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Vicki Davis

On-Demand Webinar: 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship

May 10th, 2018

The most important software for keeping students safe is their own brains. If we want students to be smart digital learners, we need a framework to help them analyze and understand digital safety. In this hour-long, recorded webinar, educator Vicki Davis shares a simple framework for digital citizenship that works…

Case Study: NetRef Proves Its Worth at CJHS

April 26th, 2018

NetRef is key to the success of the Bring-Your- Own-Device (BYOD) policy at Central Junior High School (CJHS) in Frankfort, Illinois. Read our latest case study to learn how teachers and administrators use NetRef’s internet monitoring, management and reporting tools to: Register student devices — no downloads required Manage internet…

Press Release: New NetRef Version Focuses on EdTech ROI Reporting for School Leaders

April 10th, 2018

DULLES, Va., April 10, 2018 — NetRef is thrilled to announce its newest version, NetRef 2018. This version includes the biggest year-to- year improvements since the original was released in 2014. NetRef now monitors and manages Internet access on any device in real time and provides school and district reports…

Infographic: Get Everyone On Board with EdTech

April 3rd, 2018

Successful, sustainable EdTech implementations hinge on support from all stakeholders. It’s important that these individuals understand EdTech’s purpose and value in schools as well as the roles they play in its implementation and use. View our latest infographic, adapted from our popular webinar with Dr. Monica Burns, to learn who…

On-Demand Webinar: 10 Tips to Get Your School Community On Board with New EdTech

February 20th, 2018

Digital tools can transform teaching and learning when thoughtfully integrated into instruction. A critical factor for successful integration is ensuring that everyone from administration and teaching staff to parents and students embrace the new technologies. And that’s often easier said than done! During this hour-long recorded webinar Dr. Monica Burns, author, EdTech &…

Infographic: Choose the Right EdTech for Your School

September 7th, 2017

You probably spent the summer researching and purchasing new technology. And chances are, you’re already thinking about educational technology investments for 2018-19. You’re not alone. EdTech spending is growing as more educators incorporate technology into teaching and learning. When purchased wisely, some of these products and services can help solve…

4 Strategies to Effectively Integrate EdTech

August 16th, 2017

If you’re going to invest significant funds into EdTech, it’s only natural that you’d want those dollars to translate to stronger teachers, smarter students and improved academic outcomes. Successfully implementing EdTech into learning relies on four key factors. Take a look at our infographic, adapted from our July 25th webinar…

On-Demand Webinar: Rules, Roles + Responsibilities for EdTech Integration

July 19th, 2017

The new school year means new devices, new students and new opportunities to ensure research-driven technology integration in classrooms across your district. Watch this hour-long webinar to gain insight and ideas on how to create an infrastructure that supports the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. Dr.…

Tips for BYOD and 1:1 Classroom Management

October 26th, 2016

DULLES, Va., October 26, 2016—With near ubiquitous Internet access in schools, teachers must be equipped with the skills and EdTech tools to keep students on task in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and one-to-one (1:1) classrooms. The network experts who developed NetRef, a teacher-controlled, no-device-download technology for Internet management, shared advice on how…

NetRef Provides Teachers Easy Classroom Management Solutions

October 6th, 2016

Easy Classroom Management Solutions DULLES, Va., October 5, 2016—Teachers needs tools to help them manage their class’ online activity with ease, whether their school operates via a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) or one-to-one (1:1) digital setup. The network experts who developed NetRef, a trailblazer in Internet management in schools, incorporated EdTech solutions…