Our Newest Partner: Clever

April 19, 2016
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Todd Schwartz, Education.com Co-CEO

This morning, I received an alert from the bank about a suspicious transaction. I immediately went to log into my online account, but I couldn’t remember my password. Because I change passwords so frequently out of paranoia, I was locked out.

Most of us use logins for everything. For online banking, food delivery, retail, streaming music... the list goes on. We all know the drill. Type in the wrong password, request a new one, go to email to confirm, use your childhood phone number as the new password (again). Times have changed, and we can no longer afford to use the same password over and over again.

Even more than the average person, teachers need to easily access all the utilities they use in the classroom. Clever, an educational platform for teachers, has taken this challenge on—imagine that.

Today, we announced a new partnership with Clever, and we think you’ll love them. If you’re a teacher and you haven't heard about Clever, you probably will soon. As we’ve all seen, there are seemingly an unlimited number of new learning applications available for teachers to use in the classroom. This is a good thing, right? Potentially. New technologies also come with challenges—especially if you’re dealing with sensitive student data. Keeping track of all those URLs, apps, usernames, and passwords takes time. The Clever team realized these challenges, so they developed a platform where educators can easily choose applications and learning tools that support their teaching needs while eliminating the challenges of accessing them in a secure way. And it's very simple. Districts can keep track of what applications teachers in the school system are using, and individual schools can approve applications and products for use by teachers and students. No brainer, right?

Education.com aims to be everywhere teachers, parents and homeschoolers look for educational resources online—including in the tech systems schools and districts use most. Between our more than 2.5 million U.S. teacher members and Clever being used in 1 in 3 domestic schools, it was a very natural fit. So for us, it was an easy decision to put the Clever login right next to our own.

So if you’re a teacher and your school isn’t using Clever yet, talk to your principal about getting it in your district. It’s a great tool, and now you’ll be able to log in with your childhood phone number just once.

About the Author

Todd co-founded Education.com in 2007 with the goal of providing parents and teachers with high quality educational resources.

Todd previously served as Executive Vice President of the IPG Media Search Marketing Services unit, where he built the team and developed a plan to consolidate the holding company's search engine marketing practice, offering tools and services to all IPG agencies. Prior to IPG, Todd co-founded and launched directMASS, a search engine and interactive marketing firm, and Rotomedia, a small advertising sales startup. Before directMASS, Todd served as Director of Sales for Ask Jeeves in the New York City office, where he helped propel the company into a market leader position.

Todd received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland and has served as an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University. Todd currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

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