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It’s Back to School Time: The Digital Transformation of Education

Teachers and students are headed back to the classroom, but what that looks like varies from school to school. Schools have undergone significant shifts in the delivery of instruction to include virtual, digital and blended learning. What was achieved under extraordinary circumstances last Spring has been refined and reimagined for the start of the school […]


GG4L is Pleased to Announce it has Received IMS Global OneRoster 1.1 Certification

GG4L Connect has been IMS Global Certified to meet the OneRoster standard for securely sharing class rosters between systems. Specifically, GG4L Connect supports, REST Data Consumer Rostering Core, CSV Rostering Export Bulk, and REST Data Provider Rostering.  Having this certification is important as we partner with other IMS Global certified vendors. The certification enables vendors […]


COVID-19: The Impact on EdTech Purchases, Interoperability, and Onboarding

We recently moderated a panel to discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on EdTech purchases, interoperability, and onboarding. If you were unable to join the webinar live, you can listen to it here. The panel members included Joe Fives, Director of IT for Kansas City (KS) Public Schools; Rob Abel, CEO at IMS Global Learning […]


3 Big Edtech Deals This Week

By Kevin Hogan  May 1, 2020 The Global Grid for Learning is leading the 1 Million Devices fundraising campaign that aims to match corporations, foundations and individual philanthropists (including parents) with K-12 schools serving economically challenged communities, whose students are being forced to study remotely from home due to school closures caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many of […]


Teaching During COVID-19: The Challenges with Assessment

Teachers all over the country have risen to the extraordinary challenge of transforming their lessons into a comprehensive virtual education. Using tools like email, Edmodo, and Zoom, along with EdTech solutions from many of our partner vendors, teachers have made the best of a difficult situation. GG4L has been in the midst of it all, […]


GG4L’s Safer Schools in America Grants Making a Positive Impact in US schools

In just over one year since its launch, the GG4L “Safer Schools in America” grant program has proven successful in supporting school safety initiatives and in improving the use of technology at schools across the country. As the cost of technology continues to rise, the grant program provides much needed assistance to schools in their […]


Announcing GG4L’s Catalyst Program for EdTech Vendors

We are excited to announce the new GG4L Catalyst Program is now available for any EdTech vendor. This Program will allow global EdTech Solution Providers to to leverage GG4L’s Connect Platform for roster data sharing, single sign-on, improved data governance and expedited customer on-boarding, without an upfront annual membership fee through a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) monthly pricing […]


New EdTech Vendors Complete SSO and OneRoster Integration with GG4L Connect

GG4L is pleased to announce that Read Seed, Academic Window and E4Effort recently completed Single-Sign-On (SSO) integration connectors for School Passport. Additionally, aGoodCause, Anexandra, CompuClaim, E4Effort, LightSail, Read Seed, SpartPass and Textbook Tracker have completed roster data API integration with the GG4L Connect platform.


The Role of EdTech in Physical Health & Wellness

How can technology improve our ability to provide a safe school, viewed through the lens of physical health and wellness?  Our children are the future, and in order to ensure that students are able to learn and engage in the classroom, we need to focus on physical health and wellness.


New EdTech Vendors Join the GG4L Community

GG4L is excited to welcome our new partners who have joined our collaborative since the last newsletter. These EdTech vendors bring a wealth of experience in the Education marketplace and solutions that line up with our strategic initiatives.


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