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.


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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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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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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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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Writing Wrongs: Boosting Literacy by Maximizing Content Fidelity

We expect that when a student creates a document—and a teacher, peer or parent reviews or edits the document—content with all feedback and markings will appear consistently from teacher to student, no matter what device each one uses. But nothing could be further from the truth. Integrity of documents—or content fidelity—is one of the most significant, yet seldom talked about, challenges for educators to manage. Access this document to learn more about content decay and what schools can do to minimize it.

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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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Don’t Let BYOD Stand for “Bring Your Own Disaster”

BYOD’s core appeal: enabling schools to have personalized, one-to-one learning programs with greater student engagement and accountability, but without buying the student hardware, maintaining, or repairing it. However, administrators must first decide what they want—or need—to accomplish with these “free” devices. That will help drive what devices will work best in their programs. Access this document to learn more about key considerations for planning and implementing a BYOD Framework.

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K-12 School Communications Report Card

Access this 2013 study that provides a valuable snapshot of the current state of communications in school districts across the country. You’ll discover what school, district and education professionals have identified as the top priorities for today’s school communication systems, along with their perceptions of where their current systems succeed and fall short, plus so much more.

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