Lightspeed Systems and Schools: Working Together to Accomplish Amazing Things

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Districts across the country are implementing My Big Campus and changing the way they approach teaching and learning.

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The combination of the resources of a social networking program and the safety of filtered, monitored, and approved activity and content is what makes My Big Campus the perfect solution for K12 education.

Lightspeed Systems is passionate about education and dedicated to developing solutions that change the classroom culture. It is this passion that has inspired their new core focus: Together we do amazing things. This mantra encompasses their goal of working together with school districts to set new learning goals, meet those goals, and reach even higher. Lightspeed Systems is also focused on continuing to develop innovative, safe classroom technology solutions, made specifically for K12 education. With My Big Campus, the company is committed to working with schools to create mobile, collaborative, and safe online learning environments. Released in 2010 as a feature of the Lightspeed Systems Web Filter, My Big Campus is a social learning platform made specifically for K12 classrooms—providing a monitored community to teach digital citizenship, encourage creative thinking and student participation, and ensure learning is mobile.

Students are becoming more engaged and active learners with My Big Campus. They are able to extend learning outside the classroom, find and post safe videos and other resources, offer feedback, and share ideas—truly taking ownership of their learning experience. My Big Campus is allowing quiet and introverted students to find their voice and create their own digital footprint. Student participation and achievement is rising among schools across the country using My Big Campus—the ultimate goal of any district.

In their desire to accomplish amazing things with schools, Lightspeed Systems has evolved over the past few years. What started as a company dedicated to providing effective network management tools has grown into a company solely focused on transforming K12 education—improving the way teachers teach and students learn. However, the core value of the company still remains. Lightspeed Systems will always be committed to ensuring the network, mobile device, and, most importantly, student is safe.

“We became a Lightspeed customer because of their comprehensive suite of network management solutions, created exclusively for schools,” shares Scott Knuckles, Director of Information and Technology at Paso Robles Unified School District. “However, over the past few years education has been changing and the focus has been on opening up the web in a safe and monitored way. We are so fortunate Lightspeed has been with us through the change and has helped us set and meet our new edtech goals. With My Big Campus, we are excited to see our classroom culture evolve into a more collaborative environment. We also have a mobile learning program established in our district and are pleased knowing it can be fully integrated into My Big Campus. We enjoy working with Lightspeed to improve the overall education experience of our students.”

My Big Campus makes learning collaborative and mobile—but it also keeps content monitored and students safe. The innovative solution includes a shared resource library, online assessments, classroom pages for group communication, bundles to find, organize, and share standards-related content, and comprehensive policies and reporting. The combination of the resources of a social networking program and the safety of filtered, monitored, and approved activity and content is what makes My Big Campus the perfect solution for K12 education.

Joel Heinrichs, CEO of Lightspeed Systems plays a very active role in leading the direction of the company. “We are constantly striving to provide our customers with the tools they need to create safe and engaging school environments. Their expertise and feedback is our greatest asset. Working together with schools to develop and fine tune these tools is our priority. We are looking forward to seeing how schools use My Big Campus in amazing ways.”

For more information, and to become one of the more than one million users, sign up for a free My Big Campus account at

See the amazing things that are being accomplished with My Big Campus here.

About Lightspeed Systems:
To us, education isn't an industry; it's a passion. Our solutions make it safe, secure, and easy for IT staff to give users access to resources that make learning engaging, collaborative—and real.

Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been partnering with, listening to, and supporting IT staff in schools—making their day-to-day tasks manageable and their educational goals reachable. Today our solutions are used in more than 2,800 school districts for more than 9 million students. Our products have won numerous awards and our company has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies for the last five years. But more than what we've done, we're interested in what we can do, together: transform education. For more information, call 661-716-7600, or visit

Toni Frantz
Lightspeed Systems

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