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.


Student Devices on the K-12 Network Infographic

Shifting to a student-centered education model requires that schools allow mobile devices for personalized learning. This also introduces new demands related to networking, security, technical support and more. To understand the new challenges, THE Journal surveyed K-12 educators and staff members on their practices related to device usage and security in their schools and districts. Here's what they report.


5 Ways to Bridge the Homework Gap

Anywhere/anytime learning can’t happen when students lack reliable, high-speed connectivity. Likewise, as school and teacher communications with families are increasingly handled through on-line forms, this "homework gap," as the February report points out, is becoming a "widening chasm into which parents/guardians also fall." If you're in one of the 75 percent of districts with no strategy for providing connectivity to students at home or after school, here are five ways to tackle the challenge of delivering internet access outside the classroom.


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.


Connecting Classrooms Through Thoughtful Innovation

Incorporating technology in the classroom and other learning environments presents enormous opportunities for enriched collaboration and learning, but it can also be difficult, expensive, and disruptive. Download this white paper to learn how Belkin Education is partnering with schools around the world to understand the challenges that educators face to create solutions that enable simple and seamless integration with the latest technologies.


Website Security for Dummies

If you’d like to better understand Website Security or know somebody else who should, Website Security for Dummies is the book you’ve been waiting for. Symantec demystifies the science behind SSL authentication, encryption and more in the world-famous 'For Dummies' style, it’s The How-To Guide to keeping a company safe from online threats.


Empowering Smart Learning

Today’s sedentary lifestyles are affecting our youth and their classroom performance. Compound this with pressures to sacrifice physical education time for more classroom time for the core subjects. Download this white paper to learn how schools can encourage this new learning environment by supporting the technology platform while promoting a healthier, active classroom.


Classroom Live Streaming on a Budget

Live stream PA announcements, assemblies, sporting events and other events such as graduation ceremonies! This e-book will help you get started live streaming, and give you tips to establish a successful, budget-conscious live streaming setup for your school.


Checklist for a Successful 1-to-1 Rollout

Rolling out a 1-to-1 initiative is a huge undertaking, but it doesn’t need to be a headache. From your first stakeholder meeting to putting devices in student hands, here’s what your district needs to know to ensure a smooth integration.