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Bridget Philpott

Clicker Board is now available in Clicker Writer!

20th February 2023

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

Previously, the Clicker Board feature was only available to Windows/Mac users, but now it is also available within our Clicker Writer app for iPad and Chromebook!

Clicker Board is an incredible planning tool that helps pupils prepare for writing. Pupils can add text, images, and sounds to their planning whilst accessing all of Clicker’s support features including realistic speech feedback, word prediction and a talking spell checker.

 Clicker Board in Clicker Writer-1

Clicker Board now provides Clicker Writer users with many intuitive features that make planning an accessible task for all pupils, including:

Visual and audio support

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Clicker Board utilises text, image and sound to ensure that every learner can plan their work in the way that suits them best. Images can be chosen from over 4500 curriculum pictures in the CrickPix library, or users can create their own using the painting tools. For strong verbal communicators, Voice Notes can be added to Clicker Boards to ensure they can capture their ideas, too.

Plans transform into structured writing support

Clicker Board in Clicker Writer-2

When your pupils have completed their board, they can transform it into a word or picture bank that will sit at the bottom of the document as they are writing, providing instant touch access to key words, phrases and/or images. The bank intuitively mimics the structure of their board – which helps pupils to organise their written paragraphs and transfer their ideas to the page in a logical order.

Click here for a quick video demonstration!

Clicker’s integrated support features

Clicker Board in Clicker Writer-4

All of Clicker’s support features are available while pupils create their Clicker Board. They can listen back to their text with the speech tool, use the predictor tool to help find the right word, and correct any spelling errors with the help of the talking spell checker.

Free access for current subscribers

Clicker Board is available now in Clicker Writer for all our current Clicker subscribers – simply update Clicker on your device(s) and Clicker Board will be ready to go!

If you require any further guidance, our support team will be happy to help.

Don’t have Clicker yet?

If you would like to explore how Clicker can raise literacy attainment and enjoyment across your school, we offer free 15-minute consultations where we’ll discuss your pupils’ specific learning challenges and objectives, and how Clicker can help.

You can choose the date and time that works best for you here.

We’ve also got lots more information about Clicker Writer and the complete Clicker package on our website.

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