Crick Software blog

Practise spelling common exception words with Clicker
Siobhan Butel

Earlier this term, my daughter brought home a list of Year 1 common exception words that her school would like us to practise spelling with her.

Katie Fitch

The ‘five-a-day’ principle

22nd March 2022
by Katie Fitch

Familiar strategies to help classroom teachers improve outcomes for SEND pupils.

Colourful semantics and Clicker
Siobhan Butel

Colourful semantics and Clicker

16th March 2022
by Siobhan Butel

Do you use colourful semantics in your classroom?

Lina Howarth

We recently received a wonderful Clicker success story from Marianne Baird who is the Assistant Headteacher and SENCo at Sunny Bank Primary School.

Phil Hackett

Clicker and metacognition

3rd March 2022
by Phil Hackett

Recently, I was in conversation with the lead psychologist of a group of schools, who wanted to know how Clicker could help with metacognition.

kidsaid lead
Nicki Wilson

KidsAid – our charity of the year

23rd February 2022
by Nicki Wilson

At the start of every year, we take a company-wide vote to decide which of the many worthy organisations in our local area will be the Crick Software ‘charity of the year.’

US-Turning worksheets in Clicker sets
Toni Caggiano

Worksheet transformation with Clicker

16th February 2022
by Toni Caggiano

In a recent conversation with an assistive technology specialist in the USA, the topic of worksheets came up.

Poor spelling skills
Pauline Smith

When teaching children with spelling difficulties, we can't use a “one size fits all” approach. So, I have highlighted a few ways that Clicker tools and resources can be used to give these children personalised tasks and support, enabling them to experience success.

Bookbug and Clicker resources
Carolyn Clark

Bookbug and Clicker resources

26th January 2022
by Carolyn Clark

Last year, I shared some information about the great Clicker resources Call Scotland created with the Scottish Book Trust.

spring webinars
Nicki Wilson

This term we have a packed agenda of webinars to demonstrate how everyone can benefit from using our Clicker literacy tools.

tudor times
Pauline Smith

For the many people who have asked us for resources about the Tudors, we now have a new Tudor category on LearningGrids.

Charlottes Web
Tania Johnston

Charlotte’s Web and Clicker

5th January 2022
by Tania Johnston

One of my favourite books to read with my classes was always Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. It is a great read-aloud book and perfect for more independent pupils to tackle on their own.

Gemma Dean

Recently, I’ve had several enquiries about using Clicker for teaching French or Spanish as a second language. In this series of blog posts, I have been looking at the different activities offered in Clicker: MFL French and Spanish.

Gemma Dean

Recently, I’ve received several enquiries about using Clicker for teaching French or Spanish as a second language. In this series of blog posts, I am looking at the different activities offered in our Clicker: MFL packages.

Decodable stories with Clicker
Joanne Gibbins

Decodable stories with Clicker

9th December 2021
by Jo Gibbins

The DfE’s recent paper on teaching a broad and balanced curriculum for education recovery focuses on prioritising elements of the curriculum to fill essential knowledge gaps so that pupils can make sense of later work.