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-Centered Learning

Expand your “student-centered learning” vocabulary with these bite-sized chunks of wisdom.


Personalized Learning Through Technology: Implementing a 1:1 Initiative

Knox County Schools was determined to offer personalized learning for more than 57,000 students at its 89 schools by launching a 1:1 initiative. But first, district leaders knew they had to evaluate, choose, and implement an LMS.


Choosing an LMS to Complement a District-Wide BYOD Program

To increase the effectiveness of their BYOD program, Madison County Schools (AL) chose to implement Canvas district wide. Since implementing Canvas, they’ve seen improvements not only in technology usage, but in professional development, attendance, and overall preparedness of students for the next level. Read the entire case study to see how Canvas helped.


Ensuring Effective Use of Technology in Education

Compare teachers’ attitudes about electronic devices and technology in the classroom.


More than a 1:1 iPad Initiative: Launching a K-20 College Prep Solution

In 2013, just one year after becoming the first school in South Florida to issue iPads to every student as part of its 1:1 initiative, Archbishop McCarthy began evaluating new learning management systems to replace the LMS used by the school for a decade. Principal Richard P. Jean said the school’s primary goal was to find a modern LMS that paired well with iPads and that enabled students to “get the most” from the 1:1 initiative in high school and beyond.


Blending in K-12: How Teachers are Using Technology to Change the Classroom

Just as constant internet connectivity has become part of our everyday lives, education has taken steps to connect students, teachers, parents, and administrators with the world through technology. It’s called blended learning, and in K-12, it often results in a connected face-to-face experience.


Fueling the EdTech Revolution to Enable Learning at the Speed of Light

Broadband access and network capacity are now the top priority among K-12 IT leaders, according to the Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) 2016 K-12 IT Leadership Survey. Of course, the issue for most schools is how to maximize their network investment for online teaching and learning, given the general budget constraints and lack of resources that most schools continue to face. Download this informative GameChanger to learn how IT leaders are addressing this important issue.


The Digital Transition: K-12 Schools Making Great Progress

To better understand challenges currently facing education IT professionals, THE Journal surveyed K-12 educators and IT staff on their practices related to a wide variety of topics, including E-rate participation, student device usage, technical support, and security challenges. In a recent THE Journal webcast, Scott Grebe, senior product marketing manager for SonicWALL, reported the survey results and offered suggestions and recommendations for dealing with the myriad challenges.