THE Journal White Papers

Free K-12-technology-in-the-classroom white papers and case studies from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.


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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

02/13/14

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

02/10/14

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

01/29/14

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.


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5 Steps to a Killer Wi-Fi Network

01/29/14

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

01/29/14

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?

01/27/14

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.


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The ABCs of 802.11ac

01/27/14

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

01/27/14

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