Talking to schools recently, it’s obvious that there is an increasing mixture of student devices now being used in classrooms.
Technology can be very engaging for students and, when used effectively, can have a big impact on their learning.
This is particularly so for students who, for a variety of reasons, may be struggling to write.
Schools who have a range of devices are very pleased to learn that Clicker 7 and our apps for iPad and Chromebook all work in the same way, and documents and resources can easily be shared between them. Plus, all platforms have access to LearningGrids, our website for free resources!
I illustrated how this works for a school recently using the Clicker Board diagram below.
In the classroom, the teacher can use Clicker Board to both present to, and gather ideas from, the class. When it is time to do some writing, a Word Bank can easily be created from the Clicker Board that the class has helped to create.
The Word Bank could then be distributed and used as required:
In the classroom by individual students on laptops, iPads, or Chromebooks
In the computer lab where all students can access Clicker’s writing support
In the resource room where Clicker 7 can be fully personalized for individual students
At home to help with homework tasks (home user access is included if the school has an Unlimited OneSchool License of Clicker 7 or a site license of either Chromebook App)
This means that students get consistent support, such as talking word prediction and spell checking, regardless of where they are working.
No matter if they completed their work in Clicker 7 on a computer, or with Clicker Apps on an iPad or a Chromebook, the file format of the document will be the same and so it can easily be read by the teacher.
So you can decide which students will benefit most from Clicker and where it is best for them to use it. You can then make it available on the most appropriate device, whether that is a computer, an iPad, or a Chromebook.
In these examples a mixture of Clicker 7 and Clicker Apps for iPad and Chromebook is envisioned.