Whitepapers

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 white papers please contact Mallory Bundy via email.


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The ABCs of 802.11ac

Anytime a new Wi-Fi standard comes out, it brings with it a host of new buzz words, acronyms and jargon. And that's certainly true of 802.11ac, which has been billed as "gigabit Wi-Fi." But how can you learn your 11ac from a, b, g and n? Well, we've tried to make it as simple as learning your ABCs.


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802.11ac Demystified Poster

Technical poster that provides an overview of 802.11ac, the data rates, channel bonding, MIMO digital signal processing, and more!


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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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.