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The CatchOn Difference

CatchOn helps schools turn data into cost savings and better learning outcomes

The Challenge

Without insight into their technology investments, districts cannot be sure they are maintaining data security, efficiently allocating resources, protecting student privacy, and offering the best possible education opportunities. Knowing which apps and online programs are actually used is therefore mission-critical for educators.

The Solution

CatchOn, an expansive data analytics tool, offers educators total visibility into their district’s technology use. To leverage the power of data for everyone, CatchOn also provides an easy-to-use dashboard that can be customized to meet the varied demands of different roles in a district. For instance:

  • Senior staff can generate usage trend reports
  • Curriculum administrators can see which apps teachers are using and which perform best
  • CTOs can collect the data they need to make informed decisions about technological investments
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District voice:

Suzy Brooks, Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools

“We’re a small district, only 1700 students, and we’ve only been collecting this data for one school year. But already, this data has helped us plan to let go of a few tools at the end of the year and will save us $7,600 next year. That more than covers the cost of CatchOn. And it’s not just about saving money; this data helps us adopt new digital tools. It shows us new tools teachers are using and tools popular among a certain grade level or at a certain school. That’s powerful, and it’s good for our kids.”

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Data Privacy and Learning Impact Outcomes

CatchOn has found that in a typical district, only 6% of apps in use have been approved. Compounding the problem, the number of unknown apps in use in a given district is, on average, fifteen times the total number of apps thought to be in use.

So, with more than 500,000 educational apps on the market, a tool like CatchOn is needed to ensure students are using apps that comply with the district’s student data privacy policies. Additionally, CatchOn shows administrators which apps teachers are using, enabling them to observe correlations between student performance and usage.

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Return on Investment

CatchOn helps districts save money by providing them with the data needed to evaluate their KPIs and receive real-time insights regarding EdTech investments. By tracking actual app usage, districts can also reduce waste by purchasing only the number of licenses that are actually required.

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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How CatchOn Can Help You Analyze Device and Application Usage
CatchOn utilizes the roster you upload to identify the campus, grade, course, and sections of a user, so keeping your roster updated is important for making sure your data is accurate. This is most true at the start of a new school year when there are changes in student grade levels as well as staff transitions.
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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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In 15 minutes or less, you can! Districts that implement CatchOn typically discover 10x the number of applications they thought were in use throughout the district.
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