Recently I visited Massachusetts for a few school visits and an Assistive Technology Expo for Boston Public Schools.
The Assistive Technology Expo for Boston Public Schools was organized for district staff interested in learning more about assistive technology within the classroom. Many of the people who attended wanted to see how Clicker 6
, and the Crick Apps
could support their students.
The Clicker Apps
were a huge hit! Attendees were very impressed at how intuitive they were to use and appreciated the built-in features that allow them to easily differentiate the activities for their learners of all ability levels.
We were also part of the scavenger hunt at the AT Expo; everyone had to name two literacy supports within the Clicker Apps. Lots of options, so no one had a hard time naming two. Most people put down more than two – speech support, word prediction, word banks, picture banks, picture support, built-in recorder, etc.
While I was in the area I was able to spend some time with a Speech-Language Pathologist from a nearby school who has been using Clicker Books extensively within her classrooms. It was great to see how effective Clicker Books has been for her students, who cover all ability levels. She stated it was very easy for her students to pick up using Clicker Books. A few of her students who previously had trouble putting simple sentences together, are now creating Clicker Books with 15 pages or more!
I also had the opportunity to present the Crick Apps to a Special Education Department at a local school district. I showed them all five of our Crick Apps; Clicker Sentences
, Clicker Connect
, Clicker Docs
, Clicker Books
, and the WriteOnline App
One staff member had a little experience with Clicker Books, but was shocked by how much more potential the app has for her students when she saw my demonstration. She was very excited to show her fellow staff members and students how much more they can do within the Clicker Books app.
None of the staff members had seen Clicker Connect; all of them were very pleased to see the in-cell picture support with a built-in media library!
It was a great visit to Massachusetts - I got a lot accomplished in the few days I was in the area, and everyone was thrilled with the products that Crick Software has to help support their students!