Over the last few months I have been working closely with some of our school districts who have made large adoptions of the Clicker Apps. I have had some great feedback on the ways in which they are managing and sharing the resources they have been creating for Clicker Sentences, Clicker Connect, Clicker Docs, and Clicker Books, and I wanted to share them. The screenshots in this post come from Clicker Sentences, but the procedure is identical for all four of the Clicker Apps.
File Management in the Apps
Let’s imagine that you have used Clicker Sentences to create a sentence building activity and an accompanying document for a student to write about the things they did last week:
In order to organize all the related files into one folder, locate the Sentence Sets and documents that you have created (tap on the File Explorer icon at the top left of the screen), then create a new folder (tap the ‘+’ symbol at the bottom of the screen and choose ‘Folder’):
A new folder will be created and you can rename it as appropriate – in this case we are going to call the folder ‘Jack Jones’ – the name of the student:
Next we are going to select the files we want to store in this folder, and copy them - select ‘Edit’, tap on the radio buttons next to the files you want, then tap ‘Copy’ at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the ‘Jack Jones’ folder to open it, and then ‘Paste’:
Organizing your files into folders is a really useful protocol to follow if you are creating lots of resources with the Clicker Apps, and especially if you have multiple students using the same iPad®.
There are several different ways of sharing resources with others – here we will look at how to copy the ‘Jack Jones’ folder to Google Drive. First of all, tap ‘Edit’, select the ‘Jack Jones’ folder, then tap ‘Copy’. Next, tap on the ‘Google Drive’ link, and then ‘Paste’. The folder (containing the resources you have created) is now available in Google Drive, and others can easily access your resources.