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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Chromebooks in the Classroom: A Comparison

Thinking about Chromebooks for your classroom? Download this infographic to see how the Intel-powered Chromebook outmuscled the competition in a side-by-side test.

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Case Study: Place-based Learning at British Columbia SD42

For students at School District 42, located in the District of Pitt Meadows in British Columbia, Canada, the world is their classroom. The school's place-based learning approach puts students in the driver's seat with hands-on, project-based activities that take place in the real world. See how this forward-thinking school district is using HP notebooks to support learning through real-life experiences.

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Canvas and Sweetwater Union High School District - Nation’s Second-largest Union High School District Picks Canvas for its 1:1 iPad Initiative

Learn how Sweetwater Union High School District partnered with Canvas by Instructure LMS to make a 1:1 initiative work for them.


Southview Middle School Gets a Grip on Design with Dimension 3D Printing

Peter Grimm, an industrial technology teacher at Southview Middle School in Edina, Minn., has challenged his eighth-grade pre-engineering students to find a solution for this messy problem. And the uPrint™ 3D Printer is helping students find creative answers.


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Common Core and Online Testing: Implementing Wireless Infrastructure for Common Core Testing in Schools

Until recently, every state had its own set of academic standards, contributing to a disparity in the way students learn from state to state and in national testing expectations. In 2010, states began to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a set of rigorous, common standards for K-12 education that provide clarity and consistency around student learning expectations across the country. IT infrastructure within the schools have a significant impact on how these Common Core standards are taught and how the assessments are conducted.


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5 Steps to a Killer Wi-Fi Network

Wi-Fi Optimization is the practice of readying your network for BYOD-like environments so that IT can deliver users a predictable experience, regardless of how heavy the network load is. There are 5 components, and we've even created a handy infographic to help illustrate how you can optimize your Wi-Fi network


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Supporting EdTech Intitiatives is Easy as (Pizza) Pie

Sometimes navigating all the state and local EdTech initiatives and funding options feels like having to choose a pizza with hundreds of topping options. It can be overwhelming! But keep the pizza analogy going, and it can actually really simplify the EdTech landscape. We break down EdTech into 4 different pizzas, and explain the various components of each.


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How to Avoid Another #WiFail?

You know the feeling. Everyone's experienced it. When's the last time you had something you really needed to get done, but the Wi-Fi was so unusable it made it impossible? Chances are, probably not that long ago considering how much we all rely on Wi-Fi. So what, exactly, did you experience? We've coined a new term for it: a #WiFail.