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.


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 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.


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.


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.