The Surprising Added Safety Feature on My Big Campus

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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.)

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Coming to LightspeedConnect 2015? Present and Your Registration Is Free!

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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.

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The Big Lightspeed Systems 2014 Recap and 2015 Plans

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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.

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Our vision for the future: four things I know

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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.

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Update on Google Encrypted Search

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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.

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What is NPS and why should you care?

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What would you tell your friends?

More than 5,000 districts use our products so we know you like us. But what we want to know is: do you really, really like us? Not just Would you use our solutions? but Would you recommend our solutions to your friends? So to figure this out, we track something called a Net Promoter Score.

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My Big Campus to the Rescue: 5th Grade Math

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Margo-MathAs a parent, you’re always learning. And not just about how to be a better parent or who the latest pop singer is, but also about all the stuff your kids are learning in school. The posts have already been popping up in my social media feeds: parents confused about their kids’ math, complaining about CCSS, not sure how to help with homework or even why the kids have to learn this stuff if the parents never use it in their own lives.

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