Simi Valley, CA – Oct. 31, 2016 – Student devices are exploding in classrooms around the country and schools are tasked with finding ways to manage those devices so that students stay safe and on-task in the classroom. To help schools in the United States and Canada manage their digital classrooms, Impero Software, the leading remote monitoring and management software provider for K12 districts, today announced a $2.5 million “Best Technology for Schools” grant program.
Over 10 million students worldwide now use devices running Impero’s state-of-the-art software. Supporting all major platforms, Impero Education Pro helps teachers teach, IT pros manage their network, and provides robust safeguarding tools and systems to keep students safe in the digital world. To apply for a grant (open between Nov. 1, 2016 and Dec. 30, 2016), schools or districts should simply fill out the form on this website https://www.imperosoftware.com/best-technology-for-schools-grant/ and leave a 50-word message explaining why their school or district would benefit from the funding. Schools can apply for between $1,250 and $25,000 in grants towards software licenses and technology.
With one-to-one computing becoming a reality for many schools, it is important that schools have the tools to help students:
·Stay on task and avoid distraction
·Get the most out of the digital learning experience
·Keep safe in the digital world
·Get help when they are involved in unsafe behaviors like bullying or self-harm
“With budgets focused on building the digital classroom, the need to make the most of this technology can often be overlooked,” said Impero CEO Sam Pemberton. “Impero understands this problem and has spent the last decade working alongside schools to develop a powerful solution. We are very proud to be making this grant available to help schools implement cutting edge solutions for classroom management, IT admin, and online safety.”
The “Best Technology for Schools” grant program will offer the following grants:
·$1,250 Bronze Grant for schools/districts with a minimum of 250 devices
·$3,750 Silver Grant for schools/districts with a minimum of 1,000 devices
·$12,500 Gold Grant for schools/districts with a minimum of 5,000 devices
·$25,000 Platinum Grant for schools/districts with a minimum of 10,000 devices
Impero Education Pro is a consolidated suite of classroom control, network management, and internet safety – all designed to empower teachers, support IT teams, and help those tasked with protecting students.
Impero’s internet monitoring software monitors students’ online activity on the school network and uses algorithms to alert educators if students use keywords that could indicate issues such as cyberbullying, sexting, radicalization, self-harm, or a range of other issues. Impero also offers classroom management tools that teachers can use to take back full control of their classroom while allowing students to benefit fully from the use of technology. For example, teachers can share their screens, send and share files with students, take over or lock students’ computers, create exams and tests, assign tasks, send direct messages to students, or draw students’ attention back to the teacher. Schools can also use Impero Software for a wide array of administrative IT tasks such as controlling passwords, managing the use of printers, or setting computers to power on or off at certain times.
Impero Software is relied upon by education establishments around the world. Founded in 2002, it is currently accessed via one million computers in over 70 countries, including by 500 U.S. districts. In the UK it is the market-leading provider of Classroom, Network and Internet Safety Management Software, with a greater than 40 percent market share of UK secondary schools and 24 percent of colleges.
The company provides intelligent school IT management to help teams cut costs and maximize productivity. Its cutting edge software and powerful learning tools assist schools in the day-to-day running of their computer networks, putting teachers back in control of the classroom and enabling them to proactively deal with internet safety concerns on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.ImperoSoftware.com.