Crick Software blog

Nogrids-noproblem
Phil Hackett

No grids? No problem!

29th June 2022
by Phil Hackett

LearningGrids is one of Clicker’s most popular features – teachers love having instant access to a free library of curriculum resources – at the time of writing there are over 3000 available! However, I am sometimes asked when training schools – “What if there aren’t any resources on my topic? Is it difficult to make your own?”

Inspiring-creative-story-writing-with-Clicker
Pauline Smith

Recently, I read an article written by teacher, author, poet and playwright Michael Morpurgo. He wrote about why schools should move away from teaching writing through a grammar-focused approach and, instead, encourage creativity and children’s love of reading and writing. I believe Clicker can help in this mission! Read on to find out ways that Clicker can empower children to express their thoughts, develop ideas and discover the joy of writing.

Debates and discussions with Clicker
Pauline Smith

Engaging children in topical debates and discussions is a great way to build their confidence and skills in speaking and writing.

summer-story-share
Siobhan Butel

We’re looking for adventure-loving pupils of all ages and writing levels to join this year’s Clicker Summer Story Share.

Exam-ready with DocsPlus
Joanne Gibbins

Exam-ready with DocsPlus

25th May 2022
by Jo Gibbins

A recent report shared headteachers’ concerns that teenagers are more stressed about upcoming exams than they were before the Covid pandemic struck. With stress and anxiety levels higher than before 2020, according to a survey by the Association of School and College Leaders, I thought I’d share an idea about using DocsPlus to prepare a fun exam/revision planner to help learners organise their thoughts and feel a little more in control of the situation.

Using Clicker across the curriculum
Gemma Dean

I had a Customer Care meeting recently with a school who wanted to expand their use of Clicker across the curriculum. I showed them that we have lots of resources for cross-curriculum literacy on LearningGrids. Many of these can be found in the English subject area of LearningGrids.

Exploring the Moon
Tania Johnston

Have you had a chance to look at all the Clicker resources on LearningGrids about the Moon?

support
Ben Tookey

We’re excited to offer a new app to Clicker subscribers: Clicker Books! This brings all the features of Clicker Books in Clicker 8 to iPad and Chromebook users.

Clicker Books launch
Siobhan Butel

Here at Crick, we’ve all been working hard to get ready for the launch of Clicker Books for iPad and Chromebook. Now it’s here with beautiful illustrations and a huge range of resources, I can’t wait to share what’s in store for you and your learners.

Carol Allen - The next stage of coping with Covid
carol-allen

Carol Allen is an Education Advisor specialising in ICT and Inclusion, having taught in both mainstream schools and schools for students with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties. In this powerful guest post, Carol explores the unique challenges that schools are currently facing, and what they can do to help everyone in their community flourish.

summer term webinars
Nicki Wilson

Summer webinar round-up

20th April 2022
by Nicki Wilson

We have another full schedule of webinars lined up for you this term, including some great training sessions for Clicker users - read on to find out more!

Check out our new Clicker Books
Pauline Smith

Check out our new Clicker Books!

8th April 2022
by Pauline Smith

Let’s take a closer look at the new Planet Wobble Books … The three new stories involve the Planet Wobble characters having an adventure or solving a problem - they are ideal for readers aged 5-7.

lifetime achievement award
Lina Howarth

The annual Bett Awards are the ‘Oscars’ of the EdTech industry, bringing together innovative and practical educational technology solutions from industry experts across the globe. We are thrilled to announce that the recipients of this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award were our very own John and Ann Crick!

Practise spelling common exception words with Clicker
Siobhan Butel

Earlier this term, my daughter brought home a list of Year 1 common exception words that her school would like us to practise spelling with her.

eef-5-a-day
Katie Fitch

The ‘five-a-day’ principle

22nd March 2022
by Katie Fitch

Familiar strategies to help classroom teachers improve outcomes for SEND pupils.