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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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5 Steps to Implementing Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG)

A comprehensive school threat assessment can be implemented at your school or district in 5 steps so you can identify and mitigate threats to student safety before harm occurs.

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Web Filter for Schools: Filtering Features You Need

When you’re evaluating web filtering solutions, you have to think about many different components, from ensuring CIPA compliance to managing your BYOD program. Before you make any final decisions, here are 10 things to consider to help you find the

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Prevent Cheating

Cheating is a common concern in schools, and it's made easier with access to technology right at a student’s fingertips. Fortunately, that same technology can keep students accountable and prevent cheating activity.

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

Keep Students on Task with Lightspeed Classroom Management™

Get the most out of class time, prevent cheating, and keep students learning and on task using these 16 Lightspeed Classroom Management™ features.

How to Use Lightspeed Filter™ & Classroom Management™ for Remote and Hybrid Learning

For many districts, hybrid and distance learning models are here to stay. Incorporating these approaches to traditional, on-campus instruction empowers educators to adapt to sudden changes in circumstance (such as an extended school closure due to a weather emergency) and

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