2021 Summer IT Summit and Showcase

Splash into summer with several half-days of networking and professional learning for IT staff! Join technology leaders, support staff, and colleagues in June for the LTC’s IT Summer Summit and Showcase. Session and workshop topics have been carefully to meet the needs of today’s education IT staff – including Google, Microsoft, cybersecurity, imaging, inventory, patching, backup, recovery, open-source solutions, firewalls, content filters, eSports, and more.

This is your opportunity to explore new tools and strategies needed to support and improve your district’s technology infrastructure. Best of all, you can get an early start on summer technology projects by networking with others who may be undertaking similar projects in their districts.

Be Connected: Wireshark

Have you used Wireshark before? Are you considering utilizing this open-source packet analyzing software in your school or district’s network?

Whether you’re a Wireshark newcomer or veteran, don’t miss this chance to learn more about this useful piece of software on this week’s “Be Connected.” Participants will have a chance to discuss their own Wireshark setup, their experiences with the product, the benefits of using Wireshark in different settings, and more. Afterwards, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of why this has become one of the most popular and widely-used IT management tools today!

Be Connected is a weekly webinar series from the LTC focused on facilitating open discussions about pertinent topics within Illinois’ edtech community. Hosted by the LTC’s Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm, each session will focus on a specific topic and provide space for participants to ask and answer questions in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Each week will feature a different core topic and a fresh opportunity to connect with your peers. So, be sure to check the LTC events calendar routinely so that you can join in the discussion and Be Connected!

Be Connected: Virtualization

Virtualization has all kinds of use cases today. But might virtualization have a place within your school or district’s network? Tune into this week’s edition of “Be Connected” to learn about virtualization’s benefits, as well as a variety of best practices for implementing virtualization on educational devices.

Be Connected is a weekly webinar series from the LTC focused on facilitating open discussions about pertinent topics within Illinois’ edtech community. Hosted by the LTC’s Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm, each session will focus on a specific topic and provide space for participants to ask and answer questions in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Each week will feature a different core topic and a fresh opportunity to connect with your peers. So, be sure to check the LTC events calendar routinely so that you can join in the discussion and Be Connected!

BeConnected: Tech Ticket Software

Whether you use a full ticketing system with inventory and tracking capabilities or something as simple as a Google Form, you’ll want the right product to handle your support interactions and documentation efficiently. The LTC is back with another Be Connected session to chat about your tech ticket products, best practices for upgrading, and your questions about efficient, reliable support ticket management.

Be Connected is a new, weekly webinar series from the LTC focused on facilitating open discussions about pertinent topics within Illinois’ edtech community. Hosted by the LTC’s Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm, each session will focus on a specific topic and provide space for participants to ask and answer questions in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Each week will feature a different core topic and a fresh opportunity to connect with your peers. So, be sure to check the LTC events calendar routinely so that you can join in the discussion and Be Connected!

Be Connected: Access Points and Controllers

Be Connected: Access Points and Controllers – What are the pros and cons of different makes and models of APs and Controllers, Cloud-based vs. On-Premise Controllers, and placement of APs in your environment are a few topics for this discussion.

Be Connected is a new, bimonthly webinar series from the LTC focused on facilitating open discussions about pertinent topics within Illinois’ edtech community. Hosted by the LTC’s Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm, each session will focus on a specific topic and open the floor for participants to ask and answer questions in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Each month will feature two sessions, each with a different core topic and a fresh opportunity to connect with your peers. So, be sure to check the LTC events calendar routinely so that you can join in the discussion and Be Connected!

Be Connected: The Hot Discussion on Firewalls

Be Connected: The Hot Discussion on Firewalls – Why to use a firewall, what is a firewall, and what are the pros and cons of different makes and models of firewalls are a few topics for this discussion.
Be Connected is a new, bimonthly webinar series from the LTC focused on facilitating open discussions about pertinent topics within Illinois’ edtech community. Hosted by the LTC’s Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm, each session will focus on a specific topic and open the floor for participants to ask and answer questions in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Each month will feature two sessions, each with a different core topic and a fresh opportunity to connect with your peers. So, be sure to check the LTC events calendar routinely so that you can join in the discussion and Be Connected!

Q&A for Technology Staff and Leaders

Event Description

Q&A with Technology Staff and Leaders – Ask questions and share experiences with colleagues from around the State. Topics may include remote learning support, upcoming 2020-21 technology purchase planning, video conferencing, and anything that is important to you at this moment.

Moderator

Chris Wherley
Network and Technology Services Coordinator
Learning Technology Center of Illinois

 

 

Q&A for Technology Staff and Leaders

Event Description

Q&A with Technology Staff and Leaders – Ask questions and share experiences with colleagues from around the State. Topics may include remote learning support, upcoming 2020-21 technology purchase planning, video conferencing, and anything that is important to you at this moment.

Moderator

Chris Wherley
Network and Technology Services Coordinator
Learning Technology Center of Illinois

 

 

3 Tech Tips to Kick Off 2019!

Every month our staff will be publishing a post sharing some of their favorite tech tips! For January we focus on leveraging bookmarking in Google Chrome, creating online lessons, and protecting your privacy while searching.

#1 Save Space on Your Chromebook Bookmarks Bar!

Are you frustrated at the lack of space available on the Bookmarks Bar? To solve this simply delete the name of the bookmark when you are adding it to your Bookmarks Bar. In doing this, you will only see the “Favicon,” or logo, of the website.

#2 Turn Any Website into an Interactive Online Lesson

The InsertLearning Chrome Extension is a great way to teach current events or anything on the web. This extension provides you with a toolbar enabling you to make notations,  insert questions or even add discussions right within a web-based resource. There are even templates to help you get started.

#3 Try Using DuckDuckGo as a Search Engine to Protect Online Privacy

Use the search engine DuckDuckGo to take back your privacy. DuckDuckGo has a business model where they don’t need to track your searches, store or share your personal information to make money. Everything you search for using DuckDuckGo is private.

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