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Miami School Adopts Student Device Management App
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A school in Miami, FL is the first formal customer for a new application intended to manage student access to the Internet. Pinecrest Preparatory Middle-High School is adopting NetReferee to help teachers keep students on task. The new software operates with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and works on devices running iOS, Android, Chrome or Windows.
The idea of NetRef is to give adults visibility into what young users are doing online. That management can apply to a single student, a classroom or the entire school. Next spring the company expects to release a version of the software for home use too.
"We invest in our teachers and students by adopting state-of-the-art technologies that simplify classroom management and provide the tools our students need to realize their potential academically," said Pinecrest Principal Betty Nuñez. "We are excited to pioneer NetRef and work closely with their team to integrate it into our existing IT system."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.