Crick Software blog

Book Week Scotland 2023 - Clicker resources and voices2
Carolyn Clark

As part of Book Week Scotland, the Scottish Book Trust gave out the three new books that were shortlisted for The Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2023 to all Primary 1 children in Scottish schools. The gifted books were...

Explore Mexico with Clicker
Tania Johnston

Explore Mexico with Clicker

19th October 2022
by Tania Johnston

Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death and takes place on November 1st and 2nd each year in Mexico. The holiday has roots back to rituals honouring the dead in Ancient Mesoamerica.

support-keeping it simple
Julia Bradley

Support - keeping it simple!

13th October 2022
by Julia Bradley

We live in an age where tech is developing at a phenomenal rate and can be considered by some as ‘overcomplicated’ and only for those who are ‘tech savvy’. With so many instructions to follow and ‘click here, click there’; it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming…

Guest post - Carol Allen

When our students find something difficult, or lack interest in it, or have an inbuilt fear of doing badly or indeed, failing; a very common anticipatory reaction is to avoid it.

Bridget Philpott

Summer story share

28th September 2022
by Bridget Griffiths

We are delighted to share some lovely entries from our Summer Story Share competition!

Joanne Gibbins

According to lecturer in education Dr Kirstin Mulholland, everyone needs a ‘stuck list’. She shared her advice in a recent article about classroom strategies to support pupils to work and tackle challenges in their learning independently, minimising the first port of call being to ask an adult for help.

John Crick

We’re really excited to announce Clicker 8 Release 9, available free to all Clicker 8 users. Here are a few highlights...

Clicker Talk is here
Lina Howarth

Clicker Talk is here!

13th September 2022
by Lina Howarth

We’re excited to announce the launch of Clicker Talk, the newest member of the Clicker Apps family - perfect for boosting pupils’ speaking and listening skills across the curriculum.

Unmissable Clicker webinars this term
Bridget Philpott

We have a packed programme of Clicker webinars and training sessions this autumn!

Nonsense narratives
Bridget Philpott

Research shows that nonsense narratives benefit children’s social and emotional wellbeing. Here’s how every learner can enjoy writing them using Clicker.

Lina Howarth

It’s been a busy few months at Crick, and as we prepare for the new academic year, we also have some fantastic new members of the UK team that we’d like to introduce you to.

We're going on a shape hunt
Pauline Smith

We’re going on a shape hunt!

10th August 2022
by Pauline Smith

Have you seen the 3-D Shape Hunt Clicker resources? These colourful sets are great for helping children to identify, name and write about shapes that can be spotted within everyday objects. Read on to see how this can be a fun activity to carry out during the school holidays.

Joe Owen

In a recent local authority demonstration, I focused on how Clicker can be used to support learners with a range of physical difficulties. Here are a few highlights!

Siobhan Butel

The SEN Resources Blog reviews DocsPlus!

27th July 2022
by Siobhan Butel

Former secondary SENCo Georgina Durrant is a popular blogger and published author on a mission to ensure that all children with SEND are fully included and receive the best possible support.

Joanne Gibbins

Clicker is a great tool in supporting learners at all stages of their literacy journey. With lots of recent talk about cognitive load theory and its implications on learning, I wanted to explore some ideas about how Clicker can help.