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  • Clicker Apps for Chromebook – Getting Support


    Following the recent release of our new Clicker Apps for Chromebook, the Support team has been adding new content to our website’s Support section.

    While we’re quick to respond to support requests, our Support section provides a wealth of information that you can access immediately. Not only can you find solutions to technical problems, you can also get answers to commonly asked questions, so there’s a good chance that you’ll find what you’re looking for!

    The latest support articles are:

    1. FAQClicker Sentences / Clicker Docs: Common questions and answers.
    2. I can’t find the Clicker Apps in the Chrome Web Store - Clicker Sentences / Clicker Docs: The quickest way to locate the Clicker Apps.
    3. Installing the Clicker Apps for Chromebook - Clicker Sentences / Clicker Docs: How to install the Clicker Apps, individually or to multiple Chromebooks at once.
    4. “Domain not found” error when launching app - Clicker Sentences / Clicker Docs: Learn what this error message means and what to do next.
    5. Cannot start evaluation because “Your subscription has expired” - Clicker Sentences / Clicker Docs: Learn what this error message means and what to do next.
    6. The app doesn’t launch - Clicker Sentences /Clicker Docs: Learn what you can do to fix this problem.

    We’re keen to continue improving the Clicker Apps for Chromebook, so we sincerely welcome any feedback you may have to offer.

    If you’ve encountered a problem that isn’t covered in the Support section, or have any suggestions for future improvement, please contact Support.

  • Clicker 7 Success Story – Manor Academy


    Manor Academy is a secondary special education school in Sale, England for children with moderate learning difficulties and autism. They have been using Clicker 7 to support learners who are struggling with their reading and writing.

    Head of English, Tracey Horne, has given us some great feedback on how her students have been using Clicker 7!

    “We use Clicker a lot for class topic work. For example, when we are studying a novel, we can use Clicker to develop students’ understanding of the story in so many different ways. We are able to create sentence building sets, key word banks, story recollections, sequencing activities, character explorations…whatever best suits that student’s particular learning objectives and ability level.

    One of our favorite new tools in Clicker 7 is the Clicker Board planning area. Lots of our staff are using this across the school and in many different subjects. It’s a great way to introduce new topics and vocabulary, and a really useful document for students to refer back to. We have a lot of students that come up with great ideas, but forget them when it comes to writing them down; Clicker Board is a fantastic way to capture these!

    The students are very proud of what they are able to accomplish with Clicker 7. Many actively disliked English before, because of the reading and writing aspect of the lessons and their inevitable struggle with it. However, they are now able to achieve something independently. Every student can now participate, even those with the biggest learning challenges, albeit with a lot of support. Some simply couldn’t share their knowledge and ideas with us before in written form, now they can!

    I think what’s really key is that it’s not us recording their thoughts or doing it for them, the students are able to do it themselves, which is a real confidence booster.”

    You can read Tracey’s success story in full on our website.

  • Storyboard Templates on LearningGrids


    We have just published a range of storyboard templates on LearningGrids.

    The sets are built in Clicker Board and contain a framework for children to add their ideas using pictures, text, voice, or all three.

    They cover a range of levels, from three step plans for beginning, middle, and endings, to a story mountain template looking at the beginning, build-up, problem, resolution and ending of the story.

    When children are ready to write, open a document and use the tabs at the bottom of the screen to move between the storyboard and the document / the story and the plan.

    You will find the templates in the Language Arts/Writing/Story Writing category on LearningGrids.

     

  • Clicker 7 Success Story


    We have a lovely new success story to share with you from Apley Wood Primary School!

    Vice Principal Ellen Smith has been telling us all about the progress her struggling writers have been making since they started using Clicker 7:

    “We initially purchased a 40 Computer License to use with our cohort of children with special needs who need some extra help to get started with their writing; children with dyslexia, struggling spellers, and those students who can articulate their ideas very well but find it really tricky to get them down on paper.

    The children use Clicker in English, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science - the teachers are able to create differentiated learning resources for them based on their lesson content, which enable those students to access the curriculum and participate in the same way as their peers. We’ve also found Clicker’s new Word Pool feature really useful for those children who have a specific way of misspelling certain words – the fact that we can add these spellings into Clicker to ensure the word predictor suggests the correct word is making targeting spelling intervention a lot simpler.

    A big success for us has been using Clicker 7 to support the ‘Big Write’ sessions we have every week. Certain students were simply unable to access this activity, or were getting very little down. Now they are producing much more substantial pieces of work, which is having a really positive effect on their confidence and attitude to writing.”

    You can read the success story in full on our website.

  • Clicker Apps for Chrome and Closing The Gap


    Another October means another successful Closing The Gap Conference in Minnesota. This year was particularly exciting because it was the first time showing Clicker Sentences and Clicker Docs for Chromebooks

     

    The excitement over these apps has been positively overwhelming! Clicker Sentences and Clicker Docs are packaged apps, which means that they run on their own, independent of internet access. Therefore, students can use these apps offline if they need to. The apps are also integrated with Google Drive and sync with the Google Drive account once internet access is restored. This makes saving and sharing work effortless!

    We had a wonderful time at CTG and are looking forward to 2017! Couldn’t make it to CTG this year? Don’t worry, contact us and we will be happy to arrange a demonstration of the new Chromebook Clicker Apps, or any of our products.