Building a Sustainable Social Emotional Learning Plan

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 student mental health

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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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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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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

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Web Filtering: What to Consider Before You Buy

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

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Remote Learning with Lightspeed Classroom Management™

Teachers around the world are implementing remote learning amid the Coronavirus pandemic and school closures. Students can become distracted even when sitting in a classroom with a teacher in front of them. When learning is remote, the potential for distraction

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