White Papers

Welcome to our free K-12-technology-in-the-classroom white paper and case study library from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.If you have any questions or comments about our webcasts please contact Mallory Bundy via email.


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Optimizing Your Wireless Network

Designing wireless networks for coverage is no longer enough. They must be built for capacity and performance, which makes Wi-Fi optimization best practices crucial.

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Driven by the rapid evolution of mobile devices, the move to cloud-based applications and data, and the continued development of new wireless technologies, Wi-Fi has become the network of choice for connectivity. Most new devices no longer have wired connectivity—for them Wi-Fi is the only option. IT managers now count Wi-Fi as an essential business facility.


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802.11ac Whitepaper

802.11ac is a new very high throughput Wi-Fi standard (final approval in 2014). It delivers data rates in excess of 1Gbps in its first phase of products with future iterations planned to take performance to nearly 7Gbps. 802.11ac maintains backward compatibility with existing 802.11 equipment to simplify network migration to the new technology.

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IDC Case Study: Grand Island Public Schools Implements Identity Solution to Centralize Management and Increase Security for Macs

A large K-12 school district overcame the challenge of integrating Macs and maintaining security for students and faculty by implementing an Active Directory-based solution enabling centralized policy, password and access management.

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In this case study, you will learn how Grand Island Public Schools deployed an Active Directory-based solution to:

  • Improve organizational efficiency and security
  • Centralize management capabilities and enhance security for the school system
  • Unify its numerous, distributed Open Directory domains and standardize on a single Active Directory domain.


Kid Tested and School Approved

Can you trust a 10-year old with a sophisticated laptop - or a 16-year old for that matter? How can you protect your computer equipment from dings and other damage liable to happen in a K-12 school environment, where students are still learning responsibility? One key is to invest in PCs and mobile devices designed specifically for maximum durability.

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A Guide to Common Core Implementation

The Common Core State Standards initiative aims to improve student readiness for college and careers through establishing new curriculum standards in language arts and mathematics. The initiative was launched in 2009, sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The majority of states have signed on to adopt Common Core State Standards, with implementation times phased through 2016. As the ACT, SAT and GED exams are aligning to Common Core curricula, even schools that are not adopting these standards may find the need to adjust their educational content in order to give students the best chance of success on college entrance exams.

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Common Core and More – 10 Steps to a Successful Digital Readiness Assessment

If you're in a district that will soon be implementing Common Core Digital Assessments, or other state testing standards, there is no such thing as being over-prepared! While digital assessments offer exciting possibilities such as immediate score reporting, increased security or testing materials, and decreased administrative demands, they also require a lot of preparation. Here is a handy checklist of things to remember as you get ready.

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Cypress Woods High School – Project HUNCH

Project HUNCH (High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware) gives students the opportunity to design and build products for potential use in space missions. As part of this project, NASA asked the students of Cypress Woods High School to design and build a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that carries a camera and can maneuver around the zero-gravity environment of the International Space Station (ISS) under the direction of ground control. Learn how the students used 3D printing to quickly and inexpensively build functional prototypes to test and improve the functionality of their design.

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Too Many Devices + The Wrong Software = Compromised Math and Science Learning

The integrity of content is often compromised when students share work created on their devices with teachers and classmates that are using different mobile or desktop devices. Calculation errors, graphical misrepresentations, the loss of valuable data and analysis, and other functionality can reveal themselves only when files are opened on different platforms. Access this 2-page brief to learn more about how your school or district can avoid the perils of content decay.

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