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The Post-COVID Paradigm: Integrating the Things that Worked

The emergency shift to remote learning, due to school closures in response to COVID-19, forced districts to use tech to support online learning in ways, and in the immediacy, they never thought possible.   Now a year later, Lightspeed Systems had the opportunity to meet with Steven Langford, Chief Information Officer for the Beaverton School District

Enhancing the In-Classroom Experience with Online Tools

Last year in 2020, K-12 school districts distributed and brought online more mobile devices than ever before, and as students have become more familiar with using these devices for learning, some districts may choose to adopt more of a 1:1

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Returning to Campus and Your Edtech Spend

A recent survey of 200 K-12 district leaders revealed the following:   More than 82% of those surveyed said reducing spending inefficiencies and maximizing the reach of their budget was their top priority   Nearly 79% are prioritizing the need for better understanding

Building a Sustainable Social Emotional Learning Plan

Watch a Webinar Building a Sustainable Social Emotional Learning Plan The awareness of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives has grown with the global shutdown of school from the COVID-19 pandemic. How can schools spot the warning signs and address concerning

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Using Data for Effective School Reopening

Making sure district reopening plans are cost-effective and drive the best student outcomes Lightspeed recently spoke with Anthony Padrnos, Executive Director of Technology for Osseo Area Schools in Minnesota, who discussed how ed-tech classroom tools can both inform important budgeting

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Returning to Normal: What it Means for IT Teams

Schools are rebooting in-person learning following the year-long COVID-19 shutdown, and as districts move to return to ‘normal,’ a recent survey of 200 K-12 district leaders has revealed the following: More than 82% of those surveyed said reducing spending inefficiencies

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Implementing Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines

Professor Dewey Cornell, director of the Youth Violence project at the University of Virginia, spoke with Lightspeed Systems clients and prospects about the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG). School threat assessment is a violence prevention strategy that seeks to

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5 Key Steps to Ensuring an Effective Alert Response Protocol

As many districts distributed mobile learning devices to facilitate distance learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic, school faculty, mental health experts, and even parents began to observe heightened stress and anxiety levels among students experiencing isolation from their teachers and

People: Distance Learning Has 76% of Parents Worried About Their Child’s Safety, New Survey Finds

In a study commissioned by Lightspeed Systems®, 76% of parents of students engaging in distance learning that responded are worried about online safety. People outlines parents’ top concerns and Brian Thomas, President & CEO of Lightspeed Systems, weighs in on

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15 Things Teachers Can Do With Lightspeed Systems Classroom

It’s not enough for schools to buy devices for their students; you also need to make sure students are using them properly, and to advance their learning. But a classroom management app that allows teachers to view student screens isn’t