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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…

On-Demand Webinar: Leading Together: The Power of Collaborative EdTech Leadership

April 26th, 2019

EdTech is one of the biggest investments a school makes and can play an important role in student success. During this free webinar, Naomi Harm, CEO of Innovative Educator Consulting, will share how “leading together” can empower your team to make effective and sound technology decisions that positively impact the teaching practices of educators and…

7 BYOD Best Practices

March 29th, 2019

A majority of districts are adopting 1:1 technology initiatives. Some provide every student with their own device. Others have implemented Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policies that allow students to use their personal smartphones, tablets or laptops for learning. The latter strategy makes a lot of sense, when you think about it. Rather…

Vicki Davis

On-Demand Webinar: 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology

March 26th, 2019

As a teacher and IT Director, part of Vicki Davis’s job is helping her fellow teachers build their technology skills and stay current with new EdTech. During this free webinar, Vicki will share the strategies she’s found effective and how to have PD events that will excite your teachers and…

Press Release: NetRef Cloud Now Available for 1:1 Chromebook Districts

January 29th, 2019

DULLES, Va., Jan. 30, 2019 — NetRef is thrilled to announce the development of a cloud-based version of its EdTech management and monitoring platform for districts and schools with 1:1 Chromebook deployments. With this latest update, implementing NetRef has never been easier. Chromebook users can begin using NetRef to monitor…

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