Lightspeed Systems Announces Winners of Together We Do Amazing Things Contest

Schools rewarded for their innovative ideas and amazing stories.

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For Lightspeed Systems, it’s all about working together: Partnering with schools to create successful learning programs—balancing the educational opportunities of increasing mobile device use with network and student safety.

Bakersfield, Calif. (PRWEB) January 04, 2013

Lightspeed Systems is pleased to announce the winners of the recent customer contest: Together We Do Amazing Things. For the past few months, schools have shared how they are using Lightspeed Systems solutions to accomplish amazing things in the classroom and their projects have been voted on by fellow educators and community members. Over 140,000 votes were tallied and the results are in!

First Place:
Amazing Things at Cumberland Middle School, Cumberland County Public Schools, Virginia ($1000)
Cumberland Middle School is using Lightspeed Systems’ collaborative learning management system (LMS), My Big Campus, to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment. With a focus on project based learning and parent involvement, students at Cumberland are being challenged and having fun in the classroom. My Big Campus is changing the culture of teaching and learning at Cumberland and the excitement is growing.

Second Place:
Virtual Training—The Technology Corner, Mecklenburg County Public Schools, Virginia ($500)
The technology staff at Mecklenburg set up a virtual staff training and professional development group on My Big Campus. Now teachers are able to access technology resources and complete training requirements anytime, anywhere.

Runners-up:
The Childhood Hunger Research Project, Park View High School, Virginia ($100)
Together We Do Amazing Things, North Central High School, Indiana ($100)
Autism Speaks…With My Big Campus, Valley Mills Elementary, Indiana ($100)
Stop using the R-word, Marshall Simonds Middle School, Massachusetts ($100)
My Big Campus: Our Ticket to Learning, South Vermillion Community Schools, Indiana ($100)

The winning projects are examples of the many ways educators and students are using Lightspeed Systems solutions to accomplish amazing things in the classroom and community.

From a high school using Lightspeed Systems mobile solution to establish an iPad learning program, to a teacher finally able to connect with her autistic student through the collaborative learning power of My Big Campus, to a classroom using My Big Campus to organize their fight against childhood hunger in their community, to three middle school students who took to My Big Campus to share their inspiring video about speaking up for those who cannot—the winning projects prove teachers and students are engaging, collaborating, learning, and making a difference with Lightspeed Systems.

For Lightspeed Systems, it’s all about working together: Partnering with schools to create successful learning programs—balancing the educational opportunities of increasing mobile device use with network and student safety. Whether it is managing iPads with an MDM solution developed just for K12, engaging students with a collaborative and safe LMS, or implementing a network filter that meets the needs of both IT staff and educators, Lightspeed Systems is committed to working together with schools to accomplish amazing things.

Lightspeed Systems would like to thank all of the schools who submitted their amazing stories. Their real-world stories of transformed classrooms, engaging learning programs, and community outreach inspired and encouraged others.

Visit http://blog.lightspeedsystems.com/amazingthings/ to check out the winning projects and see all the submissions.


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