Lightspeed Press Room

Pilots let Districts Test-drive New Tech Before Large Investments

by Becky Oristaglio & Nadine Aitch

Pilots are a great time to find out certain products are not right for a school community or provide a foundation for a successful tech initiative. Starting small means only the teachers who are most enthusiastic about a certain new technology will be able to use it.

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A Tale of Two Pilots

Choosing hardware or software for an entire school district is a momentous decision, so it only makes sense that districts across the country are choosing to pilot products before signing on the dotted line. Here are two case studies of how carefully planned and executed pilots helped districts make informed choices—and improve teaching and learning.

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ISTE 2016 Best of Show from Tech & Learning

The following products are the winners of Tech & Learning’s annual ISTE Best of Show Awards. Products were submitted and anonymously evaluated by Tech & Learning advisors. The judges rated their impressions on a sliding scale, then met to decide on which technologies could have the most impact in the classroom and deserved to be named Best of Show. Congratulations to the winners!

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Flexcat Audio System Wins Tech & Learning's Best of Show at ISTE 2016

A panel of educators honors Lightspeed Technologies’ classroom audio system designed for small-group learning and professional development.

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The Edvocate: Hearing is Believing

A year-long study reveals how the Flexcat classroom audio system helps teachers reach difficult students, monitor small groups, and manage project-based learning.

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Lightspeed Technologies Unveils Three New Features of Flexcat for ISTE 2016

The Flexcat classroom audio system now has expanded coverage, Whisper Coaching, and a new iOS app, making it a powerful tool for teachers and their mentor.

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The Learning Counsel: Anytime, Anywhere Access to Learning

Dr. David Haglund is the Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services at Santa Ana Unified, a Southern California district.  In this interview, he discusses how he and his team are guiding the district through a transition to digital curriculum with the goal of "ensuring that all students have access to technology-enabled learning resources at school and at home.

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6 Features to Factor: Voice Amplification Systems

by Chrissy WInske

Most K-12 technology managers understand the value of having a projector or a computer in the classroom, but the importance of sound quality may not be so obvious. If audio is not adequately distributed and amplified within the classroom space, students in the back of the room will not have the same learning experience as those in the front of the classroom, causing those children to miss part of a lesson. Purchasing a voice amplification system for your classrooms can eliminate inequities due to audio.

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Lightspeed Technologies Expands its Leadership Team

TUALATIN, Oregon (May 25, 2016)­­ — Lightspeed Technologies?, the provider of classroom audio technology that inspires powerful communication, collaboration and classroom insight, today announced the expansion of its executive leadership team. The company promoted David Solomon to Executive VP & General Manager, Shaun Fagan to Director of Product Marketing, Tony Zeikle to VP of US Sales, Reid Hansen to Regional Sales Manager, Steve Mefford to Regional Sales Manager for the Central Region, and Carolyn Hollowell to Director of International Markets and E-Commerce Sales.

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Tech & Learning: Turning Tears Into Joy

How can a teacher help a third grader go from crying daily during writing time in September to happily publishing more than her peers in January? Simply by giving her access to the instructional technology she needs.

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