Lightspeed Digital Insight to Provide K–12 Districts with Real-Time Ed Tech Usage Visibility and Control
- By Kate Lucariello
tech company Lightspeed
Systems has launched Lightspeed
Digital Insight, a new cloud-based tool that gives
K–12 districts a complete view of real-time information about ed
tech usage, both on and off campus, the ability to act quickly to
protect privacy data, approve or deny apps, track costs, and more.
Digital Insight’s dashboards show data on:
Student, campus, and district level real-time ed tech usage;
Policy scanning for compliance with industry standards such as
1EdTech badging and the Student Data Privacy Consortium;
All approved and unapproved apps, and the ability to review any for
decision-making. This list can also be shared with parents,
teachers, and the public;
Consolidated usage data for and access to a 5,000-app NCES (National
Center for Education Statistics) curriculum content library for
Federal spending for Title I and ESSER (Elementary and Secondary
School Emergency Relief) funding that administrators can share with
departments for budget collaboration.
Digital Insight will work on iPads.
reports can be restricted to relevant personnel such as principals,
the company said on its website.
most districts, our use of educational apps exploded two years ago
and now we’re faced with a monumental task of maintaining data
security, conducting reviews and approvals, and ensuring curriculum
quality, with even fewer staff resources,” said Eric Hileman,
Executive Director of Information Technology Services for Oklahoma
City School District. "The visibility, control, and context
provided by Lightspeed Digital Insight makes it possible to do that
at scale and still have the time we need to support our teachers and
Digital Insight is powered by Amazon Web Services and built on the
foundation of CatchOn,
a product acquired by Lightspeed Systems in January 2022.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.