DULLES, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#1to1–With near ubiquitous Internet access in schools, teachers must be
equipped with the skills 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 for schools, shared EdTech tips to help teachers set clear
boundaries and enforce them.
“The Internet is a wonderful learning tool, but teachers need help
keeping kids safe and focused on schoolwork rather than social media and
memes,” said George
Dotterer, CEO and co-founder of Verite Educational Systems Inc. “In
the connected classroom, simple practices and a system that is easy to
implement and use will allow teachers to concentrate on lesson plans
rather than checking smartphones and tablets.”
To support online learning without reliance on IT, school administrators
and teachers are advised to:
Establish policies and practices that cultivate a unified and
Source EdTech tools that integrate seamlessly, are simple to use and
- Regularly communicate clear expectations for appropriate Internet use.
- Positively reinforce appropriate online behavior.
Use software solutions that allow teachers to view student Internet
activity in real time.
- Customize websites based on student activity as well as curricula.
Remember that curiosity in students is healthy. Teachers must build
the safe space within which it can be purposeful.
NetRef was designed to help teachers maximize the web as an educational
and collaborative learning tool. With seamless and simple integration,
NetRef offers umbrella protection across all systems, hardware and
devices, minimizes distractions, and helps keep students on-task.
NetRef and Verite Educational Systems
Easy to use and integrate, NetRef is a new Internet management tool that
helps teachers and students get down to the job of learning by managing
access to the Internet on any device. Now operating in schools in ten
states, NetRef allows schools to maximize their tech investment. Verite
Educational Systems is a spin-out of Verite Group, which provides
Subject Matter Expert (SME) services, tailored tech solutions and
managed network infrastructure for government programs and corporations.
Learn more at www.net-ref.com,