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5 Tips for Talking EdTech at Back-to-School Night

August 29th, 2016

Talking EdTech: Tips for teachers to put parents’ apprehensions to rest DULLES, Va., August 29, 2016—Back-to-School nights are right around the corner and teachers have more classroom tech tools than ever at their disposal, and more questions than ever from parents. The network experts who developed NetRef, a leader in…

EdTech Homework for Schools

August 24th, 2016

7 Questions to Increase School ROI   With the meteoric rise of BYOD and 1:1 classrooms, schools and IT administrators are under more pressure than ever to choose future-ready EdTech solutions that maximize teacher control and student safety. The network experts who developed NetRef, a leader in Internet management in…

Digital Citizenship: Key Component of Classroom Technology Initiatives

April 5th, 2016

Report: Digital Citizenship Should be a Key Component of Classroom Technology Initiatives By Leila Meyer 04/05/16 Effective classroom technology initiatives should include instruction on digital citizenship, according to a new white paper from NetRef, a provider of Internet management tools. The paper, “Digital Natives: Citizens of a Changing World,” addresses…

White Paper – Digital Natives: Citizens of a Changing World

April 4th, 2016

Digital Natives: Citizens of a Changing World Fostering Digital Citizenship in the Classroom   Fifth in a series exploring the impact of and challenges surrounding technology in schools April 4, 2016 Authors: George Dotterer, CEO and Co-Founder; Andrew Hedges, Program Manager; and Harrison Parker, Director of K-12 Education, Verite Educational…

Create Safe and Technologically Advanced Dual Language Learning Environment

March 30th, 2016

All Saints Catholic School Creates a Safe and Technologically Advanced Dual Language Learning Environment with NetRef   FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–All Saints Catholic School’s 21st century learning and teaching technology initiative has been bolstered with the installation of NetRef, an Internet management tool that safeguards all web access points across…

EdCircuit Facebook Post: Student Internet Use

February 24th, 2016

How do you look at student internet use and who should guide their experience in a thoughtful manner?  NetRef talks about how they have looked at this in schools around the U.S.  

The Digital Divide in the Age of the Connected Classroom

January 14th, 2016

How Technology Helps Bridge the Achievement Gap   Fourth in a series exploring the impact of and challenges surrounding technology in schools January 14, 2016 Authors: George Dotterer, CEO and Co-Founder; Andrew Hedges, Program Manager; and Harrison Parker, Director of K-12 Education, Verite Educational Systems Inc. PDF Version   White…

Protecting Student Data Policy – 10 Steps for Schools

November 3rd, 2015

Crafting Policies for Transparency, Openness and Effectiveness 10 Steps for Schools   Combine privacy and acceptable use policies. Embody your leadership role as custodians of student data. Assume responsibility for the actions of educators & IT vendors. Clearly communicate policies to students and families. Provide policies in multiple languages. Showcase…

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