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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…

3 Tips for Keeping Teachers Innovative With EdTech

June 27th, 2019

Teachers are embracing EdTech now more than ever. No doubt this is thanks to the many exciting opportunities that inviting new technology into the classroom creates — expanding course offerings and learning resources, building critical 21 st century skills, increasing student engagement in learning, and so much more. Based on…

Build Collaborative EdTech Leadership Teams

June 13th, 2019

School districts are being asked to do more and more with less and less money, especially when it comes to technology. Educators are tasked with teaching students 21st century skills that prepare them for the future workforce — a job that requires educators to integrate digital tools and software into…

Put Tasks Before Apps in 2019-20

May 22nd, 2019

How to Evaluate EdTech and Use the Best Tools Next School Year Technology is on the rise in today’s schools, making EdTech a booming business. As the market for EdTech becomes more and more saturated, it can be difficult for districts and schools to discern which tools will best support…

Infographic: Meet the Digital Natives!

May 1st, 2019

Look around your school or classroom. Chances are, most — if not all — of the students you see are Digital Natives. Even though these kids have never known a world without technology, that doesn’t mean they always know how to use the internet and their devices responsibly. That’s where…

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