The Clever Library is a place for teachers to discover, learn about, and adopt new resources for their classroom. Resources in the Library can be added to a teacher’s Teacher Page for easy access by students and teachers.
As a district administrator, you can recommend particular resources to your teachers, promoting them in the Library and encouraging teachers to adopt them, and you can also block resources if necessary.
To recommend resources, go to the Library page of the Clever Dashboard under the Portal heading.
Your recommendations will be highlighted with your district’s branding, so in order to recommend resources we suggest adding a district abbreviation. Choose an abbreviation that will be recognizable to teachers - for example, Clever Unified School District might use the abbreviation “CUSD”.
Recommend a resource by searching for it by name. We also encourage adding notes to your recommendations to highlight to teachers why and for what purpose a resource is recommended. You may also delete a recommendation at any time.
If you’d like to recommend a resource that is not yet in the Library, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and URL so that we can create the appropriate entry.
How Recommendations Appear to Teachers
Resources that are recommended will appear front and center when a teacher visits the Library.
When a teacher visits a recommended resource, your recommendation and associated notes are featured prominently.
If there are particular resources that your district prohibits, you may also add them to a block list. For instance, if your district firewall blocks specific websites, you may block them in the Library as well. Blocking a resource will remove the resource from all pages where a teacher is browsing resources.
If a teacher searches for or tries to install a blocked resource, they will be shown the message below explaining that the resource is blocked, along with any editors’ notes that you add explaining your rationale.
Note: Blocking a resource does not prevent teachers or students from going around the safety of the Clever Portal and accessing the resource directly.
To edit the list of resources blocked in your district, go to the Settings tab of the Library, and click “View Block List.” Blocking a resource requires a note explaining why the resource is blocked, which will be shown to teachers when they search for or try to install a blocked resource.