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Alex Willcox

Clicker 8 is a Bett Award winner!

4th August 2021
by Alex Willcox

Clicker 8 has won the Special Educational Needs Solutions Award at Bett 2021!

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Gemma Dean

Visuals in Clicker

28th July 2021
by Gemma Dean

We're asked often by schools how they can incorporate visuals in Clicker to support their learners. Children with a range of needs can benefit from using visuals. Here are some of the different ways you can use visuals in Clicker.

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Tania Johnston

Clicker K-W-L Chart

21st July 2021
by Tania Johnston

We’ve recently added a K-W-L chart on LearningGrids. These are a great way to engage pupils in a new topic – helping them to recall knowledge, develop a purpose for learning, and track their progress.

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Joanne Gibbins

As schools close for the summer break, there is an air of anticipation of how we can all use this time not just to reflect and refresh, but to keep developing minds working and growing. Let’s help children to feel calm and settled, and most importantly inspired and ready to face all the challenges of the new academic year.

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Sergio Germano

Clicker 8 can accommodate any type of keyboard layout you want to create and use. In this post, I will walk you through creating a new keyboard with the letters grouped in alphabetical order.

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Alex Willcox

Clicker success at Gorseland Primary School

30th June 2021
by Alex Willcox

We recently spoke with Ellie Bennett about how they’ve been using Clicker to support children at Gorseland Primary School and the amazing progress they’ve made with their writing.

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Gemma Dean

Resource ideas – Macbeth

23rd June 2021
by Gemma Dean

A customer recently contacted me asking about Clicker resources that they could use with children studying Shakespeare. We have lots of resources on the topic of Macbeth and it’s easy to create even more...

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Joanne Gibbins

There’s been much talk lately of switching on television subtitles to boost children’s reading skills which is a great idea. Here at Crick, we are number one fans of the multi-sensory approach to literacy.

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Tania Johnston

Euro 2020 and Clicker

15th June 2021
by Tania Johnston

Find lots of fantastic football resources for Clicker on LearningGrids to kick off Euro 2020.

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Joe Owen

Time-saving training resources

9th June 2021
by Joe Owen

A summary of our time-saving training resources that will enable you and your staff to become confident Clicker users.

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Alex Willcox

Clicker Community May 2021 roundup

26th May 2021
by Alex Willcox

Some of our favourite Clicker moments from our amazing Clicker community from the past few months.

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Gemma Dean

Exploring senses with Clicker

12th May 2021
by Gemma Dean

Recently, while researching in preparation for webinars and training sessions, I came across an article on the benefits of using different senses to aid vocabulary development. This can be beneficial for younger learners and children with EAL. While reading the article I was inspired by all the ways Clicker could be used to support this.

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Pauline Smith

Florence Nightingale

10th May 2021
by Pauline Smith

We have recently published some differentiated Florence Nightingale sets that are a fantastic resource for supporting students to read, write, and talk about this famous nurse and how she improved hospital conditions.

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Pauline Smith

Using traditional tales as a starting point for learning is a fantastic way to engage children of all ages. I have highlighted a few of our recently published sets based on the Norwegian folktale the Billy Goats Gruff.

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Phil Hackett

Clicker licensing 101

21st April 2021
by Phil Hackett

An overview of the Clicker licenses available for school and home users.