5 Tips for Back-to-School Night: Put Parents at Ease around EdTech

DULLES, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BTSnight–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 Internet management in schools, suggest five tips for
teachers to put parents’ apprehensions about EdTech to rest.

“Technology jargon mixed with numerous educational acronyms makes it
hard for parents to understand what their children are experiencing in
the 21st century classroom,” said George
Dotterer
, CEO and co-founder of Verite Educational Systems Inc.
“Teachers can ease parents’ anxieties around technology by having
conversations about how EdTech is used by school staff, and using
language they understand.”

The five tips for teachers include:

  1. Provide parents with a quick overview on educational trends and
    standards.
  2. Use simple, easy-to-understand language when speaking with parents.
  3. Explain clearly and demonstrate how the EdTech works in the classroom.
  4. Create hands-on activities that mimic a typical day in their
    children’s experience.
  5. Show parents how you track results.

“Have the devices your school has invested in on display, and allow
access for parents to test them. Teachers should give demonstrations of
the online content with which they supplement their instruction. This
gives parents a better understanding of how online lessons work and
might lead to increased use of the web at home for educational
purposes,” added Dotterer.

Dotterer and his team designed NetRef, the first-ever Internet
management tool that safeguards all web access points across a school’s
networks and on all imported devices, helping 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—from 1:1 to BYOD environments—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 and help
teachers get their classrooms back. NetRef does not require any
installation on student devices. Verite Educational Systems is a
spin-out of Verite Group, which for over 12 years has provided Subject
Matter Expert (SME) services, tailored tech solutions and managed
network infrastructure for government programs and corporations. Learn
more at www.net-ref.com,
on LinkedIn
and Twitter:
@NetReferee.

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Molly
Devlin
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