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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 […]


Data Security: Why It Matters for Schools

Student Data Security is in the News Recently, the Buffalo, New York school district was hit with a cyberattack. They were forced to close schools for the day, but the ramifications of the attack are much more serious. And, Buffalo is only the latest in a string of incidents impacting schools across the nation and […]


Bridging the Skills Gap Starts in High School or Sooner

According to the World Economic Forum’s Closing the Skills Gap 2020 report, “42% of the skills demand for jobs across all industries will change between 2018 and 2022.” The rapidly transforming skillset that will be in demand within the next few years must be addressed now – and one way to do that is by […]


Trends in K-12 Education Technology

Schools are supposed to prepare students for the future. But what if your school is trapped in the past? Every year, education trends shift and evolve as schools attempt to provide a better learning experience for students. Your own school has two choices here: to evolve or be left in the past! Wondering what the […]


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