The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) and emAPPetizer Inc. have jointly announced the deployment of the first mobile application dedicated to supporting the field needs of primary and secondary school principals and vice-principals. Hall Monitor allows these users to quickly identify and look up student and classroom information while on monitoring duty, during meetings or in emergency situations. Having this information at their fingertips will allow these professionals to assist students outside of class, provide timely information to parents and ultimately create a safer environment at school. Student information at your fingertips.
Currently this information is only available through legacy systems that do not present student, classroom and schedule data as needed by staff working away from their desks.
“This is a great tool for administrators,” commented John Pevec, principal of Vincent Massey Collegiate in Rosemount. “You can efficiently get detailed up to date information on students’ attendance, marks and contact information.”
Added John Wright, principal of Dalkeith Elementary School in Anjou: “Indeed this is a very useful App, providing us with a ton of useful information quite quickly and while we are on the go. I’m sure in a few years we won’t know how we got along without it. Having access to our integrated school software GPI on the go has uses we haven’t even thought of yet.”
Hall Monitor can be adapted to any existing Student or Education Information System by emAPPetizer and is available as a free download in the iTunes App Store in demo mode only.
“I am pleased to see our in-school administrators getting the type of tools now available via new technology which will further help them in their duties,” said EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini, who in particular thanked Deputy Director General Roma Medwid and Director of Information Technology Services Luigi Di Filippo for their work on this dossier.