The Problem Today

How do you measure edtech adoption by “clicks” and “engagements”?

U.S. K-12 school districts are spending an estimated $14B annually for software and digital content, but school officials have been unable to measure if resources are used, and exactly how much they’re used, if at all. Some relied upon data provided by the software and content publishers, who have a vested interest in showing their software is being used. Others have tried products that measure “engagements” that are simply hit counters. True Device Use Analytics gives you cumulative time-on-task data for all resources actively used. Based on aggregate data collected from some of our initial school districts, here’s a glimpse of how paid resources are actually being used by students.



Student accounts with 0% active use



Student accounts where active use was <= 10% of target benchmark



Student accounts where active use was between 11-75% of target benchmark



Student accounts where active use exceeded 75% of target benchmark

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Some Words From Industry Leaders

Even the most effective learning resource is useless if students aren’t actually using it. PAPERbasket solves the missing link to give real, accurate data to know when and if resources are being used

Kathy Hurley, CEO, Girls Thinking Global

Schools often lack the very resources to facilitate change management. PAPERbasket helps schools make efficient use of their IT resources and gives school leaders the knowledge they need to make positive change.

Tom Greaves, CEO, The Greaves Group

Two of the seven Project RED Key Findings are:  1) Properly implemented technology saves money, and 2) Daily use of technology delivers the best return on investment (ROI). PAPERbasket provides data that can aid schools in making sound IT decisions and ensuring effective use of IT resources. The reporting feature gives district officials granular information for analysis and financial projection.

Leslie Wilson, Project RED co-author and former CEO, One-to-One Institute

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2018 Best New Product WinnerCome see for yourself. Sign up for an online demo today and see how PAPERbasket can help your district quickly save thousands or even millions of dollars in edtech licenses and subscriptions.

First, we are the only company that has developed a method for distinguishing active vs. inactive use, helping schools get a more accurate picture of real usage. Second, while other companies attempt to collect data on the server or cloud level, and others only rely on data from select web site publishers, each method leaves major gaps in the total use picture. Some companies may offer local tracking on Chromebooks, but are unable to distinguish active use, making it difficult to assess the validity of your data. PAPERbasket is the only company that collects active use data on the device level across multiple operating systems.

EdTech Digest, in naming us the Best New Product, describes us as “…a small dedicated group of edtech veterans huddled for schools and came through with a unique solution that peers behind the curtain for a much clearer view that helps make every edtech dollar count.

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