Fast Insights for Education Leaders Short on Time


Evaluating tech solutions in the age of ESSA

There are only so many hours in a day, and evaluating technology in the age of ESSA can quickly spiral out of control and become a full-time job for leaders tasked with investing in evidence-based solutions for their district. Simply put, there’s so much happening in the world of ed tech, it’s hard to keep up. Still, ESSA ties federal funding to accountability plans so the onus is on you to exercise due diligence.

There’s no shortage of research studies and white papers, only a shortage of time. So, how do you explore your options without getting overwhelmed by the data? It’s a little like the old proverb: “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”

Investing in the right tech is a big responsibility. We recommend you start by consuming small, snackable facts. They’re easier to digest and you can down a couple in one sitting without feeling like you need a nap. To that end, we’ve created a series of two-minute videos — each tackles a different part of the DreamBox story clearly, succinctly, and oh-so quickly. You’d be amazed at what you can learn about Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ in a minute and forty-eight seconds.

As the school year winds down, take a few minutes now to get up to speed on the latest in digital learning with our self-guided video tour. You can view three of our most popular video shorts in less than six minutes. There’s also an hour-long recorded demo that you can watch on-demand and share with others on your team.

In the end, you’ll still have to do your homework and read the studies, but this allows you to quickly get a handle on the basics. After all, if you’re going to eat an elephant, you want to be sure to taste it first. Bon appétit.