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Aaron Gifford

Aaron Gifford

Staff Writer, Center for Digital Education

Aaron Gifford has several years of professional writing experience, primarily with daily newspapers and specialty publications in upstate New York. He attended the University at Buffalo and is based in Cazenovia, NY.

After enrollment and staffing plummeted during the pandemic, Greenburgh Eleven is the only school district in the state that hasn’t submitted an instructional technology plan that would provide funding for 2022-2025.
School-approved devices in participating districts can connect to secure Wi-Fi well beyond the classroom or student homes under Kajeet's expanded partnership with eduroam, a roaming Wi-Fi service for school networks.
The funding will establish an Institute for Inclusive and Intelligent Technologies for Education on the Urbana-Champaign campus. The research focuses on non-cognitive learning skills among K-12 students.
Nonprofit OpenStax, which makes free online learning materials, has partnered with tutoring firm Scalar Learning. Enhanced algebra and trigonometry books featuring YouTuber Huzefa Kapadia will be out soon.
The two agencies, which provide curriculum for advanced high school classes, published very different policies on their websites, with one banning the use of generative AI and the other welcoming it.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany has purchased a new plasma technology tool from Oxford Instruments that could help researchers develop a computer chip containing 1 trillion transistors.
The higher ed enterprise software company Ellucian intends to expand its footprint globally through technology and sales partnerships with startups, tech giants and other players in the ed-tech space.
The Consortium for School Networking's 2023-2026 strategic plan means to involve IT leaders in curriculum and other matters, shape policy and standards for AI use, and, as always, strengthen cybersecurity.
K-12 schools and universities in several states are using gamification to teach science through virtual experiments, simulators and LMS integrations like those offered by the global ed-tech company Labster.
Pending the governor’s signature, Florida House Bill 379 will require school districts to prohibit students from accessing social media platforms during school and develop curricula on social media safety.