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DocReader - Maximise your students’ access to curriculum content
In the secondary school classroom, there is a growing expectation for students to access their learning through reading resources. Whether that’s reading a slide presentation, a printed document, or a webpage, reading is a key skill that enables students to access the curriculum.
Clicker is a 2023 Bett Finalist!
We’re extremely pleased to announce that Clicker is a Bett Awards finalist in the ‘Primary – Digital Learning Product – Literacy and Language’ category.
Make sure you register for our upcoming webinars!
We’ve had lots of people sign up for the free webinars we’re running this term and there’s still space for you to sign up, too!
It’s a new year and a new term, which means that most schools will have recently carried out end-of-term assessments for teachers to gain a summative insight into how the needs of their class have changed over the first term. Subsequently, many will have identified children who require extra support to keep them, or get them, on track.
Clicker Subject Spotlight – Maths
Recently, we ran a training webinar focusing on how Clicker can be used to support teaching maths. We had lots of requests for resources on different maths topics. The most popular including numbers and counting, place value, and operations.
KidsAid – our charity of the year for 2022… and 2023!
We have thoroughly enjoyed supporting KidsAid over the last year through a range of fundraising activities.
Book Dash and Clicker
Earlier this year, a BBC news item “Writing a Book in a Day” highlighted the work of a South African based charity called Book Dash that creates and publishes books for free, with the aim of enabling all children to “own a hundred books by the age of five”.
The predictor is one of the many fabulous features of Clicker and DocsPlus. Using the predictor results in greatly improved coherence, spelling and grammar, and helps to increase the writing productivity of learners who struggle to transfer their knowledge and ideas to the page.
Magill School – a Clicker success story
We recently received a wonderful Clicker success story from Pete Thomson who is the Student Services Officer at Magill School. Pete has been using Clicker for over a decade and is a huge advocate of the support it provides pupils and the progress they make.
DocsPlus for Students - Training Resources
We’re excited to announce that our new training resources – DocsPlus for Students – are now live on our website!
Nursery rhymes and early language skills
There has been a (much–needed) focus on developing early language skills recently. Through my research, I discovered that experts are talking about the power of nursery rhymes. Did you know that a child who knows eight nursery rhymes in their early years will be among the higher achievers in reading and spelling when they are eight years old?
DocsPlus – Embedding technology as students’ ‘normal way of working’
In a recent DocsPlus demonstration, I was asked whether DocsPlus could support the school’s ‘threefold improvement plan’ by...
With the new school year well underway, Support has been super busy with enquiries regarding managing apps licenses. So, let’s look at what it’s all about!
Self-determination theory – What it is and how Clicker can help!
Self-determination theory (SDT) relates to human motivation. It suggests that people are most likely to be self-determined when three human needs are fulfilled...
Clicker Basics - Training Resources
We’re excited to announce that our new training resources – Clicker Basics – are now live on our website!