Crick Software blog

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Bridget Philpott

We’ve got another exciting development to share with you this week…

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Julia Bradley

Harness the power of pictures

15th February 2023
by Julia Bradley

For our support blog this week, we are continuing to explore the most asked questions that the Support Team receive from Clicker users. Today we are going to look at how you can make your own picture libraries available to use within Clicker for Windows/Mac.

Clicker is a 2023 Bett Finalist
Lina Howarth

Clicker is a 2023 Bett Finalist!

27th January 2023
by Lina Howarth

We’re extremely pleased to announce that Clicker is a Bett Awards finalist in the ‘Primary – Digital Learning Product – Literacy and Language’ category.

Make sure you register for our upcoming webinars
Bridget Philpott

Make sure you register for our upcoming webinars!

25th January 2023
by Bridget Griffiths

We’ve had lots of people sign up for the free webinars we’re running this term and there’s still space for you to sign up, too!

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Bridget Philpott

It’s a new year and a new term, which means that most schools will have recently carried out end-of-term assessments for teachers to gain a summative insight into how the needs of their class have changed over the first term. Subsequently, many will have identified children who require extra support to keep them, or get them, on track.

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Gemma Dean

Clicker Subject Spotlight – Maths

11th January 2023
by Gemma Dean

Recently, we ran a training webinar focusing on how Clicker can be used to support teaching maths. We had lots of requests for resources on different maths topics. The most popular including numbers and counting, place value, and operations.

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Joanne Gibbins

Book Dash and Clicker

4th January 2023
by Jo Gibbins

Earlier this year, a BBC news item “Writing a Book in a Day” highlighted the work of a South African based charity called Book Dash that creates and publishes books for free, with the aim of enabling all children to “own a hundred books by the age of five”.

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Julia Bradley

The predictor is one of the many fabulous features of Clicker and DocsPlus. Using the predictor results in greatly improved coherence, spelling and grammar, and helps to increase the writing productivity of learners who struggle to transfer their knowledge and ideas to the page.

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Bridget Philpott

Magill School – a Clicker success story

14th December 2022
by Bridget Griffiths

We recently received a wonderful Clicker success story from Pete Thomson who is the Student Services Officer at Magill School. Pete has been using Clicker for over a decade and is a huge advocate of the support it provides pupils and the progress they make.

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Pauline Smith

Nursery rhymes and early language skills

30th November 2022
by Pauline Smith

There has been a (much–needed) focus on developing early language skills recently. Through my research, I discovered that experts are talking about the power of nursery rhymes. Did you know that a child who knows eight nursery rhymes in their early years will be among the higher achievers in reading and spelling when they are eight years old?

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Julia Bradley

With the new school year well underway, Support has been super busy with enquiries regarding managing apps licenses. So, let’s look at what it’s all about!

self-determination theory
Bridget Philpott

Self-determination theory (SDT) relates to human motivation. It suggests that people are most likely to be self-determined when three human needs are fulfilled...

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Gemma Dean

Clicker Basics - Training Resources

2nd November 2022
by Gemma Dean

We’re excited to announce that our new training resources – Clicker Basics – are now live on our website!

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.