Evaluating K-12 School District Apps for 2023 Budget Planning: How To Identify Which To Keep and Which To Eliminate

Learn how you can evaluate your district's current school apps and resources to determine which apps to keep or replace within your budget.

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5 Steps To Reviewing Your Digital Learning Ecosystem and Preparing Your 2023-2024 Budget

The time of the school year when districts need to begin budgeting for the following year can be complex and time-consuming. Learn how to review your edtech ecosystem and manage your budget effectively.

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Edtech Budgeting

Maximize your district's edtech budget and impact with a collaborative, data-driven process, powered by Lightspeed Systems.

5 Commonly Asked Questions Lightspeed Digital Insight Can Answer Within Minutes

With the rapid expansion of 1:1 device programs and new learning apps, districts need answers fast. Learn how districts can optimize edtech investments.

Tech & Learning: How Fayette County Schools Protect Student Data

T&L published an article recently on the Edtech App Report detailing the surprising amount of apps being used by schools without their IT team's knowledge.

District Administration: ‘The top 20 apps schools are using most contains a few surprises’

District Administration recently posted an article detailing the top apps schools use based on data compiled from Lightspeed Analytics in the 2022 Edtech App Report.

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Report Finds Frequent Edtech App Policy Changes, Leaving K-12 Districts Vulnerable

Get highlights from the 2022 Edtech App Report to learn how applications used in edtech apps could be putting your students’ personal data at risk.

School Districts Extensively Use 300+ Apps; Manage Privacy Compliance and Risks Across Thousands

The 2022 Edtech App Report by Lightspeed Systems was released today, providing insights into the use of educational technology across applications and grade levels for the 2021-22 school year.

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2022 Edtech App Report

The 2022 Edtech App Report provides K-12 technology leaders with powerful, practical data regarding technology in the modern school district. Download the full report for an analysis and strategies on student app usage.

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Back to School: New Product Features for Fall

We're excited to share new product features for this fall! Learn about the new features and capabilities in the Lightspeed Solutions Suite that will make your job easier, your day more efficient, and your students even safer online.

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