All Saints Catholic School Creates a Safe and Technologically Advanced Dual Language Learning Environment with NetRef
FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–All Saints Catholic School’s 21st century learning and teaching technology initiative has been bolstered with the installation of NetRef, an Internet management tool that safeguards all web access points across a school’s network and on all devices. With its intensive program for biliteracy in English and Spanish, All Saints is one of only 19 Catholic Dual Language Schools nationwide.
“At All Saints, we are committed to imbuing our students with the linguistic and technological skills as well as a multicultural, compassionate worldview that will best prepare them for the future”
All Saints also participates in the The Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS), a national initiative advancing biliteracy and bilingualism now in 19 Catholic elementary schools. The Roche Center for Catholic Education launched TWIN-CS in the fall of 2012, with National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) support.
“At All Saints, we are committed to imbuing our students with the linguistic and technological skills as well as a multicultural, compassionate worldview that will best prepare them for the future,” said Principal Arica Prado. “Technology helps foster language skills, so it plays a critical role in our intensive bilingual curriculum and culture. Our new investment in NetRef will help our teachers and students maximize the web as an educational and collaborative learning tool.”
From pre-K to middle school, All Saints emphasizes parental investment in education, community building and advancing social justice through service. All Saints provides an education built on a foundation of ministry, respect, and academic excellence to a community of diverse families.
As tablets replace textbooks, students are increasingly online in school and have the potential to get distracted by social platforms, such as Instagram and Snapchat. NetRef allows teachers to manage their classroom Internet usage via an intuitive touch-screen panel. Teachers can program domains and applications relevant to lesson plans and receive real-time alerts when a student wanders off-task.
“As EdTech becomes more common, school leaders need tools that can manage a host of devices without breaking the bank or requiring an IT expert for installation and management,” said Verite Educational Systems CEO George Dotterer who co-developed NetRef after searching for a solution for his own children.
The software operates with all web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It also operates with iOS, Android, ChromeBook and Windows, along with their respective apps.
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