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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Predicting the Outcome: Business Analytics for Education

Data has become the lifeblood of education. Governments predicate their school funding on it; districts demonstrate the effectiveness of their practices with it; schools prove the merits of their instructional approaches by it; instructors redirect their lesson plans because of it. This white paper reveals how you can use business analytics to make sense of all your data to drive decision making andimprove student performance and student retention.

File Type: .pdf  File Size: 1,691 KB  Duration: 7 Pages

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The 3D in Education White Paper

This whitepaper will uncover the results of the research of Professor Dr. Anne Bamford, the Director of the International Research Agency, regarding the use of 3D animations on students learning performance, especially in testing.

File Type: .pdf  File Size: 578 KB  Duration: 7 Pages

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Desktop Virtualization in K-12 Schools: The Time Has Come

This paper explores the potential advantages of using desktop virtualization for PCs rather than taking the traditional approach where every computer has its own operating system, resident applications, memory, processing power, and storage.

The methodology for this document is based on in-depth customer interviews and existing IDC desktop virtualization research. IDC Government Insights talked with IT managers in four school districts that have made a commitment to desktop virtualization using VMware. We asked them what worked, what proved to be a challenge, what they might do differently, and what specific benefits they've experienced. All interviewees said that they achieved significant productivity gains, reductions in costs, and improved services for end users. All are in the midst of expanding their initial commitment to desktop virtualization.

File Type: .pdf  File Size: 271 KB  Duration: 14 Pages

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HP Networking technologies help Gilbert Public Schools connect to millions in savings

Expanding and upgrading your school district’s outdated LAN network is vital in meeting the multimedia needs of your students and faculty while preventing network outages, spotty coverage, and security concerns. Learn how Gilbert Public Schools found a broadband network solution that saved them $2 million over other proposals.

Districts can utilize multicast technology to provide administrative updates to teachers and students throughout the network, administrators can process student records faster and easier, teachers can immediately access videos, interactive graphics and audio streaming for lesson planning, and students can easily view multimedia course material online, and video-conference with educators and students from around the globe.

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Apple in K-12 Education: Challenges, Benefits, and Solutions

In this white paper, GroupLogic, the leading provider of solutions for the cross-platform enterprise, will explore the challenges faced by K-12 institutions today, as well as some of the inherent benefits of those same issues.

To prepare students for competition in today’s economy, many schools are turning to technology. However, technology moves fast, and K-12 institutions are struggling to adapt to a seamless cross-platform environment. Dealing with PCs and Macs on Windows or Mac servers, or sometimes both, means that IT has to carefully navigate the varying idiosyncrasies that come with cross-platform IT infrastructures. Now, with schools trading textbooks for mobile devices, enterprise-level solutions must be put in place to meet the changing needs of these institutions. In this whitepaper, GroupLogic explores challenges faced by K-12 institutions today, and inherent benefits of those same issues.

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Strategy Guide to Converged Infrastructure in K12 Education

The pressure to achieve in K-12 education has never been greater. Students are expected to learn more, teachers and administrators are expected to do more, and all of this has to be measured more, even while budgets are cut. This strategy guide explains how you can upgrade technology, standardize equipment and improve IT practices in your school district...

...all of which can reduce IT costs, cut network downtime, increase productivity, improve learning and enable more efficient and effective data collection and reporting.

This whitepaper is a rich media document, and includes IDC Analyst research, multimedia content, risk assessment tool, solutions brief, valuable reference articles and up to 3 detailed customer case studies, all embedded within the single dossier.

File Type: .pdf  File Size: 498 KB  Duration: 7 Pages

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How K-12 schools and school districts can reduce costs through HP Converged Infrastructure and Branch Consolidation

Maintaining productive and smoothly running business operations is essential for today’s campuses. They need reliable IT systems—servers, storage, networked PCs, and printers—that will not only support their internal operations, but also can quickly adapt to changing business conditions.

Download this IDC whitepaper to see how well-targeted technology upgrades, coupled with standardized IT practices, can deliver substantial business value and reduce total annual IT costs in branches by over 30 percent. Take a look at how branch offices across the globe are leveraging the faster performance, enhanced management, improved energy efficiency of HP’s ProLiant servers to better support their business and drive efficiency across their organizations.

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K-12 schools can do more with less: HP Branch Consolidation based on Converged Infrastructure

A growing number of today’s organizations are looking to streamline technology operations—removing outdated, non-standard equipment and legacy infrastructures that are slow and unreliable—in their branch offices as a way to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and better serve their customers.

But where do you begin? What do you need to know in order to move forward successfully and avoid unnecessary complications and unbudgeted costs?

You need a game plan — a practical blueprint for upgrading technology, standardizing equipment and improving IT practices throughout your organization. Download this strategy guide to see how you can leverage HP’s Converged Infrastructure to reduce IT costs, cut network downtime, and create a more efficient, productive environment that better serves your customers’ needs.

This whitepaper is a rich media document, and includes IDC Analyst research, multimedia content, risk assessment tool, solutions brief, valuable reference articles and up to 3 detailed customer case studies, all embedded within the single dossier.

File Type: .pdf  File Size: 937 KB  Duration: 7 Pages

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