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.


The Delicate Balance of Student Access

As teachers and students rely more on on-line material to ensure a comprehensive education, students' private information is increasingly placed at risk. In this new networked learning environment, ensuring the protection and privacy of student information, while maintain connectivity and access to educational resources, is more critical than ever.


3D Printing Labs Showcase Cutting Edge Technologies

Stratasys Superlabs expand educational horizons and workforce readiness by opening students to the world of professional grade 3D printers. Besides operating cutting edge design and manufacturing labs for STEAM education, institutions becoming Stratasys Superlabs enjoy a variety of benefits, including exposure and promotion, preferred pricing for materials and future equipment, preferred access to Stratasys beta programs, a Stratasys certified stamp, a direct support hotline, and an annual site visit to learn how to do more with their technology.


The Definitive Guide to Computer Science
in K-12

The United States is leveling up computer science. With $4 billion in funding for states, the Computer Science for All Initiative wants every student to learn computer science. In 2013, the United Kingdom became the first country to mandate computer science education for all students. Today, countries, politicians, and parents realize that computer code has become the world’s first global language.


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.


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.


Secure the K-12 Network

School districts are facing security challenges the likes of which they have never seen before. Download this informative Digital Dialogue to learn how through proactive and thorough preparation school districts are staying ahead of cyberthreats.