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.


8 Ways to Help Kids Find the Evidence in Nonfiction

The search is on for evidence in nonfiction text. Today’s academic standards have students hunting for text evidence like detectives searching for clues. How can you strengthen every student’s ability to find and effectively use the right text evidence?


Don't Risk IT: Modern Secure Networks Provide the Foundation for Students to Learn without Limits

Aging networks are common in K-12 environments where budget constraints often push IT leaders to focus on more visible infrastructure components. As security breaches in school districts become more common, though, schools are realizing they’re taking unnecessary risks by operating network equipment beyond the end of its supported life.


Achieve Excellence with Blended Learning

As an educator, you know things are changing in your classroom—new educational techniques, new technology to help support those techniques, and a greater connection with each individual student. The world is changing and the way you teach your students is changing as well. Student-guided and technology-driven activities are helping create a truly personalized blended learning experience tailored for the needs and strengths of your students. The focus is more on the individual student. THE Journal has helped guide you through these transitions.


VEX Robotics Case Study - Clear Creek ISD

When determining whether a robotics program is the right fit for your school, there are a number of factors worth considering. Elements like space requirements, cost restrictions, and existing student interest can all cause hesitation. However, if an accessible, scalable, and engaging program is your goal, then there is simply no better solution than VEX Robotics.


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!


Massapequa (NY) School District Unifies the Classroom for Improved Teaching

Prior to 2009, Massapequa Public Schools (NY), like most districts, lacked a learning management system that could provide a one-stop shop for collaboration throughout its eight K-12 schools. The district had disparate technology tools that didn’t communicate efficiently. For Massapequa to better fulfill its mission “to educate all students to their highest level of academic potential,” the district found itself in need of a more efficient system to better enable teacher collaboration, offer its 7,000 students more advanced learning opportunities, and better engage parents in their children’s education.


Making the Leap; How—and why—your district should consider getting a new state-of-the-art student information system

If you’ve thought about getting a new student information system (SIS), but keep putting the decision off like a visit to the dentist you are trying to avoid, you are not alone. For help guiding you through the research of how to choose an SIS, this white paper is a valuable resource to start the process of choosing a new SIS for your school or school district.


Better Special Education Student Services through Better SIS Integration

Managing Special Education services requires a robust software solution that gives students and staff resources needed to enhance the K-12 education experience. York Region District School Board needed a modern special education software solution that would give its students and staff these essential resources and tools. And, it had to integrate with its existing student information system.