Crick Software blog

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?

Rosie Sheach

In a recent DocsPlus demonstration, I was asked whether DocsPlus could support the school’s ‘threefold improvement plan’ by...

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...

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.

support-keeping it simple
Julia Bradley

Support - keeping it simple!

13th October 2022
by Julia Bradley

We live in an age where tech is developing at a phenomenal rate and can be considered by some as ‘overcomplicated’ and only for those who are ‘tech savvy’. With so many instructions to follow and ‘click here, click there’; it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming…

Guest post - Carol Allen

When our students find something difficult, or lack interest in it, or have an inbuilt fear of doing badly or indeed, failing; a very common anticipatory reaction is to avoid it.

Bridget Philpott

Summer story share

28th September 2022
by Bridget Philpott

We are delighted to share some lovely entries from our Summer Story Share competition!

Joanne Gibbins

According to lecturer in education Dr Kirstin Mulholland, everyone needs a ‘stuck list’. She shared her advice in a recent article about classroom strategies to support pupils to work and tackle challenges in their learning independently, minimising the first port of call being to ask an adult for help.

John Crick

We’re really excited to announce Clicker 8 Release 9, available free to all Clicker 8 users. Here are a few highlights...

Clicker Talk is here
Lina Howarth

Clicker Talk is here!

13th September 2022
by Lina Howarth

We’re excited to announce the launch of Clicker Talk, the newest member of the Clicker Apps family - perfect for boosting pupils’ speaking and listening skills across the curriculum.

Unmissable Clicker webinars this term
Bridget Philpott

We have a packed programme of Clicker webinars and training sessions this autumn!

Nonsense narratives
Bridget Philpott

Research shows that nonsense narratives benefit children’s social and emotional wellbeing. Here’s how every learner can enjoy writing them using Clicker.