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Clever and Nearpod Announce New Partnership


SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Clever, the most widely used single sign-on (SSO) portal in K–12 school districts, and Nearpod, the award-winning interactive student engagement platform, today announced a new partnership. Now, users can easily access Nearpod products directly from their Clever Portal, saving teachers valuable instructional time.


Over half of U.S. K-12 schools now use Clever to simplify and secure login to digital learning applications for students and teachers. With this partnership, teachers have faster access to Nearpod's thousands of ready-to-run lessons and interactive classroom activities with a simple and secure single sign-on.

"Nearpod excels at creating impactful learning opportunities through innovative content," said Anne Murguia, VP Marketing at Clever. "We're thrilled to partner with Nearpod to deliver a delightful and engaging learning experience in classrooms everywhere."

Nearpod's classroom model promotes a more inclusive, more engaging classroom edtech experience. Teachers can find or create lessons, select from a rich set of interactive activities, and see immediate student responses and assessment reports. Teachers simply launch lessons from their own digital device (computer, tablet or mobile device) while the Nearpod platform synchronizes the lesson to students' individual devices in real-time.

By partnering with Clever, Nearpod furthers its mission to provide educators with the resources they can use to immediately impact student engagement in the classroom and transform teaching.

"As more classrooms integrate technology to personalize learning and increase student engagement, it's crucial to provide a simple and secure way to access these resources," said Rajeev Arora, Chief Marketing Officer  at Nearpod.  "Our partnership with Clever will allow teachers to seamlessly access Nearpod without missing a moment of learning time in the classroom."

About Clever
Clever was founded by educators and technologists to speed the adoption and impact of learning applications in the classroom. Now, more than 50% of U.S. K-12 schools use Clever to deploy leading software applications and provide a secure, personalized learning experience for teachers and students. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Partners, GSV Capital, and Y-Combinator, Clever is based in San Francisco, California. For more information visit

About Nearpod
Nearpod is an award-winning edtech company creating engaging classroom experiences. The company, recently named EdTech Digest's Company of the Year, gives K-12 teachers ready to run lessons created in partnership with leading brands like Common Sense Education, PhET and the Pulitzer Center and is actively used by 60 percent of US school districts. Nearpod works with any classroom technology from tablets and smartphones to laptops and Chromebooks and helps districts understand trends and meet curriculum goals. Beyond classroom instruction, the company revitalizes teacher development through Teacher Professional Learning curriculum that cultivates classroom-changing strategies for educators. To learn more visit:


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