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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How to Get the Most out of Your Lightspeed Systems Web Filter Today

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It’s hard to believe that summer is halfway over. For many school districts, August is a critical time to ensure your network and one-to-one deployment are ready for a flood of students and administrative staff members eager to kick off the new school year.

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See Our New Processes in Action at the Dev Hub

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At Lightspeed Systems, our goal is to continue learning and evolving the capabilities of our technology to meet your unique needs in K-12 filtering and mobile device management. The landscape of ed-tech is changing faster than ever before, and schools need to have the ability to meet their new challenges.

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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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10 Questions You Need the Answers To

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From a high-level overview to a drill-down into details, your school web filter should offer easy access to information about web activity — so you can manage your network, adjust policies, re-educate abusers and more. Lightspeed Systems Web Filter was designed so that IT can get quick answers to whatever you need to know. Here are just 10 examples.

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Calling All IT Pros! Take Our Survey and Win an iPad

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Lightspeed works to solve IT problems in schools around the globe. And we want to bring you content — presentations, Knowledgebase posts and everything else — that helps you solve your top challenges.
Please take this quick survey so we can prioritize that content, efficiently delivering the resources you want and need most. As thanks for your feedback, you’ll be automatically entered to win an iPad.
Got any more great ideas for how Lightspeed can better serve you? Tweet @lightspeedsys with the hashtag #solvedIT.

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Get Tips for Improving Your School’s Mobile Program (You Don’t Even Have to Leave Your Desk)

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Whether your district has yet to implement a mobile learning program or you need fresh ideas on making yours better, it’s always enlightening to hear how other schools are using and managing mobile devices.

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