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.


6 Best Practices For Rolling Out Your 1-to-1 Program

Making the transition to a fully digital environment is always a challenge. When a school survey at Crowley Independent School District found the number of students using smart devices leapt from 50 percent to 75 percent in just two years, district leaders knew it was time “to meet digital natives where they are.”


Accelerate Professional Learning

Download this informative white paper to explore how two districts help their educators create the collaborative, creative, and student-centered environment every student deserves. Two districts profiled here—one a pioneer in the use of 1-to-1 devices in the classroom and the other much newer to the pervasive use of educational technology—share their lessons for building a culture of change that’s both sustainable and scalable through regular professional learning sessions.


Focus on the Future with Tools for Today's Learner

Preparing students for their careers beyond their school years is the foundation of the educational mission. In a recent THE Journal webcast, Ron Cone, Executive Director of Information Technology for the Kennewick School District in Washington state explains how his district prepares students for beyond high school and college. Download this informative Digital Dialogue to learn how technology is helping foster innovative teaching and learning practices.


Modern Tools for a Modern Education

Students need a broad set of skills to be successful in today’s world. To better help them prepare, K-12 districts throughout the country are taking a blended approach to achieve personalized learning. Making that transition successfully starts with envisioning what learning should look like and how to create authentic learning experiences. Download this white paper to learn how two school districts, Cabarrus County Schools in North Carolina and Lake Travis Independent School District in Texas are currently making that transition.


7 Keys to Success for 1-1 Computing Program

Louis Zulli Jr., technology coordinator, IT instructor and network administrator for The Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT), has led a technological transformation beginning over two years ago that has resulted in a highly regarded magnet program—ranked as one of the top five STEM programs in the country by the University of Connecticut—that makes heavy use of current technologies like Dell tablets and computers running Microsoft Windows 10.


Guide to Purchasing EdTech the Right Way

Educators face complex challenges when trying to figure out what technology programs to choose and how to integrate them effectively into their schools and districts.


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.