Clicker Books
Reviews and Success Stories

SETBC

iPads and Clicker Apps are having a big impact on learning at a little school in northern BC.

“Amy reports that the technology has enabled a greater degree of success for all students...With the help of the Clicker word banks, all of her students are able to produce a page of writing and complete the assignment. The students’ use of content-area vocabulary has also increased thanks to the word banks."

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Brewster Schools, NY

Donna has now also been using Clicker books with a 6th grade life skills class with excellent results.

“Students use Clicker Books almost on a daily basis, and they use it across the curriculum in Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts. This app is wonderful for sequencing activities because it is so easy to use.”

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Mark Giufre 

Mark Giufre talks about how Clicker Books allows students to create multi-sensory books with a variety of supportive tools.

"Clicker Books has a clean and easy to navigate user interface that offers brief
interactive tutorials right from the start. I was up in running with the app in under 30 minutes."

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Kelvin Hall School 

Jon Hickman tells us how he has been using Clicker and the Clicker Apps to help ELL students and learners with special needs access the science curriculum.

"The outcomes have been very positive – all of the children have demonstrated significantly improved literacy skills. Their work is much easier to read and they are able to get their ideas down much more quickly, and achieve a lot more within the time frame of a lesson. What’s really important is that with the help of Clicker, they are encouraged to use that key subject-specific vocabulary in context, and produced more detailed explanations."

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Riverhead Infants’ School

Helene Bligh, the school’s Deputy Head and Inclusion Manager, tells us how they have been using Clicker Books and Clicker Docs to support two pupils who have cerebral palsy.

“We have used this as part of the children’s annual review meeting….by giving the children access to Clicker Books ahead of the meeting they were able to create a book with their own photos and text, and could even record their own voice. During the meeting itself, they shared their book with everyone present via an interactive whiteboard. This was such an achievement for them and lovely for both the pupils and their parents.”

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Aubrey Rubin

Aubrey works as a speech and language therapist in Massachusetts. She is using Clicker Books with students who have significant reading and writing difficulties.

“I introduced Clicker Books to my students during their SPOT (Speech and Occupational Therapy) sessions. The students created an obstacle course and then used Clicker Books to create a book depicting each step of the course. Even though my students have significant issues with reading, writing, and formulating sentences, they were able to create this book with minimal assistance. They were so proud of what they had created and were eager to show all their classmates.”

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Donna Schneider

Donna is an assistive technology specialist for the New York school district. She shares her experiences of using Clicker Books with a high school life skills class.

“One of our lower level students, who has a tremendously hard time reading and writing, took to the app like a fish in water. I was surprised and encouraged to see how engaged and excited he was, and how he was able to create something of substance… I’ve always known he has the ability to do this, but he has never had something like Clicker Books to support him to create something of such high quality.”

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The Appy Ladies

Reviewer Angela Moorad tells us what she loves about Clicker Books.

“After experiencing the awesomeness of the Clicker Sentences app, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try out the next step up with Clicker Books!...Overall, this is a fabulous app that is very well designed with features that will meet many special needs. I highly recommend it!”

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Mike Elliot

Primary teacher and ICT advisor Mike Elliot gives his verdict on Clicker Books.

“Creating books with your own content is such a worthwhile process, and provides learners with opportunities to use a wide range of skills. This app gives children a structure to work within but also enough flexibility to produce personalised books. Clicker’s trump card is the inclusion of their word and picture bank tools to support learners further… I would certainly recommend Clicker Books for use across the whole curriculum.”

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