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Back to School on a Budget

Are your kids ready for remote learning, but your house is not? Check out these creative workspace solutions for the at-home, remote learners in your life.

Colleen Kaplan
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Earn PD Hours through the LTC for Google’s Distance Learning Course

Google’s Distance Learning for Educators Course is a free online learning course that is available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. The Learning Technology Center of Illinois is happy to provide Illinois educators with 2.75 hours of Professional Development Credit for license renewal for completing this course. Here’s how…

Matt Jacobson
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Podcast: Adapting E-Learning to Remote Learning

Learn how two school districts, one suburban and one rural, are adjusting their existing e-learning plans to a longer-term remote learning situation. In this episode, we discuss the surprising commonalities in their approaches to adapting their existing e-learning plans to our current reality of longer-term remote learning. 

Matt Jacobson
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New Online Courses Available

Our online courses have become extremely popular for educators interested in learning professional development credits from home. We are expanding our course catalog to include new interactive self-paced video-based lessons that you can complete on your own schedule. New courses will help educators use Google Hangouts and Apple’s Pages and Keynote applications to support student learning.

Matt Jacobson
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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
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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 set standards of both practice and expectations around student privacy such that all parties involved have a common understanding of expectations.

Tim McIlvain
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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 to define instructional days locally based on what will improve student outcomes.

Tim McIlvain
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Learn How to Use Google Classroom!

Learn how to use Google Classroom with this great video playlist!

Ben Sondgeroth
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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
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Digital Citizenship Week Recap

Bring digital citizenship to your classroom with these resources!

Ben Sondgeroth
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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
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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
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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 we are visible and active online.

Nicole Zumpano
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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
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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