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Business Partners

Each year, Illinois Digital  Educators Alliance is proud to recognize and thank the many corporations that join IDEA as Business Partners. Their support helps to insure the success of our annual conference and the many other professional development initiatives and chapter events that we host during the year. Here is a list of the 2019 Business Partners. Descriptions of the products and services of each partner are included here, and you can click on the corporate logos to go directly to their web sites.

PLATINUM PARTNERS

CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 9,800 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2019, the company generated Net sales over $17 billion. For more information about CDW, please visit www.CDW.com.

E2 Services, Inc. is an Accredited Advisor, Provider and Trusted Partner for: Certified Managed IT Services, Security Solutions, Risk Assessments, Cloud Solutions, Wireless Solutions, Network Infrastructure and Virtualization. E2’s certified, highly-skilled team delivers solutions that are secure, reliable and affordable for Education, Financial, Healthcare and Enterprise Organizations. For more information, visit www.e2services.net.

Facilitron is a data-driven facilities management platform and marketplace that streamlines facility scheduling and the rental request process of school and public spaces while enabling insight into real-time cost and utilization data.

Through an all-inclusive partnership, Facilitron provides its cloud-based software, setup and support with no direct costs to schools and public facility owners allowing public spaces to be easily managed, listed, discovered and booked through the platform. For more information, visit www.facilitron.com.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, schools, governments, businesses and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning IT infrastructure, software and services, HPE delivers solutions for customers' most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HPE is available at www.hpe.com.

Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In education, it’s to empower every student. We believe limitless potential is within every student, every educator, every school. Together we can unlock this potential by providing technology that empowers educators and inspires students. Learn more at microsoft.com/education.

gold pARTNERS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is committed to helping improve student outcomes in every classroom. With the AWS Cloud, schools and districts can access industry-shaping technology at an affordable cost, regardless of scale. From bring-your-own-device to virtual desktops, AWS offers the compatible tools to help every student get the attention he or she needs to thrive in the classroom. For more information, visit aws.amazon.com/education/K12-primary-ed.

Class Intercom is a social media management software solution for schools, administrators and educators to securely manage social media. Administration, communications, staff, and even students can securely create and schedule social media posts in a secure approval portal allowing schools and districts to connect with their communities. For more information, visit https://classintercom.com.

Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services. For more information visit https://business.comcast.com/enterprise.

EdTechTeam, a California Benefit Corporation, is a global network of educational technologists dedicated to inspiring and empowering other educators. With 34 employees and over 250 contractors around the globe (most current or former educators), EdTechTeam has subsidiaries in Canada, Australia, Mexico, and the UK. The team operates in 48 US states, 9 Canadian provinces (and territories), 8 Australian states (and territories), 28 other countries, and on all 7 continents. EdTechTeam produced professional development experiences in 10 languages for over 88,000 educators in 2016. For more information, visit edtechteam.com.

ICN (Illinois Century Network) is a high performance network built to meet the Internet and Intranet needs of the educational, research, governmental and healthcare organizations serving the citizens of Illinois State wide. The ICN maintains 15 Points of Presence and 9 Regional Technology Center offices around the state allowing our Community Anchor Institutions to connect and receive service locally. In addition the ICN network serves as an Illinois local area network enabling interconnectivity, resource sharing, and access to instate content and cloud resources. For more information, visit www.illinois.gov/icn.

Designed and built by teachers and school administrators, Otus empowers teachers in the classroom, informs school leaders, keeps students engaged and organized, and helps parents stay better connected. Otus features three primary components: a Classroom and Learning Management System, an Assessment Platform, and a Data Management system. For more information, visit www.otus.com.

Technology Resource Advisors specializes in assisting districts with planning, beginning, and maintaining their 1:1 initiatives with Chromebooks and Windows Devices. Most districts seek TRA for their ChromeCare warranty. The ChromeCare warranty is a full accidental warranty offering for Chromebooks/Windows Devices. It covers drops, breaks, spills, manufacturer defects and hardware failures. For more information, visit trachromecare.com.

Troxell is the nation's leading end-to-end solution provider for education technology and collaborative solutions in K-12 and higher education. You’ll find Troxell education technology solutions in most every area of a learning environment—from classrooms, auditoriums, and computer labs to sports stadiums and TV studios. At the end of the day, we proudly offer technology that empowers students and accelerates learning and provide on-site expertise for every area of a school. For more information, visit www.troxellsolutions.com.

silver partners

ByteSpeed has been a leading IT solutions resource since 1999. We provide customized computer hardware, enterprise networking solutions, and professional IT services nationwide. For more information, visit www.bytespeed.com.

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. For more information, visit epson.com/usa.

Fortinet provides top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you security, performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration. For more information, visit www.fortinet.com.

Read Naturally’s innovative, research-proven reading programs provide quality interventions for struggling readers. The flagship program has been improving reading fluency and comprehension skills in students worldwide for over 25 years. Read Naturally also provides programs for phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and more. Many programs are available for iPads. For more information, visit www.ReadNaturally.com.

Rival5 Technologies Corporation (Rival5) is a Mokena, Illinois based corporation that specializes in Managed Cloud Communications solutions. Since founding in 2011, we assist schools in changing the way they communicate. Our turnkey approach relieves the stress that comes with managing complex telecommunication solutions -- allowing schools to focus on what they do best! For more information, visit www.rival5.com.

SymbalooEDU is the visual resource management tool that helps educators and students organize and share the best of the web. Users save their resources in the cloud and access them from anywhere with any device. But it doesn’t stop there! With features like embedded content, group tiles and sequenced tiles, educators around the world are creating lesson plans, research assignments and personalize learning in many different ways. SymbalooEDU is used in schools to support:1:1 Classroom - Blended Learning - Flipped Classroom - BYOD. For more information, visit www.symbaloo.com.

MiEN believe's furniture should support active learning and the evolving role of the educator. Whether it's for a single classroom or an entire school, MiEN fills spaces with furniture designed to adapt to evolving learning environments. Our product design philosophy is built around the new generation of students and faculty, and the technology-driven, collaborative learning environments that they require to be successful. Our designs incorporate the need for flexibility and mobility and are equipped to support the ever-changing needs of technology. For more information, visit www.miencompany.com.


bronze partners

Camcor, Inc. offers expert guidance and knowledge to help customers select the most effective technology solutions and innovations for their school, office, or home environment. Since 1949, Camcor’s experienced team has prioritized customer service above all else and goes out of their way to make sure they’re satisfied with their purchase. For more information, visit www.camcor.com.

Clever is the single platform for all digital learning programs. Clever gives students and teachers secure single sign on for all resources in a personalized portal, and automatic setup and updates keep it all in sync. With Clever Goals, educators set individual goals for each student, follow progress, and celebrate successes in application usage. Partnering with leading educational applications, Clever powers learning in more than half of K-12 schools in the U.S. Get started at clever.com.

Hapara's instructional management suite enables educators using G Suite for Education to create visible, differentiated and focused learning experiences. Hapara tools help teachers see the most recent student efforts across all G Suite applications, support collaborative assignments and projects, encourage real time engagement, and highlight student browsing activity. With Hapara, educators can be present with learners working in the cloud. For more information, visit www.hapara.com.

Founded in 1989, SHI is a $10 billion global provider of information technology products and services to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector and Academic customers of all sizes. From software and hardware procurement to IT asset management and cloud computing, SHI delivers custom IT solutions for every aspect of your environment. We are passionate about delivering exceptional value and experience as we help customers select, deploy and manage technology. For more information, visit www.shi.com.


Sphero Edu is a STEAM-based toolset that weaves hardware, software, and community engagement to promote 21st century skills. While these skills are absolutely crucial, our edu program goes beyond code by nurturing students' creativity and ingenuity like no other education program can. For more information, visit www.sphero.com/education.

WeVideo is the complete, feature-packed digital creation platform for today's learners built with classroom, school and district-wide use in mind. Video creation encourages students to collaborate, share their discoveries and demonstrate their learning as they develop communication, critical thinking and creativity skills. Educators love WeVideo for Schools because it empowers students to easily capture, create, view and share their ideas through video. Find out more at www.wevideo.com/education.

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