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How to Measure Students’ Enthusiasm for EdTech Products

As a school district, you can purchase all the edtech solutions in the world but justifying the expenditure can be difficult to do. How do you know if students are using the edtech products you buy? How do you know if it’s having the intended outcome? One of the best ways to measure the efficacy […]


Offering Industry-Recognized Credentials (IRC) for K-12 Students

The future of work is changing rapidly, and K-12 schools can offer their students the opportunity to be fully prepared to step into high-paying, skilled jobs straight out of high school by offering industry-recognized credentials through high school CTE programs. According to recent research published in the Journal of Career and Technical Education, “the number […]


How Communication APIs Can Enhance Your EdTech Platform

Student and parent engagement are key priorities for every school and educator. Edtech vendors are often seeking ways to enhance their products with communication tools. These tools make it easier for teachers to provide customized communications. It makes the solution more effective and thereby more attractive to the schools who consider them for their curriculum. […]


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 […]


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