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.

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Chromebooks in the Classroom: A Comparison

Thinking about Chromebooks for your classroom? Download this infographic to see how the Intel-powered Chromebook outmuscled the competition in a side-by-side test.

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Gearing Up for Common Core

Is your district ready for Common Core? If not, you're not alone. But not to worry. GovConnection has put together a number of helpful assets designed to help you plan and get your infrastructure up to speed.

Don’t Let BYOD Stand for “Bring Your Own Disaster”

BYOD’s core appeal: enabling schools to have personalized, one-to-one learning programs with greater student engagement and accountability, but without buying the student hardware, maintaining, or repairing it. However, administrators must first decide what they want—or need—to accomplish with these “free” devices. That will help drive what devices will work best in their programs. Access this document to learn more about key considerations for planning and implementing a BYOD Framework.

Writing Wrongs: Boosting Literacy by Maximizing Content Fidelity

We expect that when a student creates a document—and a teacher, peer or parent reviews or edits the document—content with all feedback and markings will appear consistently from teacher to student, no matter what device each one uses. But nothing could be further from the truth. Integrity of documents—or content fidelity—is one of the most significant, yet seldom talked about, challenges for educators to manage. Access this document to learn more about content decay and what schools can do to minimize it.

Too Many Devices + The Wrong Software = Compromised Math and Science Learning

The integrity of content is often compromised when students share work created on their devices with teachers and classmates that are using different mobile or desktop devices. Calculation errors, graphical misrepresentations, the loss of valuable data and analysis, and other functionality can reveal themselves only when files are opened on different platforms. Access this 2-page brief to learn more about how your school or district can avoid the perils of content decay.

K-12 School Communications Report Card

Access this 2013 study that provides a valuable snapshot of the current state of communications in school districts across the country. You’ll discover what school, district and education professionals have identified as the top priorities for today’s school communication systems, along with their perceptions of where their current systems succeed and fall short, plus so much more.

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Your IT Environment for Today and Tomorrow: What You Need to Know About Windows 8

Download this whitepaper to see how both Dell and Microsoft work together to simplify your IT. Windows 8 is ready to give your business the tools you need to meet your workers' changing IT needs in a way that's reliable, productive and secure.

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Industry Perspective: Transforming Professional Development for 21st Century Educators

A new six-point approach to professional development aims to increase teacher effectiveness, address achievement gaps in student performance, and create lasting success in the 21st century classroom.