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Clicker Community May 2021 roundup
Some of our favourite Clicker moments from our amazing Clicker community from the past few months.
Vocational studies with DocsPlus
We were recently asked about using DocsPlus to support students in Vocational subject studies. With Wordbars to support structured written work and WorkSpaces to organise ideas and plan for writing, it’s certainly a great program to support your students.
Exploring senses with Clicker
Recently, while researching in preparation for webinars and training sessions, I came across an article on the benefits of using different senses to aid vocabulary development. This can be beneficial for younger learners and children with EAL. While reading the article I was inspired by all the ways Clicker could be used to support this.
Filling in the Blanks’ Virtual 5K
On April 25th, 2021, we took part in the Filling in the Blanks’ Virtual 5K event. This was the first fundraising event for this year’s charity.
We have recently published some differentiated Florence Nightingale sets that are a fantastic resource for supporting students to read, write, and talk about this famous nurse and how she improved hospital conditions.
Developing literacy skills with traditional tales
Using traditional tales as a starting point for learning is a fantastic way to engage children of all ages. I have highlighted a few of our recently published sets based on the Norwegian folktale the Billy Goats Gruff.
Clicker licensing 101
An overview of the Clicker licenses available for school and home users.
Clicker is great for a multisensory approach to learning. Here's how using pictures and speech helps children to learn new words and concepts.
Crick’s 2021 charity of the year
We’re very proud to be working with Filling in the Blanks as our 2021 charity of the year.
Resource ideas - dinosaurs
Recently when preparing a training session with a school, they passed me some dinosaur-themed resources that I could use as the basis for accompanying Clicker activities.
As children return to the classroom, they will be buzzing and wanting to share news with their friends, peers and school adults. Let’s utilise this enthusiasm and channel it to recap and improve their vocabulary, sentence structures and writing stamina.
Clicker and “lost” learning
It’s hard to ignore the gloomy headlines about “lost learning” and “Covid gaps” caused by the pandemic over the last 12 months, but Clicker is a fantastic tool for helping children to revisit key concepts and reinforce gaps in their learning.
Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic with Clicker
We’ve published some great new Clicker resources that are designed to encourage children to reflect on how their lives have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has made them feel.
Sharing Clicker / DocsPlus files
Our Clicker and DocsPlus files can be shared in a number of ways. Here's how you can share your files via the cloud, email and your school network.
Learning about healthy lifestyles with Clicker
At the start of a new year, many of us look for ways to lead healthier lives and we often encourage children to do the same. There are a variety of resources on LearningGrids to encourage children to talk, read and write about the importance of making healthy choices.