We’ve just launched another Clicker App – Clicker Connect
With Clicker Connect, students choose words and phrases from a grid or a series of grids to compose coherent pieces of writing. Creating your own Clicker Connect sets is quick and easy, but we are also starting to build up the bank of free resources for you to use and personalize for your students.
In addition to the examples that come pre-installed with the app, we have already added more sets to LearningGrids
to support your teaching on a range of subjects. With Animal Groups
, students write sentences to show their knowledge of animals and the groups that they belong to. As you’ll see in this set, pictures can be added to any cell in a grid in order to enhance students’ understanding of the text. Clicker Connect includes an extensive picture library or you can add pictures taken with the iPad camera.
With Getting Dressed
, students write a recount of a familiar event, focusing on transition words. Pictures are provided on a separate grid at the beginning of the set in order to provide additional guidance for their writing.
Many of the Clicker Connect sets, such as Chinese New Year
and Butterfly Life Cycle
, demonstrate how the app can be used effectively to create resources to support extended informational writing, similar to the writing activities of our award winning nonfiction series, Find Out & Write About
. Both of these sets are complemented by other resources on LearningGrids such as reading books in Clicker 6
and Clicker Books
. These resources, and many others on LearningGrids, can be used to support writing with the Common Core State Standards
Clicker Connect is also a great app for focusing on specific grammar objectives. For instance, with Choosing Adverbs
, students experiment and explore the effectiveness of different adverbs. And with Adding Details
, students use commas in their sentences to demarcate additional information. Simple Sentences
makes use of Clicker Connect’s “guided order” feature to reinforce sentence structure.
All of these sets, and many more, can be accessed on LearningGrids directly within Clicker Connect.