You might have heard me mention NetRef earlier this school year. A few months ago I had the chance to talk to the team at NetRef about their tool for Internet classroom management in schools. NetRef gives teachers the power to personalize Internet access for each student or their entire class. This means teachers can use NetRef to pick and choose which websites they’d like students to visit and which websites they’d like to stop them from accessing at a certain point in the day.
Since there are times in the school day where you’d like to make sure everyone is on the same webpage — reviewing a primary source document, examining a news article — NetRef lets teachers decide if and when to have more control. From a device management perspective, NetRef can really change the way students use technology tools in the classroom.
NetRef’s classroom management system lets teachers:
- Monitor individual student devices in real time to get a better picture of what’s happening in a particular setting
- Customize blended learning with tailored access by student or group
- Implement multi-subject lesson plans simultaneously
- Reinforce good learning habits, with immediate activity notification
- Facilitate independent or small group study
- Make sure inappropriate content is filtered to keep it off of student devices during the school day
- See how Internet usage looks across grades, departments or school-wide
NetRef addresses the above issues and works in schools with a wide-range of devices. From one-to-one iPads or Chromebooks, to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) settings.
If you’re struggling with implementation of devices at your school or looking for a classroom management solution you’ll want to check out NetRef. Learn more about NetRef by visiting their website!
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