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Navigating Copyright and Fair Use as an Educator

Copyright, fair use, public domain – these are all terms that may sound familiar to you as an educator. But do you fully understand their impact on how you share physical and digital resources with your students and colleagues? Our guide to navigating copyright in the education sphere can bring you up to speed on this important legal topic.

Sam Fishel
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Charting a New Frontier in Literacy at #DigLitCon

Digital literacy has been on the tip of the tongue for many educators recently. This summer’s Digital Literacy Conference will help further that discourse and help educators chart a course for teaching digital literacy in their own classroom. Learn more about what #DigLitCon has to offer every educator, including a sneak preview of two popular sessions.

Sam Fishel
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3 Keys to Remember While Finalizing your E-Rate Application

The 21-22 E-Rate Form 471 filing deadline is just around the corner on March 25, 2021. Don’t miss these important E-Rate program updates as you put the final touches on your institution’s submission.

Sam Fishel
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ISPA Resource Update – February 2021

All February, the LTC team has been hard at work creating new resources to support district-level compliance with SOPPA. Collected here are all of the latest resources provided to ISPA members over the course of the month.

Sam Fishel
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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 practices.

Tim McIlvain

3 Tech Tips to Kick Off 2019!

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

Ben Sondgeroth

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

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

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

Learn How to Use Google Classroom!

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

Ben Sondgeroth

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

Digital Citizenship Week Recap

Bring digital citizenship to your classroom with these resources!

Ben Sondgeroth

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

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

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

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

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