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  • We have a new section on our website that we are very excited about – Clicker 6 and the Common Core State Standards. The page explains how Clicker 6 aligns to Language Arts standards and links to a comprehensive PDF guide that cross-references specific Common Core strands with Clicker 6 resources.

    Here is an example from one section in the guide:

    Keep an eye out on our blog for more detailed information about this from our Curriculum Team!

  • Back to School and Need a Clicker Refresher?


    Are you back at school and need a little refresher on how to access the powerful supports of Clicker 6? Did you know we offer Online Training?

    Online Training is a great way to get a refresher on Clicker 6 as well as learn something new for the new school year.

    We provide a great range of free Clicker 6 support materials on our website, but for those of you who would prefer an in-depth session with one of our Clicker experts, online training is a great option.

    Many schools find these sessions to be a very cost-effective way to get every staff member on board and ensure that their investment in Clicker has a significant and sustained impact on literacy standards across the curriculum.

    A one-hour live online training webinar for your staff is available at a cost of $150 per hour. Simply log on using the details provided and one of our Clicker trainers will share their screen with you. Once your session is scheduled, the trainer will contact you to ensure that the training is tailored to the needs and objectives of your school. We can also provide hands-on, face-to-face training at your district or school. The cost includes training for up to 30 people and covers using all of the main features in Clicker 6.

    If you are interested in finding out more about Clicker Online or On-site Training, or would like to schedule a session, please call us at 1-866-332-7425. Alternatively, you can email your interest to USinfo@cricksoft.com.

  • New School Year


    Welcome back after the summer break! Hopefully, you’re feeling refreshed and ready to face the challenges of the year ahead. We’ve got lots of useful resources to help you and your students get back into the swing of things this September and make a great start to the new school year.

    Young learners will love our new resources about Pam’s School. Featuring brand new, beautifully illustrated pictures, children can read and write sentences about the places and people in Pam’s school. It’s an ideal resource for students who are just starting school this year. Why not use the Quick Page Writing Book Wizard in Clicker 6 to help older students create a book about their school? They can record, add their own words, and even add their own paintings or photographs of their classroom, school, and friends. Get them to share their books with the class or even with younger students in the school – it’s a great way to encourage confidence and presentation skills.

    Sticking with the theme, students can read, write, and talk about the School Day, Getting Ready for School and Traveling to School. We also have a range of differentiated resources to help students record their personal goals for the year ahead and to consider appropriate classroom rules – now is the perfect time! Use the search term “school” to find a range of more resources on this topical theme. And don’t forget, as with all of our LearningGrids sets, it’s easy to make changes and personalize the resources, making them relevant to your students and your school.

  • Starting A New School Year


    As a new school year begins, you may need to transfer some or all of your software licenses.

    Schools often refresh their computers over the summer vacation. Computers are often wiped and reinstalled, with older ones being retired from service. Sometimes, there may even be new computers to incorporate!

    Clicker 6 and WriteOnline are licensed per computer. During installation, an activation process allocates a license to the computer. It remains linked to that particular computer unless you request to transfer it.

    Therefore, if your computers are wiped or reimaged, you can reinstall the software to the same computers again, without needing to transfer the licenses. Instead, they will continue to use the same licenses.

    However, if you wish to reallocate your licenses to a different set of computers, the procedure is:

    1. Uninstall Clicker 6 / WriteOnline from the original computers.
    2. Contact us via phone or email to confirm the uninstall has taken place.
    3. Supply your registered serial number and the number of licenses to transfer.

    If you have an Unlimited Site License of Clicker 6 or WriteOnline, you can install to any number of school computers, so there is no need to transfer licenses.

    Please feel free to contact us with any questions about licensing.

    Email: support@cricksoft.com

    UK Phone: 01604 671691 (Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm GMT)

    US Phone: 203 221 2697 (Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm EST)

  • Back to School with Clicker Speaking Activities


    Clicker offers a great way for your students to introduce themselves to you, their new teacher - they can record information about themselves which you can listen to with the children or privately.

    One way of doing it is to use a Talk About activity. To set this up you add a photo of each child to the wizard, which automatically sets up a recording page for each picture. Children then record using the microphone button attached to their photo.

    Another way is to use the book making template. Each child has their own page, and takes his/her own photo using a web cam before recording.

    Whichever you choose, the activity is open-ended – you may want the children to give you a mini-autobiography, you may want them to talk about their summer vacation, their interests and hobbies, or about their ambitions for the year. Whatever the topic, children can spend time rehearsing and recording and it gives quieter children the opportunity to be heard too!