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District Best Practices for Managing App Approvals and Creating an Approved App List

In today’s rapidly evolving educational landscape, technology plays a pivotal role in enhancing the teaching and learning experience. Educational apps have become valuable tools for educators to engage students and streamline classroom activities. However, with the vast array of educational

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What Texas School Districts Need to Know About the SCOPE Act (Texas House Bill No. 18)

On June 13, 2023, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas House Bill No. 18, the Securing Children Online through Parental Empowerment Act, also known as the SCOPE Act. The SCOPE Act requires covered digital service providers to provide minors with

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Fayette County Public Schools Leverage Lightspeed Engagement and Impact to Streamline Edtech and Data Privacy Management

Learn how Fayette County Public Schools partners with Lightspeed Systems® to effectively manage their edtech ecosystem.

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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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Virginia Beach City Public Schools Evaluate and Inform EdTech Investments through Actionable Insights

Learn how Virginia Beach City schools uses Lightspeed Digital Insight™ to validate and inform their investments in EdTech.

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How to Protect Your K-12 District from Cyberattacks

When it comes to cyberattacks, it's not a question of if but when. In this guide, learn strategies all K-12 districts can use to mitigate the risk of cyberattacks.

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Lightspeed Digital Insight™ Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award

Lightspeed Digital Insight™, Lightspeed Digital Equity module have won the Tech & Learning Awards for Best of Show at ISTE 2023.

Lightspeed Systems’ new Generative AI Reports and Teacher Interface Improve Digital Learning Engagement and Impact for K-12

Lightspeed Systems unveils new visibility on generative artificial intelligance (AI) use by students through Lightspeed Digital Insight™, new AI web filtering categories for Lightspeed Filter™, and an updated, time-saving interface for Lightspeed Classroom Management™.

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Prince William County Public Schools Implements Lightspeed Systems® Solutions to Strengthen Its Technology Ecosystem 

PWCS announces partnership with Lightspeed Systems™ award-winning solutions to keep students safe, achieve better learning outcomes, and reduce costs.

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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.

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