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.


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.


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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