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Case Study: NetRef Empowers Teachers to Keep Students on Task from Anywhere

December 15th, 2020

Simms Independent School District’s (TX) one-to-one tech initiative provides take home devices for students in grades 6-12 and devices for in-school use for students in grades K-5. While most of Simms’ students are learning on-site during the 2020-21 school year, the district is supporting remote learners on a case-by-case basis.…

Case Study: Supporting Effective Digital Learning — Wherever It’s Taking Place

December 15th, 2020

We talked with three staff members with Portage Community School District (WI) about how they’re taking advantage of NetRef’s many features. While each educator has their own uses for NetRef, a few common themes came up. Learn how Portage with its mix of hybrid, fully onsite and fully offsite students…

Case Study: “Much more than a monitoring tool”

December 14th, 2020

After looking at several other classroom management solutions, Lafayette County School District (MS) chose NetRef because it offers the oversight they needed to make sure students are on task. From device monitoring to professional development, learn how Lafayette uses NetRef to support student and teacher success with digital learning. Read…

Case Study: NetRef Helps Focus Learning During a Distracting School Year

November 10th, 2020

Jennifer Savery supports tech integration in Humboldt, Iowa’s district of almost 1,500 students. Even though the district only started using NetRef in 2020, Savery says the system is already making an impact. Learn how teachers in Humboldt (IA) are using NetRef to monitor and manage device activity in class and…

Infographic: 10 Lessons Learned from Remote Learning

October 27th, 2020

Most educators have spent the majority of 2020 test-driving different distance learning strategies. After months of trial and error, some best practices have surfaced. Borrow these great ideas (if you’re not using them already) to maximize productivity and learning even if you can’t be in school. Bonus! Included in the…

Expert Panel: How to Keep Learning Progressing When Schools Go Remote

September 11th, 2020

This summer, NetRef joined educators and education experts (online, of course) at the virtual ConnexionED conference to discuss their experiences with remote learning in the spring — what worked, what didn’t and what they’re doing to make it a more enriching experience for teachers, students and parents this school year.…

Playbook: Managing the Virtual Classroom

August 3rd, 2020

Learn how NetRef can help you minimize distractions and maximize learning if instruction goes remote. Whether learning takes place in person, online or a blend of both, NetRef can support teaching and learning in your school or district this year to ensure that students stay engaged and learning goes on…

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