Digital Learning Day – February 28th, 2019

Celebrate Digital Learning Day 2019 with the Learning Technology Center and educators across Illinois!

Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively integrates technology in a way that enhances the student learning experience. The LTC is joining in the celebration by providing a variety of learning activities that promote and support digital learning.

Share out your celebrations and activities with everyone using the hashtag #DLDay

Digital Learning YouTube Playlist

The LTC Staff share their favorite tools to support digital learning in the classroom. This series of short videos will introduce you to websites, apps, online tools, and more that you can use to enhance classroom practice with technology.

This YouTube playlist will be published on Digital Learning Day. Visit our YouTube Channel today and subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out!

Digital Learning Day Toolkit Kit

The LTC Regional Educational Technology Coordinators have compiled resources such as blog posts, articles, videos, and more. This toolkit is full of tips and trick to help you take digital learning to the next level in your classroom.

Digital Learning Twitter Challenge

This is your opportunity to share out the innovative things your students are doing. Download the LTC Digital Learning Day Challenge Choice Board and participate in any of the challenge choices. Prizes will be awarded to randomly selected participants.

Be sure you Tweet using the hashtag #DLDay and tag the LTC (@ltcillinois). The more challenges you complete, the more chances you have at winning!

Coming Soon: Online Courses from the LTC!

The LTC is excited to announce the first online courses available to Illinois educators created by the LTC Regional Educational Technology Coordinators. These two-hour, self-paced courses will provide you with knowledge and skills to effectively implement a variety of technology tools in your classrooms immediately.

Click below to learn more about the classes that will be available soon. To stay up to date with future course offerings, visit the LTC website, follow on Twitter, and sign up for the monthly newsletter.

E-Rate 471 Workshop Jacksonville

Event Description

ERate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services, and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28 day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

Please remember to bring:

  • An internet ready device
  • Your EPiC login and password
  • A copy of this year’s 470
  • A copy of last year’s 471
  • Electronic copies/scans of any new contracts or signed/dated chosen bids
  • Bidding matrix (if you haven’t evaluated bids already)
  • If you are not ‘geeky’ and filing for Cat2 – a general understanding/description of the equipment you are asking for. We have to put it into categories and types, so please have a quick conversation with your local ‘geek’ or chosen provider before you come.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator for the LTC

Differentiate with Digital Tools

Event Description

Educational Technology is vast and endless but how can teachers effectively use technology to differentiate students learning. Learn strategies and technology resources that will help you differentiate and increase student engagement in your classroom.

Presenter

Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC

Get Going With Google

Event Description

Are you new to G Suite for Education? This workshop will dive into the ins-and-outs of this amazing platform and help get you on the road to success. From Google Drive to Docs to Slides, we will explore how you can get the most out of your G Suite experience!

Presenter

Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the LTC