Reviews and Success Stories
Mark Giufre talks about how Clicker Books allows students to create multi-sensory books with a variety of supportive tools.
"Clicker Books has a clean and easy to navigate user interface that offers brief
interactive tutorials right from the start. I was up in running with the app in under 30 minutes."
Jon Hickman tells us how he has been using Clicker and Clicker Books to help EAL students and learners with special needs access the science curriculum.
"I work with a student in Year 7 who has severe learning difficulties and is also learning English as an additional language. I use the Clicker Books app to create talking books containing the key information for that particular lesson or experiment – these include pictures and simplified vocabulary. He is now able to really engage with the curriculum, extract the relevant information from the books and demonstrate his understanding…"
Helene Bligh, the school’s Deputy Head and Inclusion Manager, tells us how they have been using Clicker Books and Clicker Docs to support two pupils who have cerebral palsy.
“We have used this as part of the children’s annual review meeting….by giving the children access to Clicker Books ahead of the meeting they were able to create a book with their own photos and text, and could even record their own voice. During the meeting itself, they shared their book with everyone present via an interactive whiteboard. This was such an achievement for them and lovely for both the pupils and their parents.”
Aubrey works as a speech and language therapist in Massachusetts. She is using Clicker Books with students who have significant reading and writing difficulties.
“I introduced Clicker Books to my students during their SPOT (Speech and Occupational Therapy) sessions. The students created an obstacle course and then used Clicker Books to create a book depicting each step of the course. Even though my students have significant issues with reading, writing, and formulating sentences, they were able to create this book with minimal assistance. They were so proud of what they had created and were eager to show all their classmates.”
Donna is an assistive technology specialist for the New York school district. She shares her experiences of using Clicker Books with a high school life skills class.
“One of our lower level students, who has a tremendously hard time reading and writing, took to the app like a fish in water. I was surprised and encouraged to see how engaged and excited he was, and how he was able to create something of substance… I’ve always known he has the ability to do this, but he has never had something like Clicker Books to support him to create something of such high quality.”
Reviewer Angela Moorad tells us what she loves about Clicker Books.
“After experiencing the awesomeness of the Clicker Sentences app, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try out the next step up with Clicker Books!...Overall, this is a fabulous app that is very well designed with features that will meet many special needs. I highly recommend it!”
Primary teacher and ICT advisor Mike Elliot gives his verdict on Clicker Books.
“Creating books with your own content is such a worthwhile process, and provides learners with opportunities to use a wide range of skills. This app gives children a structure to work within but also enough flexibility to produce personalised books. Clicker’s trump card is the inclusion of their word and picture bank tools to support learners further… I would certainly recommend Clicker Books for use across the whole curriculum.”