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Infographic: Choose the Right EdTech for Your School

September 7th, 2017

You probably spent the summer researching and purchasing new technology. And chances are, you’re already thinking about educational technology investments for 2018-19. You’re not alone. EdTech spending is growing as more educators incorporate technology into teaching and learning. When purchased wisely, some of these products and services can help solve…

4 Strategies to Effectively Integrate EdTech

August 16th, 2017

If you’re going to invest significant funds into EdTech, it’s only natural that you’d want those dollars to translate to stronger teachers, smarter students and improved academic outcomes. Successfully implementing EdTech into learning relies on four key factors. Take a look at our infographic, adapted from our July 25th webinar…

On-Demand Webinar: Rules, Roles + Responsibilities for EdTech Integration

July 19th, 2017

The new school year means new devices, new students and new opportunities to ensure research-driven technology integration in classrooms across your district. Watch this hour-long webinar to gain insight and ideas on how to create an infrastructure that supports the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. Dr.…

Case Study: A BYOD School Regains Confidence in Technology

February 7th, 2017

Fill out the form below to learn how NetRef helped Orangewood solve three of its core challenges surrounding technology use in class:       1. Monitoring student internet activity and ensuring online safety       2. Integrating technology into the curriculum in meaningful ways       3.…

Tips for BYOD and 1:1 Classroom Management

October 26th, 2016

DULLES, Va., October 26, 2016—With near ubiquitous Internet access in schools, teachers must be equipped with the skills and EdTech tools to keep students on task in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and one-to-one (1:1) classrooms. The network experts who developed NetRef, a teacher-controlled, no-device-download technology for Internet management, shared advice on how…

NetRef Provides Teachers Easy Classroom Management Solutions

October 6th, 2016

Easy Classroom Management Solutions DULLES, Va., October 5, 2016—Teachers needs tools to help them manage their class’ online activity with ease, whether their school operates via a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) or one-to-one (1:1) digital setup. The network experts who developed NetRef, a trailblazer in Internet management in schools, incorporated EdTech solutions…

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…

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