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How CTE Programs Help Students Prepare for the Real World

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is helping high school students graduate with better preparation for the future of work. As companies demand more technically proficient employees in every area of their businesses, learning those skills through a CTE program makes students more competitive in the workforce. Why Are CTE Programs So Beneficial? CTE programs move […]


School Passport Engagement: Empowered Education

Global Grid for Learning (GG4L) is pleased to announce a new module within School Passport called Engagement. Engagement is a module within School Passport that measures all online reading, learning, and engagement. Without this layer, educators are in the dark. School Passport Engagement breaks down all engaged time by website, app, program, subject area, and […]


8 Options for Student Information Systems (SIS) for K12

Managing information in the K-12 education environment is a monumental task. It’s made much easier with the right student information system (SIS) in place. An SIS is a tech solution for schools that tracks and manages student data, much like a CRM. It can be used by administrators, educators, parents, and even the students themselves. […]


Manage Covid Testing and Reporting Securely with CrisisGo’s Safety iPass – Free for Schools through School Passport

One of the biggest challenges school administrators face this year is how to manage health safety. There are many moving parts in tracking students. From managing vaccine status to contact tracing, every step must be done with student data privacy in mind. CrisisGo Safety iPass – Sophisticated Health Protection for Schools Appropriate for schools of […]


SchoolTube is the Video Sharing Platform for K-12 School Districts

The majority of teachers now share videos with their students to augment classroom teaching. Video use also runs the spectrum of district operations for training and communications. Districts and schools across the US are safely supporting teacher, student and administrative video creation, hosting and sharing needs with SchoolTube – now available via GG4L’s School Passport iPaaS […]


Prepare High School Students for the Future Workplace with Coursera

In addition to a widening skills gap, there is already a shortage specifically in the technology sector – and that shortage is continuing to grow at an alarming pace. In order to address this growing concern, GG4L has partnered with Coursera to bring courses to K-12 schools for the first time. Coursera’s online courses can […]


Back to School: Let GG4L Do the Heavy Lifting

By the end of summer, any thoughts of vacation and rest will be set aside for anyone working in education. Teachers will be preparing to come back to the classroom. Administrators will be finishing up with hiring and planning. And school IT leaders will be trying to make sure everyone has what they need to […]


Advantages of Data Interoperability for Digital Learning Platforms

The proliferation of technology in classrooms has been one of the vital themes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 74% of school districts used more than 26 types of EdTech platforms and products by the end of 2020. Since these platforms do not link to each other, it results in a complicated ecosystem for teachers and […]


10 Student Data Privacy Measures Districts Can Implement Now

Student data privacy is one of the most crucial aspects of educational management. Every school administrator, IT leader, and educator must ensure that student data remains safe. There are specific guidelines that govern how, when, and what student data schools are allowed to share. There are also federal requirements requiring schools to allow parents to […]


Open Standards and Interoperability Reduce Risks to Student Data Privacy

GG4L is proud to help pioneer the effort to make open standards the norm in educational technology. To facilitate this effort, GG4L joined in with other contributing IMS Global members to sign the Standards First pledge. “The Standards First Initiative validates our strategic direction. As an industry collaborative for data exchange between schools and EdTech […]


Data Security: Why It Matters for Students

Students begin sharing data with schools before they are even conscious of the fact. Parents fill out forms to enroll students in school from the minute they begin preschool. Unfortunately, students are often the last to know what information has been shared and the first to be impacted by any kind of breach or cyberattack. […]


Data Security: Why It Matters for Parents

Imagine you send your child to school and the information you complete in order for the school to enroll your child is used to track their habits and build a profile on them that allows marketers to target them, not now, but in the future. Would you feel invaded and uncomfortable? There are risks. For […]


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