Platinum Level Sponsors
Google in Education
At Google, we believe in the power of the web to help people discover, connect, and learn. Education lies at the very core of our company’s mission “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Leading-edge technologies will play a vital role in helping equip future generations with the skills they need to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow. That is why we support collaborative learning in communities around the world, and why we invest heavily in education programs initiatives and partnerships through our products and tools.
Our education initiatives focus on three key areas across all our products and platforms:
• Making learning magical
• Empowering innovative communities
• Building a foundation of technology and access
Hewlett-Packard and Intel
Through their unending commitment to educators, unrivaled breadth of industry-proven solutions and investments that advance institutional and academic success, HP and Intel are redefining the role, the reach, and the results of technology in education.
Gold Level Sponsors
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!
Espresso Elementary for Pre-K to grade 5 is an online teaching and learning site with a wide range of standards-driven resources that inspire children to learn. Taking a “real-world” approach to learning, it empowers students with familiar examples to reinforce a learning objective. Espresso is built around “learning modules”, a unique combination of full screen video clips, multimedia activities, games, photos, printable worksheets and interactive fact files all working together towards curriculum objectives. In addition our weekly “News Roundup” videos and USA Today articles make it easy for teachers to incorporate classroom-relevant informational text materials into the classroom.
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.
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.
Silver Level Sponsors
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.
Attainment Company recently released the GoNow Case, a durable and innovative case for the iPad and iPad Mini. Built for Education, not only does the case provide added protection for your iPad, and a handle for increased portability, it also enhances volume acoustically! The GoNow Case makes a great addition to any general or Special Education Classroom. In addition to the GoNow Case, Attainment Company also produces an affordable line of products, including augmentative communication devices, books, videos, software, and most recently apps for the iPad, that help students with disabilities succeed at school and in life.
FileWave deploys and manages software applications, updates and documents at the file level. This allows administrators to easily and quickly manage, modify or delete any file(s) within a deployment at any time. Our solutions work cross platform for Mac, Windows and iOS devices.
Phonak is the world’s leading manufacturer of hearing and wireless assistive listening technology. From Dynamic SoundField classroom amplification systems to personal FM transmitters and receivers for the hearing impaired, Phonak has life changing hearing solutions for adults and students alike.
The 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.
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.
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 5,000+ 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.
SET Connections is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is educational; to promote an overall understanding of technology and its benefits and then to assist in its utilization, to support the field of special education. Special education students bring individual needs to educators, who have unrealistic case loads, in a field short of funding, with an exhaustive obligation for paperwork and now a requirement to implement RTI. SET Connections is working to lead special education students and educators, to learn to use technologies in order to be more successful. For more information see www.SETConnections.org.