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Joanne Gibbins

Home learning with Clicker

27th January 2021
by Jo Gibbins

I just had to let you know about a great activity that a parent shared with me recently. Whilst doing some home learning with her 5-year-old daughter, she decided to create a simple Connect Set in Clicker to support her daughter’s writing – with fantastic results!

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Joanne Gibbins

We have some great resources on LearningGrids to support the Virtual Library, recently launched by Oak National Academy and the National Literacy Trust.

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Gemma Dean

Clicker and Talk for Writing

20th January 2021
by Gemma Dean

Recently we were asked about using Clicker alongside Talk for Writing in our Clicker Community Facebook group. I answered with some suggestions, but I felt it was such a good topic it would be beneficial to write up some ideas in more detail for each stage of the Talk for Writing approach.

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Pauline Smith

We have some great resources on LearningGrids to help children to understand and write about the causes and consequences of various natural disasters.

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Joanne Gibbins

Don't forget to check LearningGrids to find a range of great resources to complement the BBC's TV lessons offer.

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Joanne Gibbins

LearningGrids monthly update

22nd December 2020
by Jo Gibbins

Our team have been working really hard on a new feature in response to customer feedback: a quick and easy way to see the new resources that have been published each month.

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Alex Willcox

We spoke with Emma Gorton about how Clicker is helping the children at Micklehurst Primary School to become more successful writers.

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Joanne Gibbins

If you’re looking to support your students in extending and improving their writing, here are a few ways that you can use Word Banks in Clicker and Wordbars in DocsPlus to help.

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Alex Willcox

Our new DocsPlus Universal licensing system makes it easier than ever for you to provide your students with the reading and writing support they need.

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Pauline Smith

Christmas is coming!

7th December 2020
by Pauline Smith

We have some fantastic festive-themed resources for your younger learners in the Christmas section on LearningGrids.

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Phil Hackett

The JCQ’s latest updates for access arrangements for this academic year – with some interesting changes regarding computer readers.

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Joanne Gibbins

DocsPlus is a great tool for helping struggling writers to overcome the 'word gap'.

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Tania Johnston

Greek Myths

25th November 2020
by Tania Johnston

We have recently published a series of Clicker resources focused on Greek myths.

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Gemma Dean

Some recent online discussions explored how to make creative writing exercises more accessible for children with literacy difficulties. Here are some examples I came up with of how you could use different Clicker Sets to support children.

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Nicki Wilson

Just a few of the ways we’ve been supporting Magic Breakfast’s invaluable work this year.