Who’s Winning the Device Wars? Here’s Our Take

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The device wars are heating up in education. On Tuesday, Apple announced its new iPad, complete with Apple Pencil support and a special discount for schools. Almost simultaneously, Acer announced its first Chrome OS tablet. Recent reports show that Microsoft devices are on the rise in education, too.

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15 Things Teachers Can Do With Lightspeed Systems Classroom

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It’s not enough for schools to buy devices for their students; you also need to make sure students are using them properly, and to advance their learning. But a classroom management app that allows teachers to view student screens isn’t enough. They need help monitoring student devices so they can spot students who are getting off-task or are struggling to keep up with their peers.

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Keeping YouTube Safe: How to Ensure Your Students Get the Best Content (And Not the Rest)

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YouTube has long been a challenge for K-12 learning. Despite the endless educational content that is beneficial for a K-12 learning environment, there lurks a threat of inappropriate videos that range from mildly distracting to bizarre and very disturbing.

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Cyberbullying Is a Growing Threat in K-12 Schools. Here’s How to Stop It

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This month, in conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month, Lightspeed Systems is raising awareness about a critical issue impacting students around the world: cyberbullying. As the leader in K-12 web filtering and mobile device management, Lightspeed Systems is proud to empower IT and teachers with the tools they need to track digital learning and keep children safe.

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7 Ways to Get More From School Chromebooks

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My kids are fortunate to be part of a tech-forward district with, among other things, a 1:1 Chromebook initiative. I hear their stories of how the Chromebooks are integrated into lessons in class throughout the day. My middle schooler is even able to bring her Chromebook home at night. I know this access has given them new skills and new ways of learning and I’ve seen first-hand how it has advanced their engagement and  ability to use technology in meaningful and persuasive ways. (When we try to decide where to order take-out dinner, they often create presentations with Google Slides to persuade me to their choice ☺)

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Why Our Solutions Aren’t Just for School IT Departments

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Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been building smart solutions for school networks — helping IT keep their networks and their devices safe and easily managed.

But, over the past decade, more and more school technology has moved out of the server room and into classrooms. This digital transformations is one of the most exciting opportunities to engage and teach today’s students.

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