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Giovanni Albanese

Staff Writer

Giovanni Albanese Jr. is a staff writer for the Center for Digital Education. He has covered business, politics, breaking news and professional soccer over his more than 15-year reporting career. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Salem State University in Massachusetts.

Identity and access management of users in K-12 districts, including students, teachers and administrative staff, can have many benefits in terms of cybersecurity and time saved creating and deleting profiles.
Scirra’s Construct 3 software allows middle and high school students to create 2D and 2.5D mobile and online video games. The tool is used in over 400 U.S. schools across 48 states, and other classrooms worldwide.
The state of Arizona mandates the retention of historical records for centuries, leading the state Department of Education to partner with data backup company Veeam and rewrite some old applications.
The charter school organization was awarded a $4 million Education Innovation and Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education early last year and launched a pilot program at a handful of high schools.
Online learning platform company Clever surveyed nearly 4,000 administrators and teachers throughout the U.S. and found that while the two sides differ on many topics regarding cybersecurity, they agree on the solutions.
The Lakota Language Consortium released a new edition of its dictionary in an overhauled mobile app intended for use in Lakota reservation schools, as well as schools with a large Lakota community.
A lab at Georgetown University that focuses on education finance has looked into how school districts have spent Elementary and Secondary School Emergency funds and found labor accounts for most of it, with a small percentage going to tech.
Experts in the ventilation industry say that bringing in air from outside through a filtration system is still the best way to improve air quality in schools, which studies have shown can affect student performance.
According to the nonprofit Internet Safety Labs, most ed-tech software tools share student data with third parties, in many cases without user consent, and schools should treat data privacy as an enterprise IT problem.
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the International Society for Technology in Education, two nonprofits concerned with curriculum and ed-tech innovation, respectively, intend to improve student learning and engagement by working together.