Madison, WI. January 11, 2021
The PreK–12 literacy resource TeachingBooks announced today a new partnership with Clever, the most widely used single sign-on (SSO) portal in K–12 schools nationwide. All of TeachingBooks’ resources that bring books and reading to life will be freely available to all educators in the Clever Library, a catalog of high-quality digital resources that teachers can deploy to their classroom within seconds.
With Clever Library, educators easily browse learning applications by subject or grade level and read peer reviews. In just a few clicks, teachers safely install applications for students—and districts see what resources have been installed, who’s using them and how frequently they’re used. TeachingBooks complies with Clever’s Universal Data Sharing Agreement, a set of security, privacy, and compliance practices designed to protect student data.
TeachingBooks is an equity tool that strives to empower every reader to…
- Connect deeply with a book
- Gain new insights and understanding from the author
- Thoroughly experience the joy of reading
Approximately 50,000 schools and libraries currently offer this literacy program about children’s and young adult books to everyone in their communities. Sign in. Look up favorite books. Enjoy this new offering in the Clever Library.
“We’re delighted to be instantly connecting teachers, students and families directly to resources that deepen and joyfully enrich reading”, shared Ray Roushar, the Director of Operations and Business Development at TeachingBooks. “Partnering with Clever is exciting, and we look forward to giving our free version of this service to all teachers that use and enjoy children’s and young adult books.”
“With Clever Library, educators can easily discover innovative learning resources like TeachingBooks” says Michelle Lu, Library Product Manager at Clever. “With just a few clicks, students can securely log into TeachingBooks seamlessly within their Clever Portal to begin reading.”
TeachingBooks is a “one-stop-shop” of 230,000+ vetted digital materials about children’s and young adult books to excite students about reading and support your instruction. Special collections include a Diverse Books Toolkit, Library Programming and Collection Analysis Tools, Hands-Free Book Browsing, Virtual Teaching Ideas, and more. Statewide access is currently licensed for schools in California, Texas, Nevada, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, New York, and the province of Alberta.
Clever is on a mission to unlock new ways to learn for all students. Already used by more than 65% of U.S. K–12 schools, Clever brings all applications into one secure portal and provides single sign-on for everyone in the district. With the leading network of digital learning providers, Clever makes school more engaging, personalized and fun. Founded by educators and technologists passionate about improving education, Clever is based in San Francisco, California. For more information visit clever.com.