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On-Demand Webinar: Designing a Student-Centered, Future-Focused EdTech Mindset

April 2nd, 2020

School closures due to coronavirus have demonstrated the critical role EdTech can play in instruction, both in and out of the classroom. During this hour-long webinar, Dr. Justin Aglio discusses the current state of EdTech and how educational leaders can help their schools move forward into the future. You’ll learn:…

Webinar: Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World

March 30th, 2020

Tuesday, April 28 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET We have all been instantly thrown into a world where life and learning has to happen remotely and online. This new world provides many challenges and opportunities for teachers, leaders, and families. Companies are quick to provide access to free resources, but how do…

Webinar: What’s NEW in EdTech: Trends and Movements in 2020

March 22nd, 2020

Wednesday, April 15 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET The wonderful world of EdTech is constantly innovating and full of exciting developments. It can be hard to keep track of it all in the midst of a busy school year. As the school year starts to wind down, it’s important to take time…

Get Inspired to Try Something New for Digital Learning Day

February 21st, 2020

While EdTech is a powerful way to engage students and personalize instruction, it sometimes feels like we can’t quite keep up with all the new technologies out there. In honor of Digital Learning Day on February 27th, we’re pleased to share five simple tips to help you stay innovative with, not…

NetRef and Cipafilter Partner to Provide a Comprehensive Classroom Management and Web Content Filtering Solution for K-12 Schools

February 4th, 2020

Two best-in-class solutions come together to offer educators the highest level of protection against unwanted content and distractions in the classroom along with powerful tools to manage devices and measure the effectiveness of digital learning. DULLES, Va., Feb. 4, 2020 — NetRef and Cipafilter are pleased to announce they have entered into…

Case Study: Using NetRef for Classroom Monitoring at Catholic High School

September 24th, 2019

Empowering Teachers to Eliminate Device Distractions in Class In a 2019 report from Common Sense Education, The Common Sense Census: Inside the 21st-Century Classroom, teachers reported that their second-greatest technology-related concern was that “technology distracts students from the learning experience and interferes with learning.” But this isn’t a worry for…

Case Study: Using NetRef for Network Management at Loyola Prep

September 24th, 2019

With Device Management, One Person Oversees 400+ Student iPads with Ease Despite Del Johnson’s expertise in all things tech, this Director of Information Technology at Loyola College Prep in Shreveport, Louisiana, can only control so much. One of his greatest challenges: managing the roughly 400 student-owned iPads in use in…

5 Creative Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship

August 15th, 2019

Classrooms are full of digital natives. Students have grown up with technology their whole lives. But even though using technology seems to be second nature to kids in classrooms today, that doesn’t mean they inherently know how to use it responsibly. That skill must be taught. Digital citizenship is making…

10 Rules for Classroom Computer Use

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July 16th, 2019

Want to know if students are sticking to these basic rules for being digital citizens? Tools like NetRef can help. NetRef offers unprecedented insight into device usage, from individual students to entire classes. And it has easy internet controls so teachers can see how students are using the internet and…

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