Over the past year, Clever has been working to move closer to our goal of creating and nurturing a truly diverse and inclusive company. As we said last year: “We know a lack of diversity is not a problem that can be solved, but rather a mission for equity that requires constant vigilance.”
Since we embarked on our mission, we invested time in understanding where we stand and where we can improve. Then we published this data in a series of blog posts focusing on our current numbers, survey pedagogy, and ways we’re working to move the needle on equity in our corner of the world.
At Clever, it’s important we always use a “privacy by design” approach when releasing new features. In other words, we want to design our products with privacy in mind from day one—and on equal footing with core considerations like usability.
We’re proud to announce a new platform for district leaders and application partners to share their successes and challenges with others like them. Many of the districts and applications we work with express to us that they wish there was a way to connect with other Clever users, find answers to questions more easily, and […]
It’s that time of the year again in education. Students around the country are enjoying the final moments of winter break, giving teachers and administrators a few quiet moments to wrap up next year’s lesson plans before school bells ring again. For us at Clever, as we prepare for the year ahead, this time of year is also a time of reflection. As I reflect on 2016, I would like to offer our thanks to the students, teachers, administrators, and application developers who are powering the movement to improve learning outcomes and make education technology work in the classroom.
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 apps, it doesn’t matter how many implementation experts you have. If you’re asking bandwidth-challenged district IT teams to use manual data processes, your on-time launch is in jeopardy. Those IT teams will forgive you – but your actual decision makers in curriculum will remember this when it comes time to renew your contract.
As school sessions wrap up for this semester, we have a few updates for our users to check out during break—including our new universal SSO release, the Clever community, and district profiles for applications.
The semester is coming to a close and districts should ensure that they are well-positioned to begin the new school year. To make sure you’re ready, we created this Semester Rollover guide, that ensures you take all the steps you need: Review shared data Add new applications Plan spring pilots We also created this handy […]
This week, we announced the ability for students and teachers to log in to any application through Clever. Even for applications we don’t roster with, we can build you a connection in just a few days. Watch the recording of our webinar on instructions for how to set up universal single sign-on for your district, […]