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Pauline Smith

Let’s explore how Clicker resources can make learning times tables fun and interactive. We have a range of resources on LearningGrids to support learners in understanding and remembering multiplication facts.

Joanne Gibbins

British Science Week and Clicker

13th February 2024
by Jo Gibbins

British Science Week celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and takes place in March. The theme this year is ‘Time’. So here’s a quick dive into some of our Clicker resources on LearningGrids which might fit the bill if you are participating in this – or any – science event.

Pauline Smith

Have you seen the new DocsPlus Myths and Legends section on LearningGrids? As well as being an important part of English and History lessons, myths, legends and folklore are valuable for developing students’ understanding of social norms and moral boundaries. The Echo and Narcissus DocsPlus resources can be used to support the analysis of the text and to explore the important life lessons within this Greek myth.

Flying high with Clicker
Tania Johnston

Flying high with Clicker

6th December 2023
by Tania Johnston

Did you know that it was 120 years ago that Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first flight? On LearningGrids, we have Clicker resources to help your children learn the science behind flying and to commemorate Wright Brothers Day on 17th December.

Turn a Clicker Board into a Word Bank

Recently, we spoke with a teacher who said that one of their favourite features of Clicker is that you can quickly turn a Clicker Board into a Word Bank!


How can Clicker help some of our youngest writers to accurately portray their understanding in our foundation subjects?

Siobhan Butel

Before the end of the academic year, we spoke with Helen Pearce and Gabrielle Deed from the Learning Pathways Academy Trust to hear how Clicker has impacted their teaching and learning.

Tania Johnston

A Clicker Halloween

24th October 2023
by Tania Johnston

What will you be doing this Halloween – carving pumpkins, making costumes, trick-or-treating? Be sure to add reading and writing with Clicker to that list!

Pauline Smith

Calculating with number tiles and Clicker

27th September 2023
by Pauline Smith

Number tiles offer a multisensory approach to learning mathematical concepts. The new Number Tiles resources on LearningGrids complement the use of practical apparatus and can enhance your learners' early number and calculating skills.


Colour coding with Clicker

20th September 2023
by Siân Rice

Recently we spoke with staff at St Catherine’s Academy to find out how they are using Clicker as a school-wide approach to learning support.

Joanne Gibbins

Clicker and EAL

23rd August 2023
by Jo Gibbins

Clicker enables children of all abilities to significantly develop their reading and writing skills (and confidence). As such, it is widely used to teach children to understand, speak, read and write in English, and enable them to participate in lessons with their peers.

Ann Crick

In a recent conversation with a school, science came up as a subject that teachers were keen to discuss. Particularly how children of differing reading/writing abilities can successfully discuss and record the same science investigation.

Gemma Dean

Write stories with Clicker

2nd August 2023
by Gemma Dean

We recently ran a webinar focusing on using Clicker to support children writing their own stories. I’ve gathered some of the ideas and resources we shared here.

Tania Johnston

Summer holiday and well-being

19th July 2023
by Tania Johnston

For a lot of children, the summer holiday means a break from the stresses of school. But a change to the normal routine can bring other challenges for many children. Clicker is a good tool to use to check in with a child to see how they are doing.

Joanne Gibbins

Getting students to write confidently within a range of non-fiction genres is no easy task. But our set of WorkSpace planners for DocsPlus on LearningGrids could be just what you’re looking for if you have students starting out or struggling with writing non-fiction text types.