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.


GameChanger: Schools Learn Their Lessons on Ransomware

Schools suffer two major disadvantages when it comes to security. First, while they may be aware of potential vulnerabilities and attacks, they’re not necessarily in the same position as private industry to hire and retain deep security expertise. Second, spending on IT infrastructure isn’t the first priority for district budgets. To get around both those obstacles, savvy IT leaders are trying an end-run that utilizes a new service delivery model.


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.


Schools Embrace Mobile Devices

To understand the issues K-12 faces in the midst of increased technology purchases and usage, THE Journal surveyed district and school personnel on matters related to E-rate participation, student device programs, major challenges posed by device usage, security matters and delivery of technical support, among other topics. Here’s a look at the findings.


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.