Lightspeed Press Room

Why I Love My Job

by Sonja Parks, Camille Cavazos, Raven Ham, Timothy Fung, Caroline Messenger, and Bryan Flaig

Featured in eSchool News - February 14, 2018

Just in time for Valentine's Day, five educators share the source of their educational passion. Every February 14, millions of couples gush about why they love each other. Since this is the season for proclaiming passions, we asked six educators a simple question: "What do you love about teaching?" Here's what they said.

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4 Ways Technology Can Improve SEL Skills

by Howard Vogel, Dr. Shelley Margow, Andy Plemmons, and Jude Miqueli

Featured in eSchool News - February 1, 2018

Here are some best practices for teaching the social-emotional skills students need to connect with their peers, their teachers, and the wider world.

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The Biggest Lessons Librarians Learned in 2017

by Robin Glugatch and Andy Plemmons

Featured in eSchool News - December 12, 2017

For the sake of our students, we must embrace the changing role of the school librarian. 2017 was a year filled with makerspaces, student engagement, personalized learning, and more. Here, two seasoned librarians shed light on their biggest lessons learned in 2017 and look forward to the up-and-coming trends for the new year.

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3 Ways to Use Video for Training

by Andrea Friend

Featured on SmartBrief - November 14, 2017

Apps like Snapchat, Facebook Live and others have made video a routine form of communication. And now, more teachers are bringing video into their classrooms to support development and instruction. Here are three reasons why you should consider doing the same.

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5 Collaboration Tools Teachers Shouldn't Live Without

by Stacey Ryan

Featured in edtech digest on November 2, 2017

Connected educator month just happened, but in reality, the connecting never ends. A 7th-grade math educator shares the tools she uses to stay connected with fellow educators, experts, and her students.

 

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A Pennsylvania Elementary School Works to Eliminate the Fear of Public Speaking

When teaching the 21st-century skill of communication, many schools focus on reading and writing, but spoken communication is just as important to students’ success in school and in life. Glossophobia, the fear of public speaking, affects 75% of our population. In some cases, this fear has the power to keep students—or educators—from achieving their goals.

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2017 Readers' Choice Awards

A record number of educators weighed in on their favorite technologies in THE Journal's third-annual Readers' Choice Awards.  And they were clear about who their favorites were.  Lightspeed was selected as the Platinum Award winner under Favorite Classroom Audio Distributions/Sound Enhancement System.  

 

 

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Math Teacher: These are "My Tech Essentials" for formative assessments

Previously featured on eSchoolNews - October 5, 2017

Part of preparing students for the real world is teaching them to collaborate and problem-solve while working with others in small groups.

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School Leaders Reveal the Common Sense Keys to ELL Success

Previously Featured in eSchoolNews - September 18, 2017

Two educational leaders share their districts’ strategies for supporting ELLs; specifically by meeting ELLs where they are.

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4 Reasons to Incorporate Video PD in Your Classroom

Previously featured in simpleK12 - September 8, 2017

Have you ever found yourself saying, “I just wish you could have seen and heard the student’s conversations for yourself?” Video PD is changing the way teachers engage in peer-to-peer collaboration, and how schools conduct teacher assessments.

Here are four reasons why teachers are latching on to this new concept:

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