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.


How K-12 Learning Can Cultivate Collaboration Infographic

Many educational experts recognize that collaboration is a critical skill for students’ current and future success. Yet, collaboration isn’t necessarily a natural skill. Students need to learn how to work with others. And they need the tools, opportunities and space to collaborate. Here’s what THE Journal learned when it asked educators about instilling collaboration into their classroom practices.


Foster Creativity in K-12 Classrooms Infographic

Classrooms continue to shift from the “traditional” format to more learner-centered experiences. This presents opportunities to inspire creativity in students — both in how they learn and how they interact. Modern teachers use a variety of innovative methods to spark creativity and monitor the process, which often calls for changing models in how they interact with students and present information.


How K-12 Learning Can Cultivate True Collaboration

While collaboration is one of the four “Cs” in 21st century learning, students need skilled guidance to learn how to work with others most effectively. Here’s how to get started.


Empowering Student Voice and Choice to Deliver Personalized Education

Many educators and school districts know that K–12 education has to consider the learning requirements, preferences and talents of individual students in order to be effective in preparing them for success in their college, careers and life. Listening to students’ voices and giving them learning choices are critical in providing personalized learning. Incorporating student voice and choice results in better educational outcomes, and happier students and teachers. This whitepaper shares insights from Student Voice, an organization that helps educators and students incorporate student voice and choice in teaching and learning, and from Hall County School District in Georgia, where students’ voices and choices already are critical elements of personalized education.


Inspire Creativity in Learning

Creativity is becoming a more essential component as innovative teachers prepare students for a multifaceted and technologically advanced world. Students find new and creative ways to learn, to express themselves and collaborate with their peers. Following a THE Journal survey that examined how teachers are getting creativity into their students and their classrooms, three points were evident— collaboration nurtures creativity, access to technology is essential, and students will help you help them.


Case Study: Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District

As the third largest district in Texas, and 22nd-largest nationally, Cypress-Fairbanks required a Wi-Fi system capable of securely supporting a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) environment and scaling to a half-million simultaneous connections daily. Read this case study to gain insight into infrastructure considerations and device policy management for deploying a network that would enhance the learning experience for students and guests alike.


GameChanger Report: Building the 21st Century Classroom Infrastructure

There is a revolution underway in K-12 classrooms as school districts and boards move to adopt a new style of classrooms and pedagogy focused on mobile learning. In order to succeed, the move to anywhere, anytime learning must be supported by a strong foundation in technology, particularly network infrastructure.


Learning in a Mobile-First Digital Environment

Classrooms are changing. Learning environments are now preparing students for their future work environments. Classrooms are shifting away from rows of desks, to an environment that promotes collaboration between students, teachers and learning devices. It’s what we call the Optimized Digital Classroom. To implement digital learning, a school must build the right infrastructure. As a result, IT professionals in education need to plan for the future and build a next-generation infrastructure that supports this digital learning environment and emerging technologies. In this solution overview, learn about the critical elements to help you build the optimized Digital Classroom for mobile first learning, and beyond.