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.


Drive Transformation With The Cisco Digital Education Platform

Now, more than ever, schools and universities around the world are understanding the value of digital transformation in education.


Enabling Bring Your Own Device

The idea of bring your own device (BYOD) for connectivity has been well recognized in most networking environments. This trend has only increased in recent years as more students have turned to personal computing devices as study aides as connectivity has become easier and costs have fallen. This white paper explores the impact of BYOD on modern education network environments through education-specific cases and a deeper look at the evolving needs of wired and wireless network access on campus.


The Digital Revolution in Higher Education

As its title implies, this book provides an optimistic vision through a series of thoughtful, if not a provocative collection of writings from those closest to the system. No discussion regarding the digital revolution in higher education is complete without taking into account the viewpoints of the innovators, the faculty, the students, the chief information officer, and the administration. The Digital Revolution in Higher Education is all about the changes regarding the advances in technology and how institutions of higher learning along with nontraditional organizations are utilizing these powerful new tools. Learn how this revolution will help reshape higher education.


Ransomware Defense Validated Design Guide

Cyber-criminals collected $209 million in the first three months of 2016 by extorting businesses and institutions to unlock computers. At that rate, ransomware is on pace to be a $1 billion a year criminal industry this year. The Angler Exploit kit, which infects your system and deploys the ransomware, will be responsible for over $60 million this year alone1.


The K-12 Educator’s Guide to Choosing an LMS

Before committing to a new learning management system, schools and districts have some serious homework to do. Ensuring that a prospective LMS aligns with institutional goals, technology infrastructure, and the requirements of an entire learning community will increase the likelihood of a successful implementation, and ultimately, improve teaching and learning.


Switching Mobile Device Management Solutions

There are many reasons for switching MDM solutions. Whether your current vendor doesn’t provide the support you expect or you simply require a more robust tool, switching MDM providers doesn’t have to be overwhelming or painful.


What Kids Are Reading And How They Grow

Motivate students to grow as readers by knowing what they love!

Renaissance® announces What Kids Are Reading, 2017, an annual report to help you guide students to popular reading choices. See top picks by grade based on 9.9 million kids from 30,000 schools who read 346 million books and nonfiction articles. Based on the Accelerated Reader 360® database, no other study captures student reading behavior on this scale!


The Next Generation of Response to Intervention

This paper acknowledges the RTI legacy established by those researchers who took the lead and guided our schools in data-fueled instruction. As a part of this legacy, Renaissance worked in concert with these leaders to develop assessments proven to be reliable, valid, and efficient. Most importantly, we engineered RTI technology tools and resources that lessened the distance from assessment to instruction.