With the universe of high-quality, effective K-12 learning applications as wide as it’s ever been, schools are adding new apps at a rapid rate. But for all of the benefits these resources have in the classroom, they’re not particularly interoperable, so stitching it all together into a manageable system is presenting some challenges for schools. To get a sense of the issue, let’s consider a holiday tale about me and Mark Zuckerberg.
For Alexander Hamilton, it was the duel on the bank of the Hudson river. For Wyatt Earp, it was the OK Corral. And for the Chicago Cubs, it was a rainy November night in Cleveland. “Shootouts” aren’t just an old west thing. The term can apply to really any head-to-head competition in which the contestants have one chance to outdo each other.
For the most recent edition of Mozilla’s excellent series of SF Privacy Labs events, guest host Vivienne Pustell wanted to try something different. She wanted to turn the Lab’s lens to the world of K-12 education for a change – particularly the way that education technology companies build data privacy protections into their products. The […]
Back to School is usually a time of excitement and joy over reuniting with friends and the rush of new school supplies. For some though, it can be a time of dread. This is especially true for those of us in the technology industry, as we prepare for the multiplying effect of new school integrations […]
Jen Medbery, CEO of school behavior management software Kickboard, and Clever’s own Dan Carroll shared stories at SxSWedu about their starts and offered advice to today’s teachers who want to raise the game of education.
Educators from all over have descended upon Austin, Texas to immerse themselves in the various topics of innovation in learning. Here at the convention center on day one, the buzz in the halls is all about Temple Grandin’s keynote ‘Helping Different Kinds of Minds Solve Problems.’
A year ago, Clever was a 40-person team working with 31,000 K-12 schools. There were about 100 learning apps on the Clever platform then. Fast-forward to today, and Clever is 100-people strong! Now we’re helping 50,000 schools (more than a third of the K-12 schools in the country) connect with more than 200 of the best learning apps around.
As I type ‘Silicon Valley diversity…’ into a Google search bar, guess which word the search engine suggests next? ‘Problem.’ But what about diversity solutions? That word doesn’t come up as a suggestion at all – and comes up less than it should offline as well. That’s why Clever is so proud to announce our support – and commitment – to a great step in the right direction.