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.


The IT Landscape in K-12

From an inside look as five school technology leaders answer our in-depth questions to major trends dominating education technology, download the informative IT leader's guide to education technology from the editors of THE Journal.


How to Start a Makerspace

With the ever-growing popularity of the maker movement, public, school and academic libraries have become places where innovation is fostered and hands-on learning comes to life. Makerspaces range from high-tech to low-tech to everything in between.


Smarter Networks for Smarter Students

Digital learning boosts student achievement and is vital to the modernization of school curriculums and long-term success of educators. For schools, E-rate eligible networking solutions mean an opportunity to deliver enterprise-grade capabilities, reliability and security needed to promote digital learning in K-12 schools and libraries. Read this overview to gain an understanding of how you can take advantage of E-Rate to build an infrastructure that is cost-effective yet scalable to your schools growing demands.


Learning in a Mobile-First Digital Environment

Classrooms are changing. Learning environments are now preparing students for their future work environments. Classrooms are shifting away from rows of desks, to an environment that promotes collaboration between students, teachers and learning devices. It’s what we call the Optimized Digital Classroom. To implement digital learning, a school must build the right infrastructure. As a result, IT professionals in education need to plan for the future and build a next-generation infrastructure that supports this digital learning environment and emerging technologies. In this solution overview, learn about the critical elements to help you build the optimized Digital Classroom for mobile first learning, and beyond.


Case Study: Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District

As the third largest district in Texas, and 22nd-largest nationally, Cypress-Fairbanks required a Wi-Fi system capable of securely supporting a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) environment and scaling to a half-million simultaneous connections daily. Read this case study to gain insight into infrastructure considerations and device policy management for deploying a network that would enhance the learning experience for students and guests alike.


Campus ID Card & Security Study Guide

K-12 schools are hectic places when a semester arrives and thousands of students flood onto campuses all over the world. An ID card creation system is critical in ensuring a smooth process for students, faculty, and staff. Download this informative eBook to walk through the benefits, challenges, and considerations to make while evaluating ID card solutions.


Foster Creativity in K-12 Classrooms Infographic

Classrooms continue to shift from the “traditional” format to more learner-centered experiences. This presents opportunities to inspire creativity in students — both in how they learn and how they interact. Modern teachers use a variety of innovative methods to spark creativity and monitor the process, which often calls for changing models in how they interact with students and present information.


How K-12 Learning Can Cultivate Collaboration Infographic

Many educational experts recognize that collaboration is a critical skill for students’ current and future success. Yet, collaboration isn’t necessarily a natural skill. Students need to learn how to work with others. And they need the tools, opportunities and space to collaborate. Here’s what THE Journal learned when it asked educators about instilling collaboration into their classroom practices.