Clicker Success Stories
Clicker Training February, 2014
We had some great feedback from teachers in Montgomery County Public Schools following a Clicker training session.
Participants were asked to have a conversation with a team member, administrator, colleague, or student about Clicker and post about it on a specially created padlet wall. The idea was to provide a forum for collaboration and sharing good practice.
Rachel, a Kindergarten Teacher at Meadow Hall Elementary School posted, “I talked to my team about Clicker today. They loved how the words could be read as students are typing. We plan to use the program so that students can type their animals research projects in March. Advanced students will also read and record their voices with their books.”
Heather, an Occupational Therapist in the district, trained a teacher at College Gardens Elementary School on how to access premade activities in Clicker. Heather also worked with a 1st grader at the Carl Sandburg Learning Center using Clicker to incorporate measurement with descriptive writing.
Lori, a Special Education Teacher at DuFief Elementary School, shared some pre-made Clicker activities at her 5th grade team planning meeting. “We found one that talked about writing an opinion on junk food, which fits in perfectly with the opinion piece our fifth graders are writing right now! We are going to modify it to fit our topics, but loved how it had transition words for the students to use (also, in addition to, such as, etc). We have all been working with our students on using these words and felt like having this word bank would be particularly helpful to them when writing!”
To read these and other Clicker success snippets, please visit their padlet wall.