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Phil Hackett

No grids? No problem!

29th June 2022
by Phil Hackett

LearningGrids is one of Clicker’s most popular features – teachers love having instant access to a free library of curriculum resources – at the time of writing there are over 3000 available! However, I am sometimes asked when training schools – “What if there aren’t any resources on my topic? Is it difficult to make your own?”

Inspiring-creative-story-writing-with-Clicker
Pauline Smith

Recently, I read an article written by teacher, author, poet and playwright Michael Morpurgo. He wrote about why schools should move away from teaching writing through a grammar-focused approach and, instead, encourage creativity and children’s love of reading and writing. I believe Clicker can help in this mission! Read on to find out ways that Clicker can empower children to express their thoughts, develop ideas and discover the joy of writing.

Debates and discussions with Clicker
Pauline Smith

Engaging children in topical debates and discussions is a great way to build their confidence and skills in speaking and writing.

Using Clicker across the curriculum
Gemma Dean

I had a Customer Care meeting recently with a school who wanted to expand their use of Clicker across the curriculum. I showed them that we have lots of resources for cross-curriculum literacy on LearningGrids. Many of these can be found in the English subject area of LearningGrids.

Exploring the Moon
Tania Johnston

Have you had a chance to look at all the Clicker resources on LearningGrids about the Moon?

Clicker Books launch
Siobhan Butel

Here at Crick, we’ve all been working hard to get ready for the launch of Clicker Books for iPad and Chromebook. Now it’s here with beautiful illustrations and a huge range of resources, I can’t wait to share what’s in store for you and your learners.

Carol Allen - The next stage of coping with Covid
carol-allen

Carol Allen is an Education Advisor specialising in ICT and Inclusion, having taught in both mainstream schools and schools for students with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties. In this powerful guest post, Carol explores the unique challenges that schools are currently facing, and what they can do to help everyone in their community flourish.

summer term webinars
Nicki Wilson

Summer webinar round-up

20th April 2022
by Nicki Wilson

We have another full schedule of webinars lined up for you this term, including some great training sessions for Clicker users - read on to find out more!

Check out our new Clicker Books
Pauline Smith

Check out our new Clicker Books!

8th April 2022
by Pauline Smith

Let’s take a closer look at the new Planet Wobble Books … The three new stories involve the Planet Wobble characters having an adventure or solving a problem - they are ideal for readers aged 5-7.

US-Turning worksheets in Clicker sets
Toni Caggiano

Worksheet transformation with Clicker

16th February 2022
by Toni Caggiano

In a recent conversation with an assistive technology specialist in the USA, the topic of worksheets came up.

Poor spelling skills
Pauline Smith

When teaching children with spelling difficulties, we can't use a “one size fits all” approach. So, I have highlighted a few ways that Clicker tools and resources can be used to give these children personalised tasks and support, enabling them to experience success.

Bookbug and Clicker resources
Carolyn Clark

Bookbug and Clicker resources

26th January 2022
by Carolyn Clark

Last year, I shared some information about the great Clicker resources Call Scotland created with the Scottish Book Trust.

spring webinars
Nicki Wilson

This term we have a packed agenda of webinars to demonstrate how everyone can benefit from using our Clicker literacy tools.

tudor times
Pauline Smith

For the many people who have asked us for resources about the Tudors, we now have a new Tudor category on LearningGrids.

Charlottes Web
Tania Johnston

Charlotte’s Web and Clicker

5th January 2022
by Tania Johnston

One of my favourite books to read with my classes was always Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. It is a great read-aloud book and perfect for more independent pupils to tackle on their own.