What is the App Store?
The App Store is a place for District Admins and School Tech Leads to browse, evaluate, and shop for new applications. Each app detail page in the App Store surfaces detailed information about the application, as well as helpful insights about how an application in the Clever Library is being used by teachers in the district. The App Store is superpowered by data and insights from the Clever Library: Teachers install Clever Library apps, write reviews, share with other teachers, and now, send a request to their administrators to purchase a Clever Library application.
In the App Store, district administrators and school tech leads have full visibility into the adoption and usage of edtech applications.
What is a teacher purchase request?
A teacher purchase request is a short write-up from a teacher explaining why an upgraded version of an app would help them teach. Teachers can choose to request upgrades in the Clever Library. Clever alerts school tech leads when a teacher in their school(s) requests an upgrade. Clever consolidates these requests in one place to help district administrators keep track of the apps teachers want to upgrade.
To facilitate high-quality purchase requests, teachers may only request applications they’ve used in the Library. We also prompt teachers to write their thoughts on the following:
- How are you using this resource today?
- How has it impacted your students?
- How would an upgrade support your instruction?
How do I view these purchase requests?
View in your dashboard: View purchase requests by visiting the App Store in your dashboard. You’ll see a high-level banner when there are new purchase requests that you have not viewed before. You can also see requests for individual apps by visiting their detail pages in the App Store.
Get notified by email: If you’ve visited the App Store before and your school district has fewer than 50 schools, you’ll also receive an email from Clever notifying you of each individual purchase request from teachers.
Who can see these purchase requests?
Clever Admins and District Curriculum Leads can see these purchase requests in the App Store. School Tech Leads can see the requests from teachers in their assigned schools.
*Clever Help Desk users are not alerted by email.