Join the Filtering Revolution! Get Relay for Every OS Now

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After months of testing, pilot studies, and rigorous feedback processes, Relay‘s Smart Agents are here! We’re happy to announce Smart Agents for Windows, Mac and iOS are in general release.

This means you can deploy Smart Agents to your Windows, Mac, iOS and Chrome devices now. The best part? Because Relay lives in the cloud, school districts can set it up quickly — in as few as 15 minutes.

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Make Classroom Management Easy. Attend Our Webinar!

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How are your teachers managing student devices in the classroom? Can they easily they see who’s working, who needs help, and who is off-task? Do they have access to automated teaching assistance, with easy teacher-to-student messaging, insights and access controls? Are you leveraging the latest in artificial-intelligence technology to improve learning outcomes at your school?

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16 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Web Filter

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Thinking about purchasing or renewing a web filter? Before you do, make sure you get the answers to these top questions.

1. Does it filter all devices? How does it filter iPads?
Your network has a mix of devices and you need a filter that can handle them all. Otherwise, you’re adding complexity to your daily routine instead of simplifying it.

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Your Top Questions About Relay Smart Agents, Answered

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What are IT’s biggest challenges with filtering today? Last week, we hosted a special webinar on the future of filtering. Here’s what attendees said are their biggest filtering headaches:

– 64%: filtering SSL traffic
– 56%: filtering social media and video
– 44%: filtering multiple device OSes
– 22%: managing filtering hardware

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3 Ways Lightspeed’s Classroom Stands Out in K-12 Ed-Tech

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Classroom learning and device tech are evolving faster than ever. Now, it’s essential to empower teachers with advanced tools and solutions to monitor class activity and keep students engaged.

Lightspeed Systems Classroom, now available for Chrome OS, represents a step up from current device monitoring tools by effectively measuring student productivity with machine learning.



Artificial intelligence isn’t the only thing that makes Classroom stand out. Here’s what sets Classroom apart from other classroom management solutions, according to our friends and partners at Amplified IT.

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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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Parents Want to Know What Their Kids Are Doing Online. Here’s How to Keep Them Informed

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Happy new year from Lightspeed Systems! It’s just the beginning of 2018 and we’re ready to share a major new feature release in Relay.

Many schools we work with express a need to send parents high-level student activity reports — but they want to make it easy, too. With some other solutions, generating reports for parents can be a time-consuming task; although making this data available to parents is important, it can detract from IT’s other, day-to-day responsibilities. We’ve solved that problem, giving you the ability to give your parents information without overloading your busy staff

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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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