Crick Software blog

Ben Tookey

License management

25th July 2018
by Ben Tookey

As the current school year ends, it’s a good time to audit your software licenses and consider whether they need to be moved around.

Phil Hackett

Story mapping a modern classic with Clicker

16th July 2018
by Phil Hackett

Many of the international schools I visit base their curriculum on the Primary Years Programme (PYP). When I demonstrate Clicker, schools are always impressed with the literacy support that it offers.

catherine jell

Clicker Connect SymbolStix

11th July 2018
by Catherine Jell

A lot of teachers have been asking us for an app that combines the power of Clicker with symbols. We’ve been working on this for a while and are now very excited to announce the launch of Clicker Connect SymbolStix!

Tania Johnston

Summer Haiku

4th July 2018
by Tania Johnston

Want to keep learners’ creative juices flowing over the long summer break? Check out the Clicker set Summer Haiku. This Word Bank provides 1, 2 and 3-syllable words...

Katie Fitch

Using Clicker to track spelling progress

25th June 2018
by Katie Fitch

Schools often ask us how they can keep evidence of children’s work and spelling development when they use Clicker as a writing tool. The Document Analysis feature enables teachers to review and evaluate children’s writing...

catherine jell

In Peterborough, Fourfields Primary have been using Clicker 7 to support pupils of all ages and abilities. We recently went to visit them to hear about the success the children and staff have been enjoying.

Phil Hackett

Clicker Communicator, our AAC iPad App, can also be used to interact with virtual assistants. This would enable users who find it difficult or impossible to communicate verbally to take control of their environment...

Joanne Gibbins

Speaking sets in Clicker

6th June 2018
by Jo Gibbins

Speaking is one of the four essential literacy skills that help children to become well-rounded communicators – not just in school, it’s a hugely important life skill too!

Jordan Butel

Structure strips

30th May 2018
by Jordan Butel

Recently, while training a school on DocsPlus, the teachers and I were discussing strategies for supporting learners on the structure of their writing - as well as the content.

Lina Howarth

Over the past few weeks we have had numerous letters and emails from schools asking about our GDPR compliance. Our internal processes are documented and in place and our staff have been trained in readiness for the implementation of the regulations.

Ben Tookey

DocsPlus for iPad support

17th May 2018
by Ben Tookey

The Support section of our website hosts a wealth of helpful information about our products and how to use them. Recently, we’ve added new content for the DocsPlus App for iPad.

Jean Rawle

Recently I visited a very inspiring school for the deaf, where I demonstrated some of the ways in which Clicker can support its learners.

Siobhan Butel

Cherry Newby is a former Head Teacher who runs a blog for teachers and parents called 'The Newby Tribe'. She has recently posted a fantastic review of Clicker 7...

Lina Howarth

Crick and GDPR

15th May 2018
by Lina Howarth

We have been working hard to update our policies and procedures and we are ready and fully compliant with GDPR.

Phil Hackett

Over the past six months, I have visited schools in the Middle East several times to demonstrate and provide training on Clicker 7. I am often asked if Clicker 7 could also be used in Arabic. I'm delighted to announce that we are launching Clicker 7 Arabic this month...