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Brett van Zuiden

Clever Badges move student privacy and security in the right direction

By Brett van Zuiden on

As an education technology company, our priority is to build products that allow teachers and students to be their best. We’re humbled to do work that can impact the lives of millions of people. But with that gift comes great responsibility, which is why we’re committed to the protection of student data and privacy.

This issue became especially important when we started working on Clever Badges, our new product that makes it easier for K-2 students to login and access all of their learning applications.

Training the trainers: Preparing for personal development

By Brett van Zuiden on

It feels like Back to School was just yesterday, but with the new year, it’s already time to start looking ahead to one of the most critical things applications can do to ensure success in the classroom—Professional Development (PD).

Clever is excited to help apps plan now for how to best support new themes that will be on teachers’ minds for the 2016-2017 school year. Let’s take a look…

Complex topics explained simply: Hashing

By Brett van Zuiden on

Why is it that websites require you to *reset* your password instead of just reminding you what it is? After all, they check your password when you enter it, can’t they just look it up? It turns out they can’t actually – websites don’t know your password and instead use a technique called “hashing” to check if what you log in with matches what you set when you created your account.