Google moving all services to HTTPS has results in some questions and concerns from schools about their web filtering. The assurance of privacy that HTTPS provides is critical, but so is the assurance of student safety. And schools still want to report on searches, selectively allow or block Google services, and block YouTube as a policy while allowing safe access to specific educational videos in the My Big Campus Resource Library. And you can. We’ll help you have the best of both worlds with the Lightspeed Systems Web Filter. Find out how.READ MORE
Having an LMS that encourages connection and collaboration in the classroom is a beautiful thing. But it’s a limited resource if it doesn’t have resources — standards-aligned, multimedia lessons and content to arm teachers with what they need and research materials from reliable sources to help students do their best work.READ MORE
Lightspeed is excited to be hosting a booth at TCEA 2015 in Austin, open tomorrow through Feb. 6.
We’re always thrilled to be a part of this conference, but we’ve got another reason to look forward to this year’s show: We’re debuting our gorgeous new booth! Check out this sneak peek.READ MORE
Bob Campus, My Big Campus’ resident robot/mascot, talks to teachers, students and administrators all day long through his wall on MBC. (For the record: Yes, he has heard songs by One Direction; yes, he likes football, but doesn’t have a favorite team at the Super Bowl; and, thanks, he thinks his robot suit is “on fleek,” too.)READ MORE
Together, we do amazing things. That includes LightspeedConnect — our most amazing event all year!
LightspeedConnect 2015, our second annual user conference, is poised to be the best yet. But as we continue planning this year’s conference, June 22-24 in Cincinnati, Ohio, we need you — namely, your brilliant ideas.READ MORE
Safety issues like student data mining and cyberbullying are hot topics in education right now. And it’s no wonder: 95% of students have experienced or seen cyberbullying — but less than 1/3 ever tell an adult.READ MORE
Things tend to move at such a fast pace, there isn’t often time to pause and look back at progress. That’s what is nice about year ends.
2014 has been a big year for schools.
You bought more devices than ever before, you made progress towards your 1:1s (with more than 30% of districts now saying they’ve substantially implemented a 1:1) and you’re engaging students like never before with digital content and new tools.READ MORE
In 2014, student data privacy became a prime concern for global education. You know this and we know this. And we took it seriously. That is why we responded by enacting transparent and comprehensive data privacy policies:READ MORE
Last week I was at the Center for Digital Education’s DELC conference. DELC stands for Digital Education Leadership Conversation — and conversation is the key word there. The presentations, discussions, and collaborations at the event were inspiring. They were also affirming, as our vision for our Mobile Learning Essentials solution seems right on track for what districts need and where education is heading.READ MORE
Back when Google moved to encrypted search by default in 2011, it created issues for schools who wanted to restrict and report on Google searches so we worked with them to create an option to be able to redirect Google search traffic to servers that do not allow encrypted searching. By redirecting to nosslsearch.google.com, schools could filter and monitor like usual. Many schools have been using this solution.READ MORE