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8 Tips to Make Web Content Filtering More Effective at Your School

Lightspeed Systems has been a leader in the web content filtering category for over twenty years, and when you have been in a space for that long, you uncover a lot of tips to share with others. Some are learned

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20 Ways Teachers Save Time with Lightspeed Classroom Management™

Whether the classroom is in-person, hybrid, or virtual, here are 20 things teachers can do with Lightspeed Classroom Management to keep students engaged.

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Digital Equity & Ensuring All Students Succeed

Technology-enabled education has been on an upward trend for well over a decade. The global COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated the adoption by school districts across the entire K-12 spectrum.  Technology, both the internet and the mobile devices it enables, offers

7 Strategies to Improve Student Safety with Technology

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and throughout the month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members will unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. It’s a critical subject for educators nationwide.  Among children between the ages of

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Lightspeed Alert™ Adds Powerful New Machine Learning Capabilities to Increase Accuracy

From violence and thoughts of death in Hamlet to the dramatic double suicide at the end of Romeo and Juliet, the works of Shakespeare are filled with troubling themes. Student assignments about these works often contain phrases that, taken out

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What is Generative AI and Why is it Important to Educators?

Generative AI tools like ChatGPT are revolutionizing education. Learn more of the benefits and challenges from the EdTech experts at Lightspeed Systems.

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Introducing YouTube and Social Media Controls for Lightspeed Parent Portal™ 

Empower parents with visibility and control over their child’s internet usage on school-issued devices, at home and after-school hours.

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From Divide to Connectivity: Tackling Internet Disparities in Communities through Neighborhood-Level Data

The homework gap in education requires access to, and the ability to leverage, student internet access and device data.

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How to Access and Leverage Student-Level Data to Close the Homework Gap

The homework gap in education requires access to, and the ability to leverage, student internet access and device data.

Meet the Lightspeed Classroom Management New User Experience

Lightspeed’s cloud-based Lightspeed Classroom Management software has a fresh new look and improved functionality designed to save teachers time and place increased focus on instruction. The refreshed User Experience is clean and intuitive, making it easier to find and access

Reimagine the inspired and interactive classroom for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ gives teachers real-time visibility and control of their students’ digital workspaces and online activity.

  • Ensure all students interact with only the right online curriculum — precisely when they’re supposed to use it.
  • Push out vetted curriculum links to all students at the same time.
  • Block inappropriate or distracting web sites and apps.

Ensure scalable & efficient learning device management. The Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ system ensures safe and secure management of student learning resources with real-time visibility and reporting essential for effective distance learning.

  • A centralized, cloud-based solution for infinitely scalable device, application, and policy controls
  • Self-Service App Library, where teachers and students
    can access and install approved curriculum and learning tools
  • Remotely deploy, change, and revoke hundreds of policies and educational applications, while reducing typical downtime and costs

Prevent suicides, cyberbullying, and schoolviolence. Lightspeed Alert™ supports district administrators and selected personnel with advanced AI to detect and report potential threats before it’s too late.

  • Human review
  • Real-time alerts that flag signs of a potential threat
  • Intervene quickly before an incident occurs.
  • Activity logs provide visibility into online activity before and after a flagged event

Protect students from harmful online content. Lightspeed Filter™ is the best-in-class solution that acts as a solid barrier to inappropriate or illicit online content to ensure students’ online safety 24/7.

  • Powered by the most comprehensive database in the industry built through 20 years of web indexing and machine learning.
  • Ensure CIPA compliance
  • Block millions of inappropriate, harmful, and unknown sites, images, and video including YouTube
  • Keep parents informed with the Lightspeed Parent Portal™

Gain complete visibility into students’ online learning. Lightspeed Analytics™ gives districts robust data on the effectiveness of any tools they implement so they can take a strategic approach to their technology stack and streamline reporting.

  • Track education technology adoption and usage trends, eliminate redundancy, and drive ROI
  • Monitor app and content consumption to facilitate early adoption and effective utilization
  • Assess risk with visibility into student data privacy and security compliance