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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 […]


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 […]


Tracking Student Health with GG4L and Lumen Touch Bright Care™

Student health tracking just became easier! GG4L partners with edtech vendors around the globe to provide solutions that help schools engage with students and the community more effectively, keep student data safe, manage student data more efficiently, and support special groups with the individualized solutions they require. One such partner is Lumen Touch, whose ideals […]


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

New Challenges in EdTech for Everyone 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 […]


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