Clicker Connect

Enable developing writers, struggling writers and English language learners to take their first steps to independent writing.

The app is a triumph because it is based on a simple idea that scaffolds independent writing kick-starts the writing process, helps children to be creative and gives them a clear sense of achievement..

- Teach Primary magazine

A perfect ‘next step’ for Clicker Sentences users, Clicker Connect provides pupils with clusters of words, phrases and/or pictures to help them build a coherent piece of text.

Designed with the classroom in mind, Clicker Connect includes the Sassoon font, speech feedback and many other child-friendly features to create an accessible and engaging environment for pupils to work in.

Develop independent writing skills

Pupils choose from clusters of words, phrases and pictures to produce their own writing. As each sentence is completed, it is spoken aloud, helping learners to review and correct what they have written.

Children can right-click to listen to any of the words and phrases in the grid before using them, providing an opportunity to rehearse their sentences before writing them.

Enhance understanding with pictures

For additional support, add a picture to any cell in your grid - over 3500 searchable curriculum pictures are included, and you can use your own from your Camera Roll or snap them straight in with the Chromebook camera. As children write, each picture goes into the document too, helping them to read back what they have written.

Personalised support for every pupil

It’s quick and easy to set up a sequence of grids for your pupils, arranging words and phrases into clusters as you go. Clicker Connect provides an extensive range of additional support options to suit pupils of all abilities – you can:

  • Colour-code words or phrases to emphasise sentence structure
  • Use Guided Order to ensure pupils work from left to right
  • Enlarge cells for extra clarity

Hundreds of free resources at your fingertips

No time to make your own? A professionally made, ever expanding bank of free learning resources is just a click away. Select ‘LearningGrids’ to access a wide range of ready-made Connect Sets created by our curriculum team – new resources are added regularly.


Easy set up

Our Chrome Apps work with Google Drive, and work both online and offline.  Whether you're a school, local authority, support service, or an individual user, the apps are easy to license and manage using your standard Google tools.

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Access Clicker anytime, anywhere

Sometimes a Chromebook is the best technology to use for a particular learning task, whereas other times a laptop or PC is the most suitable option – investing in both Clicker 7 and Clicker Connect enables you to provide a consistent level of literacy support across your school’s devices. We have also ensured that Clicker Connect and Clicker 7 are fully file compatible. This gives you the flexibility to create Connect Sets on a computer using Clicker 7 and use them on your Chromebooks, and to open your pupils' Clicker Connect work in Clicker 7.