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Tania Johnston

Clicker is great for a multisensory approach to learning. Here's how using pictures and speech helps children to learn new words and concepts.

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Pauline Smith

As children return to the classroom, they will be buzzing and wanting to share news with their friends, peers and school adults. Let’s utilise this enthusiasm and channel it to recap and improve their vocabulary, sentence structures and writing stamina.

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Joanne Gibbins

It’s hard to ignore the gloomy headlines about “lost learning” and “Covid gaps” caused by the pandemic over the last 12 months, but Clicker is a fantastic tool for helping children to revisit key concepts and reinforce gaps in their learning.

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Alex Willcox

We’ve published some great new Clicker resources that are designed to encourage children to reflect on how their lives have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has made them feel.

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Pauline Smith

At the start of a new year, many of us look for ways to lead healthier lives and we often encourage children to do the same. There are a variety of resources on LearningGrids to encourage children to talk, read and write about the importance of making healthy choices.

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Joanne Gibbins

Flipped learning with Clicker

17th February 2021
by Jo Gibbins

Flipped learning has seen a revival recently with the closure of many schools due to the Coronavirus pandemic and an increase in remote learning. Clicker is a fantastic platform for delivering accessible and engaging content to acquire initial knowledge outside of the classroom in this flipped learning approach.

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Joanne Gibbins

Safer Internet Day with Childnet

9th February 2021
by Jo Gibbins

We've teamed up with Childnet to put together some resources to help children learn about staying safe online.

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Joanne Gibbins

Home learning with Clicker

27th January 2021
by Jo Gibbins

I just had to let you know about a great activity that a parent shared with me recently. Whilst doing some home learning with her 5-year-old daughter, she decided to create a simple Connect Set in Clicker to support her daughter’s writing – with fantastic results!

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Joanne Gibbins

We have some great resources on LearningGrids to support the Virtual Library, recently launched by Oak National Academy and the National Literacy Trust.

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Pauline Smith

We have some great resources on LearningGrids to help children to understand and write about the causes and consequences of various natural disasters.

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Joanne Gibbins

Don't forget to check LearningGrids to find a range of great resources to complement the BBC's TV lessons offer.

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Joanne Gibbins

LearningGrids monthly update

22nd December 2020
by Jo Gibbins

Our team have been working really hard on a new feature in response to customer feedback: a quick and easy way to see the new resources that have been published each month.

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Joanne Gibbins

If you’re looking to support your students in extending and improving their writing, here are a few ways that you can use Word Banks in Clicker and Wordbars in DocsPlus to help.

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Pauline Smith

Christmas is coming!

7th December 2020
by Pauline Smith

We have some fantastic festive-themed resources for your younger learners in the Christmas section on LearningGrids.

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Joanne Gibbins

DocsPlus is a great tool for helping struggling writers to overcome the 'word gap'.