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.


New Rules and Opportunities For K-12 Technology

2016 brought many big changes to government that may impact the way that K-12 schools fund their purchases of technology and related classroom spend. Download this helpful guide to better understand the recent changes to Federal Government funding and how this may impact your district.


Keep Your School District Safe from Hackers and Ransomware

With the costs associated with a cyber attack rising and the vast number of children victimized by identity theft each year, it’s imperative to develop a cybersecurity strategy for your school or district. See why cybersecurity is a growing issue amongst education leaders and how Cisco can help protect your school before, during and after a security breach.


The Rise of the Secure Internet Gateway

The IT landscape has evolved. Critical infrastructure, applications, and data are moving to the cloud, leveraging either public or private cloud infrastructure. Salesforce.com, Box, G Suite, Office 365, and other software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, whether sanctioned by IT or not, are commonplace in companies of all sizes and industries — even the most highly regulated ones. Not only does this raise questions about how to protect where sensitive data is going and how it’s being used, but it also changes how employees get their work done.


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Cisco Easy Pay

Avoid technology obsolescence with flexible migration options and gain access to a widevariety of Cisco solutions across architectures using Cisco Easy Pay.


Cisco Advanced Malware Protection for Endpoints

Hackers are creating advanced malware that can evade even the best prevention tools, like antivirus and intrusion prevention systems. These tools will never be 100 percent effective at preventing all threats. Furthermore, they provide no visibility into threats that evade initial detection. This leaves IT security teams blind to the scope of a potential compromise and unable to quickly detect and remediate malware before it causes damage.


Ransomware Defense for Dummies

Ransomware Defense For Dummies consists of five short chapters that explore how ransomware operates and its defining characteristics, security best practices to reduce ransomware risks, a “new best-of-breed” security architecture, the Cisco Ransomware Defense solution, and important ransomware defense takeaways.


Study Shows Significant Gain in Students’ Vocabulary, Reading

For educators struggling to find effective, timesaving tools that help students build and retain vocabulary, a new study shows significant increases in vocabulary and reading comprehension among students using VocabularySpellingCity.com. The research found that practicing with the game-based literacy program for just 10 minutes a day boosted vocabulary retention scores by 43% and reading comprehension by 21.5%. English Learners had a particularly dramatic increase in reading comprehension: 46.5%. “The way the vocabulary is presented makes the difference,” said a teacher who participated in the study.