K-12 Resources

CSPA Virtual Internship Program Provides WBL Opportunities for High School Students

As a public benefit corporation, GG4L maintains significant mission-focused initiatives to support students and schools around the world. Our primary initiative today is developing Career Readiness for students, beginning in their high school years. One of our career readiness initiatives, the CSPA Virtual Internship Program, has had a very successful first year. With more than […]


How To Roster Microsoft Secure Data Sync (SDS)

Microsoft School Data Sync (SDS) is a free service offered by Microsoft through their Office 365 for Education platform. When properly configured, it can pull in the roster data from the school’s SIS and create Office 365 groups. These groups are used for Microsoft-based educational curricula, including classroom activities done through Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Sharepoint, […]


How Can My School District Change to a New SIS?

There are many different Student Information Systems (SIS) to choose from. But what happens if a K-12 school wants to change to a new SIS? How difficult is it and what does it require?   How to Successfully Change Your SIS Changing to a new SIS can be overwhelming, but sometimes, there are cost or […]


How Do I Integrate My App or EdTech Solution?

EdTech vendors need to integrate with major SIS and LMS in order to be accessible to schools. The more accessible an edtech solution can be, the more the students and schools they can reach. There are several ways to integrate with the major platforms, which include school information systems like PowerSchool, Skyward, and Infinite Campus. […]


Report: K-12 Apps Share Student Data Nearly Unchecked

Advertisements are still making their way onto technology platforms used in U.S. schools far too often, proving a vehicle for sharing student data on social media sites, according to a recent report on K-12 product safety. The vast majority of K-12 districts, meanwhile, are not vetting all technology used by students or communicating with parents […]


What is the Difference Between LTI and OneRoster?

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) and OneRoster® are both standards used in education, but they serve different purposes. Understanding these differences between LTI and OneRoster can help edtech vendors and administrators understand how each can be used. In this article, we’ll explain the key differences between LTI and OneRoster, and how both can be used with […]


What Is Rostering all about for K-12 Schools?

Rostering is the process of exchanging data between the school and the edtech vendors with whom they contract. It’s usually a pull and push process where data is extracted from the Student Information System (SIS) and then pushed to the vendor. The problem with traditional rostering is that the data exchange adds enormous risk to […]


What is OneRoster?

OneRoster® is an industry standard format for the exchange of Student Information System (SIS) data with other systems. Developed by 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global), OneRoster gives schools and vendors a way to securely and reliably exchange roster information. It enables the sharing of class rosters, course materials, and grades between a school’s SIS and edtech […]


What is LTI integration?

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI®) is the data exchange standard that allows schools to integrate the tools and apps they use more securely. LTI was developed by 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global), a community of leaders across K-12, higher education, and edtech suppliers who are committed to building an open, trusted, and innovative digital learning ecosystem at […]


Gain Control over Who Has Access to PII Data

The problem no one talks about – the risk of traditional rostering services duplicating PII data to a thousand or more EdTech vendors is not the only risk schools are facing. The biggest risk is that PII data is proliferating at an exponential rate, and it has become more and more difficult for schools to […]


Uncovering the Risk of Unknown Technology

Unknown technology that has access to your network and your PII data is inherently risky. How do you protect your school district from threats when you don’t even know they exist? One of the biggest threats to data privacy facing schools is the unknown technology that is downloaded or implemented by educators in the classroom […]


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