You may have a class, a group or an individual learner who would benefit from being able to have instant access to certain Clicker Sets as they are working.
For example, you might provide a word bank or a writing frame that pupils can open without having to navigate to where these have been saved.
A really easy way to do this is by using Clicker 7’s Favourites tool. If Clicker 7 is installed on your network it doesn’t matter which computer a pupil goes to, their User Preferences and their Favourites will be saved centrally.
In this example, I have set up a class on the Quick Start screen for my ‘Higher ability’ group.
To the left, you’ll see the yellow star which is the Favourites button.
When pupils in the ‘Higher ability’ group click on this, they can immediately open particular resources I’ve added for them.
I have downloaded four word banks to help extend their vocabulary and encourage them to be a little more adventurous in their writing.
These four are all ready-made Clicker Sets I’ve simply downloaded from LearningGrids and saved.
This one provides great alternatives to the overused word ‘said’.
So, how do I add Clicker Sets to their Favourites?
Whether it’s a Clicker Set I’ve created or one from LearningGrids, I first need to ensure I have saved it. To do this, go to the Clicker Set ribbon tab, and select Save Clicker Set As. The ‘Higher ability’ group folder will open automatically in the Save Clicker Set dialog and you can save the resource in it.
Now, still on the Clicker Set ribbon tab, go the Favourites tool – the yellow star on the tool bar. You will now be able to click ‘Add current Clicker Set to favourites’. Note that, bottom right, I can see the name of the class, group or individual I’m creating a favourite for.
I have repeated this with the other word banks too.
The predictor will now include words from the word banks they are using!
You can have more than one resource open at a time. Each pupil can flip back and forth between any of the resources just by clicking on the tabs along the bottom.
Now when this group starts working they can access these from the Quick Start screen. Or, if they are in the document, they simply go to their Favourites star on the Clicker Set ribbon tab and they will see them all listed there too.