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Gemma Dean

Space project – resource ideas

24th February 2021
by Gemma Dean

Recently a teacher contacted us asking if we had any suggestions for supporting children working on a project on space. I thought this was a really great activity and I enjoyed putting together resources on the topic. Here are some ideas that might be helpful for others.

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Joanne Gibbins

Flipped learning with Clicker

17th February 2021
by Jo Gibbins

Flipped learning has seen a revival recently with the closure of many schools due to the Coronavirus pandemic and an increase in remote learning. Clicker is a fantastic platform for delivering accessible and engaging content to acquire initial knowledge outside of the classroom in this flipped learning approach.

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Joanne Gibbins

Safer Internet Day with Childnet

9th February 2021
by Jo Gibbins

We've teamed up with Childnet to put together some resources to help children learn about staying safe online.

Ben Tookey

How you can use Clicker and DocsPlus to support your home learners.

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John Crick

SymbolStix diversity update

3rd February 2021
by John Crick

We’re very excited by the latest update to SymbolStix which brings with it a larger variety of skin tones for every symbol that includes a person.

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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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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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Tania Johnston

Greek Myths

25th November 2020
by Tania Johnston

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