Classroom Management in Alberta - Hard Sell
We are currently trialing Impero in our school division, here in Alberta.
The two of us who have been working with it, love it. It's like having another tech working with us.
Schools love it as well.
The hard sell is to my director and to senior admin who are saying this sort of software goes against where education technology is supposedly going.
"Teachers should be instilling responsibility into their students about proper web and technology use. The need for a software platform which allows you spy on students is obsolete and unnecessary."
I see Impero as an extra set of hands which also allows us (tech dept) to do more with less.
Classroom Management software is not something I have seen in any other Alberta school division but it seems to be utilized quite a lot in Britain and Europe.
My questions are…
Why are you using it?
Are there any studies from Britain supporting it use?
What are some clever ways of using it that has made your jobs even better/easier?