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Digital Equity as a Precursor to Successful Learning Outcomes

Access to education fundamentally changes life outcomes. And after all, isn’t that the penultimate goal of our overworked educational community?   For a long time, technology enabled access to education. Gradually, learning management systems created efficiency and awareness, along with, admittedly,

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Generative AI’s Potential to Inflate the Digital Divide 

While not new, generative AI (artificial intelligence) has rapidly ascended to the top of the K-12 education scene this year, creating fervor amongst a community with much to resolve already—declining benchmarks, limited budgets, staffing shortages, enrollment declines, and student wellness

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Internet Connectivity & Its Impact on Closing the Digital Divide

Internet Connectivity & Its Impact on Closing the Digital Divide

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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

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Why the Digital Divide in Education is So Hard to Solve, and How Technology Can Help

The digital divide in education requires a multi-pronged approach to solve, targeted at student and aggregate level internet access.

Closing the Homework Gap: Confronting the Digital Divide in Education with Data-Driven Solutions

Lightspeed Digital Insight’s new Digital Equity module provides real-time data to district leaders so that they can identify and address internet access issues for their students.

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Introducing the Digital Equity module, powered by Lightspeed Digital Insight

Lightspeed’s Digital Equity module enables educators to unlock visibility into device and connectivity issues outside of school.

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