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CatchOn How-To: Professional Development Opportunities With CatchOn

Which Applications Need PD Support?

CatchOn’s My Applications tab is a great starting point for analyzing application usage for which you may want to consider PD opportunities. At the top of this list, you can filter both by tags (including your assigned district tags) and categories. For example, if your curriculum team is planning Math PD, they can consider math applications to add to the training.

After applications are selected, the Usage Trend Graph can give you a quick overview of unique users for these applications over any time frame for as long as you have been collecting data in CatchOn. You can even break down usage at different campuses in your district to determine if you should only offer PD to teachers at certain schools.

Along with My Applications, creating a custom dashboard focused on applications you are monitoring for PD purposes can be helpful.

To create a new dashboard, click the “Create New Dashboard” button in the top right corner of the dashboard page, and then populate your dashboard with any of CatchOn’s widgets to give insight into usage around the district. If you would like assistance with creating dashboards, please contact your Customer Success Manager who is happy to assist.

Remember that all of CatchOn’s widgets can be exported as an image file, pdf, csv, or to Google Sheets so you can easily include the usage data in your PD slide decks.

Finally, don’t forget to monitor CatchOn after PD is complete to see how training impacts usage in the new school year.

Invest Wisely

Evaluate software renewals with actual usage and financial data, not surveys.

Detect Trends

Discover what free or unknown apps are being used.

Manage Subscriptions

Manage licenses, costs, ROI, and renewals from an easy-to-access dashboard.

Inform Training

Identify gaps in usage by tool to create targeted professional development and training plans.

Student Data Privacy

Diagnose applications vulnerable to student data privacy policies.

Improve Usage

Review important classroom apps to ensure they are being used effectively.

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Even in February, many school districts are beginning budget-planning conversations for the following school year. To make sure your district’s budget has room for the right technology tools, plan to spend some time inside of CatchOn to analyze usage, ROI, and alternative applications that can potentially be purchased at a lower price.
How To
The trending apps section of CatchOn is one of the most popular features of the platform, and one all users will want to check in on regularly to identify applications used in your school district whether or not you have purchased licenses.
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