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Marcus Dux

Learning about Rosa Parks

2nd November 2018
by Marcus Dux

I really enjoyed last week’s episode of Doctor Who, which celebrated the story of Rosa Parks and her impact on the civil rights movement in the US.

catherine jell

Exam success with DocsPlus - Al Bateen Academy

31st October 2018
by Catherine Jell

Recently, we spoke to Rachel Hinds, Head of Inclusion at Al Bateen Academy in Abu Dhabi. When she moved from teaching primary to teaching secondary, Rachel was looking for a more ‘grown up’ version of Clicker to support students with special needs and provide more affordable exam access arrangements.

Joanne Gibbins

High-frequency words with Clicker

24th October 2018
by Jo Gibbins

It is really important that children learn how to read and spell the common words (often called high-frequency or sight words) that make up a large proportion of the words they will see and use most often in their everyday reading and writing...

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Marcus Dux

I recently joined the Crick Software team as an Education Consultant, and now knowing all the products inside out, I’ve realised just how useful Clicker and DocsPlus would have been during my time in education!

Ben Tookey

For writers with low vision, you can configure DocsPlus so that the following items are displayed in the same colour scheme...

What is SymbolStix?
catherine jell

What is SymbolStix?

8th October 2018
by Catherine Jell

Originally designed and developed by News-2-You, Inc for use in its internet newspaper and online curriculum, SymbolStix is a really engaging library of symbols...

catherine jell

Clicker 7 research - Wensum Junior School

3rd October 2018
by Catherine Jell

Wensum Junior School in Norwich have been using Clicker software over the past few years, and have recently investigated the level of impact the program has on literacy success at their school...


Victoria Crivelli, who has been a specialist Dyslexia teacher for over 30 years, explores the support our new secondary writing tool, DocsPlus, offers learners with dyslexia:

Phil Hackett

Clicker lesson plan - animal groups

25th September 2018
by Phil Hackett

Here’s an extract from the KS1, Year 1, Programme of Study (Science): “Pupils should be taught to: identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.” Here is how I might plan a lesson around animal groups using Clicker.

Tania Johnston

Start your day with Clicker

19th September 2018
by Tania Johnston

Why not start the new school year with a fun daily routine that reinforces the days of the week, months of the year and the weather?

Jordan Butel

New Education Consultants

12th September 2018
by Jordan Butel

We have been busy adding to our fantastic team of Education Consultants over the summer, so you will soon be seeing some new faces at exhibitions and school visits...

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Katie Fitch

Do you have plans for your literacy sessions based around some of his books? Here are some ideas of how you could use Clicker to celebrate Roald Dahl day...

Ben Tookey

Did you know? – DocsPlus tips

5th September 2018
by Ben Tookey

Here are some handy tips about things you can do in DocsPlus!

catherine jell

Clicker success with older learners

29th August 2018
by Catherine Jell

Recently, June Howard (Teaching Assistant at Hyde Community College) sent us a message to share how Clicker has made a world of difference to a year 9 student she works with...

Phil Hackett

When demonstrating DocsPlus to a group of teachers recently, we started to explore the many LearningGrids resources that could be used in lessons for a range of different activities...