Project Unicorn is an educational initiative that strives to improve data interoperability in K-12 education. The initiative continuously works on determining shared priorities and forging partnerships between school systems and vendors. The team has compiled a list of 10 questions that decision makers and technology purchasers for schools and districts should ask vendors before deciding on a product.
How does your product allow me to import, export, or synchronize information? What types of information can I transfer and in what format?
Does your product have a data standard such as Ed-Fi, IMS Global, or Access 4 Learning?
Do you adhere to secure student data privacy policies? Are you a signatory of the Future of Privacy Forum Student Privacy Pledge?
Has your development team received training about data privacy and security? Does your architecture support student data security?
How does your application architecture support scalability to provide fast response times to high volume and product usage?
What is the process for incorporating your product into our curriculum? How will we implement the new workflow with this product?
May I reach out to customers who have incorporated your product into their curriculum to ask about their experience?
Does your product rely on research to demonstrate impact and inform product improvement?
If we choose not to continue with your product, what would happen to our data?
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum invites teachers and students to participate in “Anniversary in the Schools,” a freewebinar commemorating the seventeenth anniversary of 9/11. The webinar, broadcast from inside the 9/11 Museum, connects students and teachers from around the world with museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration.
The Future Ready Librarians initiative is intended to raise awareness among district and school leaders about the valuable role librarians can play in supporting the Future Ready goals of their school and district.
Expand your skills in instructional design and learn to evaluate the impact of technology on learning. The educational technology programs offered online through Penn StateWorld Campus, in collaboration with the College of Education, can help you incorporate the use of technology and the internet to more effectively engage learners and improve the quality of their learning experiences. Courses are taught by the same faculty who teach in residence. The Education programs have been consistently ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Choose from the following programs:
Masterof Education in Learning, Design, and Technology. Graduate Certificates in e-Learning Design; Educational Technology Integration; Teaching and Learning Online in K–12 Settings.