How One California School District Organized and Streamlined its EdTech to Answer Key Questions on Utilization


Resting between the Pacific coast and the San Francisco Bay is Portola Valley Elementary School District (PVSD), a California district home to two schools that serve the needs of nearly 600 students. The small bay-area district aims to promote high-quality instruction and equitable learning by committing itself to providing the personalized support and collaborative learning environments that students need to succeed.

In its quest to meet these high standards, PVSD found itself asking if teachers were effectively sharing the classroom technology they were using with parents and administrators, and whether those tools were being evaluated meaningfully. In order to answer these questions, PVSD decided to examine and track its own edtech processes and procedures.

To help guide them on this path, PVSD installed LearnPlatform’s Google Chrome Extensions to track and discover the number of digital tools being utilized across the district. PVSD was surprised to find that teachers and students had accessed 791 different edtech products since the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

After realizing just how extensive edtech utilization was, PVSD selected LearnPlatform to help organize and streamline its edtech inventory and evaluation procedures.

LearnPlatform has provided a streamlined approach to vet, recommend, and create a custom library of productive and instructional-based applications for the district and each teacher,” said Jason Borgen, former Director of Learning and Innovation at PVSD. “Our community is happier... we have a transparent approach to sharing the technologies used in each classroom! LearnPlatform has provided us peace of mind and a successful return on investment.”

Read the full case study to see how Portola Valley Elementary School District utilized LearnPlatform to create its own district-wide edtech library, design teacher request workflows and implement individual teacher libraries to better share edtech usage with parents.