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We spoke with Sophie, a Year 1 teacher who was using Clicker to support her pupils with non-fiction writing.


During a recent demonstration, I was showing a school how you can add words to Clicker’s Word Pool (dictionary) so that they are included in the Spell Check. And, because Clicker reads aloud what pupils have written, I also showed how Word Pool can change the way Clicker pronounces a word. Schools are frequently interested in this tool because it enables them to add the correct spelling and pronunciation of pupils’ names.

Phil Hackett

AQA exam paper access with DocsPlus

29th May 2024
by Phil Hackett

Many schools use the PDF reader in DocsPlus so that students with access requirements can have their exam papers read to them. The examination authorities usually provide the PDF versions of the exams shortly beforehand.


I recently ran a webinar on using Clicker as part of your whole class teaching. Clicker is an invaluable support tool, but we recognise that not all schools have the licenses or devices for every pupil to access Clicker in every lesson.

Subject Spotlight - Physical Education and DocsPlus

In a recent conversation with a secondary school, we discussed how DocsPlus could be used to support learners in PE. We focused on how to assist students when reading or writing PE-related content, both in lessons and in exams.

Joanne Gibbins

The challenges faced by students learning English as an additional language are multi-layered. They are not only learning English, but also learning curriculum subjects through English.

James Stryjek

We have some great news! Following feedback from our Clicker Communicator users, our team has been working on some exciting updates which have just gone live!

Bridget Philpott

We’re thrilled to announce that Clicker has won the '2024 Primary Resource or Equipment – ICT' award at the Education Resources Awards!

Make assessment fun and engaging with Clicker
Bridget Philpott

Make assessment fun and engaging with Clicker

24th April 2024
by Bridget Griffiths

Having taught previously, I know how important it is to have fun, easy methods for assessing pupils’ understanding throughout the term and hopefully avoid any end-of-year surprises!

Gemma Dean

See the training webinars we’re running throughout the summer term!

Gemma Dean

See the training webinars we’re running throughout the summer term!

Bridget Philpott

We have two fantastic webinars lined up for you this summer term...


We have recently added to our DocsPlus training resources, which now include tutorials on saving, sharing and printing documents and Smart Tabs.

Pauline Smith

Let’s explore how Clicker resources can make learning times tables fun and interactive. We have a range of resources on LearningGrids to support learners in understanding and remembering multiplication facts.

Bridget Philpott

Clicker in action!

13th March 2024
by Bridget Griffiths

If you follow our social channels, you’ll know that we love sharing schools’ Clicker successes. What’s so brilliant about our most recent examples is how varied they are.