Natasha Husein

Free online writing and grammar activities for students with Quill

By Natasha Husein on is a non-profit organization that produces free online writing and grammar activities for students. Quill is not designed to replace teachers, but rather to allow teachers to meet students where they are in terms of skill level. Not to mention, it saves teachers from countless hours otherwise spent on creating and grading grammar worksheets. […]

Make SSO your superpower

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Everyone in education is buzzing about single sign-on (SSO). District admins know they need it, and teachers and students want to benefit from quick and easy logins to all of their digital learning resources. However, even though the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) listed SSO as the “most-implemented interoperability initiatives” in 2017, a report one […]

XtraMath is now available in the Clever Library

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Clever is excited to announce a partnership with XtraMath, the online application that helps students improve their fluency with basic addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Traditionally this has been taught with worksheets that require substantial time for preparation and grading, and still leave many students behind. Many of the computer-based programs disappoint teachers due to […]

Fun, Engaging, Collaborative Challenges with Classtime

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Classtime— new in the Clever Library— is a digital teacher’s assistant with lessons and materials designed to motivate and engage students. As a web-based platform Classtime works on any device, and its real-time feedback lets teachers monitor participation and progress of each individual student. Classtime has a large collection of fun collaborative challenges. Each challenge […]

8 Netflix-app pairings for your winter break

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This winter break, we encourage you to relax and spend some time binge-watching Netflix before heading back to second semester (and also make sure to make human contact with your friends and family). Here are our suggestions for what to watch, and the corresponding apps you can get for free in the Clever Library while […]

Address intervention needs with digital resources

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As a teacher, you’ve seen the difference a successful intervention plan can make. You know that interventions can be an important part of primary education. But you also know that designing custom lessons often requires two of your most valuable resources: time and money. The Clever Library helps you save both with free apps that […]

Engaging enrichment apps in the Clever Library

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Students love enrichment activities. In fact, teachers do, too! They give much needed breaks from more rigorous lessons and provide opportunities for students to really engage and stretch their creative minds. But planning enrichment activities takes time- time that can’t be taken away from planning and teaching core curriculum. The Clever Library solves this challenge […]

Over 500+ apps to discover, try and adopt

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As a teacher, you might be looking for fresh new ways to engage your students. Whether you need to provide interventions to struggling students, look for exciting enrichment activities, or delve into 21st Century skills, coming up with new ways to teach can be difficult. So, where to begin? Now you can start with the […]