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Back to School Tips from GG4L

The calendars flip to August and suddenly, there is a flurry of activity at every school. While students might be squeezing in their last lazy days of summer, teachers, counselors, school administrators, and IT leaders are busy preparing for students to return. In some areas in the south, that’s as soon as the first week […]


Cyber Criminals Leverage PII to Target Schools

Districts around the country are being targeted by sophisticated cybercrime operations that are using personally identifiable information (PII) to target schools. Threats coming from Russia and from within our own country have compromised schools and districts throughout the U.S. The Threat Landscape Has Grown Since the Pandemic Districts were already well under way in digitizing […]


Career Readiness with Coursera

The number of skilled technical jobs that need to be filled are rising quickly, and there are simply not enough well-trained people in the labor pool to fill the open positions. It is incumbent upon schools to prepare students by providing career readiness skills so that graduates enter the job market with the skills needed […]


5 Ways to Protect Student Data Privacy When Shopping for EdTech

As we look forward to a new school year, one of the exciting aspects of being a school IT leader or district administrator is choosing new edtech for your school. Each year, as data gets more relevant and precise, it’s easier to identify gaps in curriculum. Combined with feedback from educators, shopping for edtech products […]


Attendance Solutions for Virtual and Hybrid Classroom Environments

Since the pandemic, the ability to effectively track student attendance and engagement in virtual and hybrid classroom settings has been a challenge. While you can compel a student to log in or show up for a Zoom session, how do you really measure how much time they’re spending on their pursuit of education when they’re […]


Tips to Boost Reading Engagement

As educators, one of the most powerful impacts you can have on students is to turn your students into lifelong learners. Lifelong learners start as engaged readers. So how do you develop a lasting interest in reading in your students? And, how do you boost reading engagement? It’s Not What They Read One of the […]


Don’t Become a District Vulnerable to Ransomware

Is your school district vulnerable to ransomware? Vulnerabilities are everywhere, including your employees who may inadvertently click a link or open a file that puts your network at risk. But there are many ways to reduce a district’s vulnerability and prevent ransomware attacks. Schools Are a Target According to EmiSoft’s State of Ransomware report, 88 […]


Strengthening Student Engagement

As an educator, strengthening student engagement is always top of mind. So finding a tool that is deigned to give you X-ray vision into what your students are reading, studying, and actively learning about online to help you achieve the goal of strengthening student engagement would seem like a miracle. But that miracle really exists […]


Investing in Cybersecurity with Rising Digital Threats

The pandemic caused schools around the country to swiftly adopt technology. Even schools that were already making the shift toward buying new edtech products were forced to rapidly speed up that adoption process. At the same time, cyber criminals have increased both the velocity and the sophistication of their attacks against schools. These attacks have […]


Cybersecurity Training for School Staff Can Reduce Security Risk

The number of cyberattacks against schools continues to rise. Just recently, the personal data of 820,000 students was compromised in New York City. Demographics about students, including their names and addresses, were accessed by the hacker. This is only the latest in a long line of attacks on schools, and cybercriminals show no signs of […]


How to Select EdTech Solutions for your School

For district IT leaders, the thought of vetting, selecting, and implementing new educational technology can be the stuff of nightmares. When you’re choosing new edtech for your school, it needs to meet so many different criteria: The edtech must have a purpose within your curriculum It must be cost-effective The solution must meet your minimum […]


Transform Learning through Engagement

In the world of remote and hybrid learning, measuring student engagement is the key. Virtual and hybrid learning have been like a dream for many students, thriving on these new learning models. For other students, it’s more like a nightmare, either from a lack of technology in which to participate, or because they may lack […]


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