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NetRef’s ROI Report Reveals Your Underutilized Licenses

January 22nd, 2021
Do you know the impact of your EdTech dollars? Research from the EdTech Genome Project shows “districts across the U.S. are spending billions of dollars on well-intentioned efforts that fail because they don’t have the data.”* NetRef's built-in ROI report makes it easy to review EdTech usage data, determine if…

Case Study: Enabling Device Monitoring, Classroom Management and More

January 7th, 2021

Christopher Russell has been with Dewey Public Schools (OK) for 19 years and served as the Technology Director since 2011. Based on his years of experience, he knows what his teachers need, and what they don’t. After struggling to make another EdTech monitoring and management solution work, Dewey has finally…

Case Study: NetRef Empowers a District’s One-to-One Tech Initiative

January 7th, 2021

A former eighth grade history teacher, Technology Integration Specialist Kelci Meadows knows how important an easy-to-use EdTech tool is. When Meadows was tasked to implement Whitehouse Independent School District’s (TX) one-to-one tech initiative, she searched for a device monitoring solution that would help meet the district’s goals and support student…

Case Study: Keeping Students Engaged Wherever They’re Learning

December 22nd, 2020

In his job as Technology Integration Specialist for Alexandria School District (MN), Lukas Gotto is constantly asking himself, “how do we use new instructional technologies to enhance engagement with our kids?” Learn how NetRef’s device monitoring and management tools help Alexandria teachers maintain high quality instruction when teaching in person…

Case Study: The Most Versatile Solution

December 22nd, 2020

In their search for an EdTech monitoring and management solution, the staff of Argo Community High School (IL) share how they’ve used NetRef in their first year of implementation, including how it’s helped support teachers and students in the transition to remote learning. Learn how after many trials, Argo Community…

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…

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