning through meaningful collaboration and innovation. Its 12,000+ members come from Michigan, neighboring midwest states and Canada. MACUL is an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Membership in MACUL is FREE! Find out more about MACUL at: www.macul.org.
 
Education Technology Council of Illinois
Founded in May 2013, the Education Technology Council of Illinois is the premier professional association for school technology leaders in Illinois. ETC-IL is committed to connecting members, supporting professional advancement, and promoting professionalism in school technology leadership. ETC-IL is a state chapter of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Its board of directors is elected by the membership.
 

 
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