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Bridget Philpott

Vanessa Simons has extensive experience using Clicker to support her son, Oliver, who is minimally verbal. Over the years, she has witnessed remarkable progress in Oliver's verbal communication skills, including a 60% increase in his verbal utterances since using Clicker.


After their training session, a school reached out for further support on how to guide their pupils through Clicker’s Writing Grids to encourage independent writing.

Joanne Gibbins

Using Clicker for self-registration

4th July 2024
by Jo Gibbins

We recently published some Clicker LearningGrids resources aimed at facilitating self-registration, so here’s a spotlight and overview of how and why you might want to use these in your own settings.


Before joining Crick Software, I was a headteacher at a primary school and witnessed the fantastic impact anchor charts made when we introduced them to our teaching and learning practice. These graphic aids consistently proved themselves as valuable tools to staff as they modelled individual small steps within a lesson and empowered pupils to take ownership of their learning.


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!