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June 4, 2021
Educator Spotlight: Kristin Ortiz
Educator Spotlight: Kristin Ortiz

 

Kristin Ortiz is a second-grade teacher at Dora L. Small Elementary School in South Portland, Maine. When she first starting using Lightspeed’s Topcat instructional audio system, she thought it was just a way to help project her voice so that students could hear clearly throughout the classroom. She quickly found it was a way to better connect with students, something that is crucial to learning.

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February 11, 2021
“Full range” of audio makes hearing easier, focuses learning
“Full range” of audio makes hearing easier, focuses learning

Simi Valley Unified School District first tested Lightspeed’s Topcat instructional audio system at an elementary school serving deaf and hearing-impaired students, but quickly realized the system had much broader impact. 

 

“There’s a tremendous benefit to all of our students,” said Jennifer Goldman, principal at Mountain View Elementary School.   

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August 27, 2020
5 Considerations When Creating Outdoor Classrooms in COVID-19 Era
5 Considerations When Creating Outdoor Classrooms in COVID-19 Era

Even before the COVID-19 era, getting children outdoors on a regular basis was recognized as contributing to the students’ mental health, happiness and overall well-being, in addition to high student engagement and test scores, especially as more people live in urban communities.

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August 10, 2020
Overcoming Listening Challenges of Reopening Schools in COVID-19 Era
Overcoming Listening Challenges of Reopening Schools in COVID-19 Era

Educators, school administrators and others providing services in schools face new challenges as schools plan for classrooms that can pivot between remote and in-person learning, as well as hybrid models to keep classroom populations low. Likely measures, including masks worn by both educators and students and physical distancing minimize the risks of COVID-19 transmission, but pose additional barriers to learning.

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March 17, 2020
Key Considerations When Sanitizing Your Classroom Technology
Key Considerations When Sanitizing Your Classroom Technology

A critical element in any effort to minimize the spread of germs is cleaning and disinfecting shared items regularly. In schools, electronics are some of the most shared objects. Here are some key considerations and recommendations for sanitizing your electronic devices. 

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