Finding effective lesson hooks

By Natasha Husein on

The first few minutes of class can make or break your lesson, and a hook is key to ensuring that your lesson starts off right. A great hook piques student interest in the topic of your lesson and cultivates their curiosity. However, finding an engaging and relevant lesson hook can be difficult and time-consuming. First, […] partners with Clever

By Natasha Husein on

tYping. Wait, Typing. It’s one of the most important, fundamental skills to succeed in the 21st century. But it’s not a skill people pick up naturally; learning to type takes time and practice! That’s why Clever is excited to announce a new app partnership with makes learning to type easy and fun. Its […]

Get Essential Resources for Teaching in the Digital Age

By Natasha Husein on

Common Sense Education supports K–12 schools with free, high-quality, and research-based resources for teaching in the digital age. Students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. The Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum, now with all new lessons for grades 3–8 and more to come, […]

XtraMath is now available in the Clever Library

By Natasha Husein on

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

By Natasha Husein on

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 […]

Clever partners with Hour of Code

By Aneri Shah on

Clever is proud to be a partner in the 2016 Hour of Code  for Computer Science Education Week: December 5-11! The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching over 100 million students in over 180 countries. It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the […]