by Matthew Lynch - August 7, 2017
The Tech Edvocate is pleased to produce its “Trailblazing Companies in Edtech” series. This series profiles the top edtech companies in the world. The Tech Edvocate’s editorial team has exhaustively researched companies in the edtech space to create this series. To frame our methodology, we decided to define the term edtech company broadly. In this series, you will find start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as perennial juggernauts, etc. who are transforming the edtech space as we know it.
The companies that we chose are all active in the area of edtech, doing something influential in edtech, well-known throughout the edtech landscape, and making an impact globally. We are excited to witness how these companies continue to change the world this year, and we are anxious to see who will stand on the shoulders of these giants, and as a result, become the next company that we profile in our series. In this installment of “Trailblazing Companies in Edtech,” we will profile Lightspeed Technologies.
Company Description: Lightspeed is dedicated to improving teaching and learning with award-winning classroom audio solutions. Our passion is to improve the listening and learning environment for every child. Lightspeed believes technology should strengthen the connection between teachers and students, and enhance daily instruction. Lightspeed classroom audio systems are designed to engage the whole classroom, activate group learning and promote growth and collaboration during professional development.
How They Are Transforming the EdTech Space: Lightspeed is focused on helping educators effectively use classroom audio systems to enhance instruction and improve student achievement. Lightspeed’s Access Technology products are wireless, easy to use, and engage the whole classroom by providing clear, low-volume, highly intelligible sound that is evenly distributed throughout the classroom. The company’s newest product line, Activate, promotes a collaborative, student-led learning environment. Activate features two-way interactive pods that provide direct insight into conversations happening in small groups and double as handheld microphones. The Activate App captures video and allows users to push the content to a cloud-based video storage platform used for collaboration and growth within individual learning communities. The app is ideal for professional development, strategy-sharing, or showing evidence of student achievement.