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Whatever Your Role, CatchOn Empowers You to Make Data-Informed Decisions

Explore the following use cases to learn how CatchOn improves app management for you and your team.

Curriculum Instructor

Alice Smith

CHALLENGE:

Application Renewal Time

Curriculum Instructor Alice Smith has purchased two mathematics applications to help seventh grade students. She has tested out the application across all sections. Now she needs to determine efficacy and whether or not she wants to renew her license.

CatchOn Helps: Using CatchOn, she finds that the applications had different results with different students. One app worked much better with students who came into the school year requiring remediation, while the second app helped overperformers advance even more quickly. CatchOn has now empowered her to feel confident renewing both apps, each with half as many subscriptions as before.

Chief Technology Officer

Morgan Jones

CHALLENGE:

The Digital Divide

CTO Morgan Jones just left a meeting with Superintendent Susan Osborne. They have been reviewing their remote learning plans and are concerned certain students may not have consistent Internet access.

CatchOn Helps: Leveraging CatchOn, Morgan is able to easily run a report detailing usage at the student level as soon as the semester begins. After one week, she is able to see which specific students are only engaging sporadically. She is then able to circulate this report with her teachers and identify which students are possibly being left behind due to lack of home Internet access.

Principal

Janet Swanson

CHALLENGE:

Setting the Class Schedule

For Principal Janet Swanson and her puzzle-oriented mind, setting the class schedule is normally a joy. But this year will consist of both remote and hybrid learning and is rife with unknowns.

CatchOn Helps: Fortunately, Principal Janet Swanson used CatchOn and its student level-data all of last school year, including the last two months that were completely remote. She is able to look back at those two months and see which students engaged at what times. This allows her to better tailor her schedule to align with the optimum engagement patterns of her students.

Professional Development Coordinator

Pat Mayberry

CHALLENGE:

Matching Need with Training

Professional Development Coordinator Pat Mayberry wants to align professional development curriculum with courses that will directly, positively impact subject matter instruction, particularly with students who have fallen behind.

CatchOn Helps: CatchOn’s student-level data reporting lets Pat quickly discover which applications helped underperforming students throughout the district in the prior year. She can then make these applications the focus of district-wide professional development.

Teacher

Mr. Chung

CHALLENGE:

Keeping Kids on Course

Mr. Chung knows Jamal is a whiz kid at chemistry. But writing, not so much. This doesn’t really make sense because Jamal is so studious. What is happening?

CatchOn Helps: In real time, CatchOn offers Mr. Chung reporting that lets him see inequities in learning application engagement. He sees that Jamal spends 75% of his engagement time in the Chemistry app. Unfortunately, he only devotes 10% to his assigned writing lessons. Now Mr. Chung can work with Jamal to better manage his time and not fall behind in writing.

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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. An easy way to keep your roster always up to date is by doing a regular SFTP Export from your SIS or utilizing CatchOn’s new OneRoster API connector. You can implement this using the instructions in the “Deploy CatchOn” section of our help content. As always, if you need assistance, please let your Customer Success Manager know, and they will be happy to schedule an appointment with you. You may have also heard the exciting news that the CatchOn Class-Level Module is now included in the standard CatchOn subscription. To obtain class and section-level data, a roster exported in the IMS Global OneRoster Format is required. If you are currently utilizing our Lite Rostering format and would like to transition to OneRoster, please let your Customer Success Manager know. Agents Districts across the country have purchased thousands of new devices to assist with eLearning this fall. CatchOn customers should make sure our agent is installed on the new devices before distributing them to students to ensure valuable data is captured. Most MDM setups should automatically include CatchOn based on how the agent was originally pushed out, but it never hurts to double check. The CatchOn team is available to assist with agent deployment if needed. Application Licenses For many of our CatchOn customers, July 1 is the renewal date for most of their education software purchases. To gather Return on Investment (ROI) and more detailed usage analytics in My Apps, these new licenses should be entered into CatchOn. For renewals, instead of editing your previous license and extending its expiration date, we recommend adding a new license. This allows you to see your renewal history for all of your apps inside of CatchOn. Approved Applications Last spring, CatchOn introduced the public facing approved applications site. This allows you to share with your stakeholders the applications you have vetted for student data privacy, academic rigor, and approved for usage in the district. Updating this list can be an easy way to make sure technology expectations are effectively communicated to teachers and families. Scheduled Reports We know that with the difficulties facing school and district leaders right now, remembering to log in to CatchOn can take a back seat. We do have automated email reports that can come weekly or monthly, giving you insight into application and device usage in your district. You can also send these reports to any email address you want, regardless of if they have a CatchOn account. Reports can be for the entire district or for specific campuses, so this is a great way to give principals information around device and application use for their teachers and students. You can set these up in the reports tab of CatchOn. Schedule a Data Review If you would like to discuss any of these points, need assistance, or would like training for new members of your team who would find the data in CatchOn useful, you can schedule a Data Review with your Customer Success Manager using the following links: • Schedule with Caitlyn • Schedule with Craig We are grateful for all of the hard work educators are putting in right now, and the CatchOn team is ready to support you however we can.
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