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Welcome to the Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC 2017) guide!
  • Wed., Nov. 15 Pre-Conference Workshops:  Eight pre-conference, full-day and half-day workshops are offered. Registration closed Nov. 8.  Pre-registration was required. On-site registration is unavailable.
  • Thurs., Nov. 16 & Fri., Nov. 17 General Conference:  More than 150+ 1-hour and 2-hour General Conference sessions, an exhibit hall, poster sessions, and luncheon keynote presentations are scheduled.  All general conference sessions are first come, first served seating.  (Online registration closed Nov. 8 but on-site registration will be available for the Thursday and Friday General Conference days.)

Use this resource to plan your days at the conference.  View session titles, descriptions, targeted audiences, strands, locations and times.  Note: Adding sessions to your Sched account will not register you for the conference, nor will it reserve a spot in the session. Please review registration details on the IETC 2017 conference website:  http://www.il-edtech.org
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Friday, November 17 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
You get what you pay for? Open Source/Freeware Options

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The purpose of this session is to familiarize users with open source and freeware alternatives to commonly used commercial software. Attendees will learn how to find, download, install and evaluate software from the web. In today’s economy, schools are being budget conscious in all areas of the curriculum. By using readily available freeware and open source software, schools can realize budget savings without losing the use of essential instructional tools. One of the premises this session is based on is that we are teaching a process, not a product.

Presenters
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Luke Allen

Teacher (retired), Snowbird, ICE (Illinois Computing Educators)
Luke is a retired teacher who spent over 33 years working with grade 6-8 students . For 13 years he was Computer Applications Instructor. Retired since 2004, he has stayed active in Educational Technology as a member of ICE, (Illinois Computing Educators), and had served on the p... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 11:20am - 12:10pm
Plaza E Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703

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