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.


How Color Affects Learning

Anybody who thinks printers are out of date in a world of one-to-one and tablet carts hasn’t been to DonorsChoose lately. The donation site for classroom technology and other resources currently includes 1,150 projects that seek funding specifically for printers. Teachers’ comments support the need for printers so that students are able to print individual and group projects, add color to their work and handle “all types of creative and educational” activities. Download this informative GameChanger to learn how color affects learning, how schools are using printers to provide an immersive approach to learning, and how to protect your printers from vulnerability.


The 5 Surprising Ways Server Technology is Advancing Software Defined Storage

For those struggling to convince their leadership to adopt softwaredefined storage (SDS), this eBook from Dell EMC can help you make the case. We’ve gathered 5 ways server technology is advancing software-defined storage adoption, making it easier for businesses to implement SDS in the modern data center.


End-to-End Server Security: The IT Leader's Guide

This best practices paper offers business leaders a framework to assess whether their vendors are “Security Leaders” or “Security Laggards.” End-to-end security is one of the essential building blocks of a successful IT Transformation and we discuss how PowerEdge servers are uniquely designed to support this. Further, we provide key questions every CIO, CISO, and IT leader should pose to their server vendor. These questions ought to inform your decision when choosing a server vendor, particularly if security is a top concern.


IDC: 4 Real Business Benefits of Server Refreshes

Shorter server refresh cycles translate to better business outcomes—period. Refreshing servers every 3 years instead of every 4-6 can avoid a 10x increase in operating costs. And that’s just the start.


Reasons Shorter Server Refresh Cycles are Better for Business

Analyst firm IDC reports that organizations can increase agility, improve efficiency and reduce operational costs by refreshing their servers every three years. Download this informative asset to learn how shorter refresh cycles can help your business.


Technology and the Classroom - The Users' Perspective

In a recent study, 81% of K-12 professionals responded that classroom technology like interactive displays have increased collaboration among students. These devices enhance the classroom experience in new ways by encouraging real-time cooperation, allowing students to focus on lessons instead of note-taking, and offering remote field trips via videoconferencing.


Understanding the Role of Stolen Credentials in Data Breaches

Security practitioners and threat actors are constantly developing new techniques to gain advantages over the other. In recent years, security teams have stepped up their approaches to protecting their infrastructure by fortifying their network perimeter defenses, building up protections against advanced malware, upgrading vulnerable operating systems, automating the delivery of patches to stop exploits, and developing counter-measures to spot intruders. The threat actors looking to circumvent these measures are shifting their attention toward the next weakest link in the security chain – the user.


Display Size Matters: Selecting the Right Display Size for Classrooms

Imaging technology has dramatically affected the experience of K-12 teaching and classroom dynamics. From a time when the primary ways to relay information were verbal, via a blackboard or overhead projector, to the current array of computers, tablets, flat screens and projectors – deciding what to select can be complicated. Today there is a lot of focus on flat panels and projectors. However the big dilemma isn’t which technology to select, but how to support the right visual environments that help teachers teach and students learn. Whether the pedagogical style is sage on a stage, guide by the side, flipped classrooms, display-based or constructivist, getting everyone on the same page and keeping focus are key components in supporting student comprehension.