Digital Citizenship Starts at Home: What Your District Can Do to Support K-12 Parents

Get a ready-made guide your school can give to parents on digital citizenship so they can understand it and reinforce how to be a good digital citizen.

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The National Crisis in K-12 Students’ Mental Health

Lightspeed conducted research on the impacts to student mental health, and we’re seeing concerning trends.

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5 Must-Have K-12 Web Filter Features

Selecting a web filter for your school or district isn’t just about CIPA compliance (although, that is definitely important!); it’s about helping your students learn boundaries and stay safe online.

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Meet Rick, Lightspeed Safety Specialist

When Lightspeed Safety Specialist Rick Salter received alerts for potential on-site violence and cyberbullying, he sprang into action. We had the opportunity to learn more about Rick’s story and his role as a Safety Specialist.

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Meet Michael, Lightspeed Safety Specialist

With a very extensive background in law enforcement and additional training for threat assessment and suicide prevention, Michael Graham is more than capable of handling any type of safety alert he receives, including situations of potential campus violence.

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Meet Jacob, Lightspeed Safety Specialist

Lightspeed Safety Specialist, Jacob Troost, understands first-hand the impact his work has on saving kids’ lives. We had the opportunity to chat with Jacob to learn more about him, his background, and what his role as a Safety Specialist means

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Meet Ariana, Lightspeed Safety Specialist

Lightspeed Safety Specialist Ariana Marks understands the magnitude her work has on students’ lives in the digital classroom. We had the opportunity to chat with Ariana to learn more about her background and what her role as a Safety Specialist

Meet Jason, Lightspeed Safety Specialist

As a highly trained Lightspeed Safety Specialist Jason Veselka takes his role very seriously. We had the opportunity to chat with Jason to learn more about him, his background, and what his role as a Safety Specialist means to him.

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Teaching Kindergarten Virtually? Challenges Accepted.

In March 2020, the global pandemic forced the transition of K-12 instruction from physical classrooms into remote settings. For many teachers, this new instructional environment allowed them to leverage EdTech in ways they never had before to teach, interact, and provide support to their students remotely.   Lightspeed Systems® had the opportunity to meet with Lauren Speiser, a National Board-certified kindergarten teacher with a master’s degree in Educational Technology, to learn

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Addressing Learning Loss and Social-Emotion Disruption: Technology in Post-COVID K-12

The COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges to students, educators, and parents. Some school districts had already integrated tech into their classrooms before COVID-19, so the shift to distance learning wasn’t their biggest hurdle.   Lightspeed Systems had the opportunity to meet with Stacy Royster, Chief Technology Officer for Opelika City Schools