Explore our on-demand webinars to find out how Clicker supports a wide range of learning needs and classroom objectives. Each session is packed with top tips and ideas from Clicker experts, including current users, education gurus and our Clicker consultants.
Quick and easy ways to personalise pre-made resources in Clicker
Katie is joined by Pauline from our Curriculum Team to explore how to quickly personalise ready-made Clicker curriculum resources to support specific learning needs and lesson objectives. They will share top tips for:
- Saving teachers time whilst delivering high-quality lesson provision
- Adapting ready-made Clicker resources to meet individual learner needs
- Personalising activities across a range of curriculum topics and subjects
Colourful Semantics and picture support in Clicker
Andrew is joined by Tom McDonald from access:technology to show you how Clicker can be used to quickly and easily create colourful semantics activities for your learners. They cover:
- A step-by-step guide to building your own colourful semantics activities in Clicker
- The built-in literacy support available to learners as they put their sentences together, including models and speech feedback
- The power of picture support - using symbols in both the supportive word processor and Clicker’s writing grids
Maximising the impact of your TAs with Clicker
Katie is joined by SEND advisory teacher, Jules Daulby, to explore how effective TA deployment can reduce workload and stress, foster pupil independence, and ultimately boost learning outcomes across the class. They discuss:
- What the research says about effective use of TAs
- A 5-step Teaching Assistant model to increase student independence
- How our child-friendly literacy tool Clicker can help!
Using Clicker to support a whole class writing journey
Phil is joined by Bridget Griffiths to explore how Clicker can be used to support pupils throughout all stages of a writing journey. Bridget draws on her experience as a leading KS2 teacher at an outstanding primary school to demonstrate how Clicker can:
- Be utilised during each stage of the writing journey
- Reduce teacher workload and increase learners’ independence
- Improve pupils’ writing engagement, confidence, and outcomes
Our Clicker success story - Stour Academy Trust
Katie talks to Rachel Lawson, Deputy Head at Lansdowne Primary School, about her Clicker success story. Rachel has been instrumental in implementing the software across the Stour Academy Trust as part of their 1-1 iPad programme, and shares:
- How Clicker boosts writing independence and learning engagement
- Her go-to ready-made resources for saving valuable planning and differentiation time
- How Clicker is used in classrooms to support cross-curricula learning
- Her top tips for successful implementation of Clicker across the trust
Improving outcomes for SEND pupils - the ‘five-a-day’ principle
The Education Endowment Foundation’s report on ‘Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools’ highlights five well-known strategies that classroom teachers can use to improve outcomes for all pupils, including those with additional needs.
Join former teachers Katie and Phil to find out how Clicker supports the implementation of the ‘5-a-day’ approach, not only making lesson content more inclusive, but saving teachers valuable preparation and differentiation time.
Case study: Improving learner outcomes with Clicker
Katie talks to Erica Smith, the EdTech Demonstrator School Lead for Highfurlong School in Blackpool, who have been having great success with Clicker. Erica shares:
- Highfurlong’s whole-school approach to using Clicker – “it’s a one-stop-shop for all ability levels and curriculum areas”
- Her top tips for implementation, including getting whole-staff buy-in
- The Clicker tools that have had the greatest impact on teaching and learning
Supporting English language learners with Clicker
Phil is joined by Louise Dawson, an enthusiastic advocate of using assistive technology for inclusive language learning with 20+ years’ experience in schools around the world. They explore:
- Ready-made Clicker Sets to develop phonics, blending and pronunciation skills
- Quick and easy ways to model language and sentence structure in Clicker activities
- Resources for expanding pupils’ general and topic-specific vocabulary
The anxious learner, the reluctant writer – how Clicker can help
Many children struggle with anxiety when faced with writing activities. Do you have children who:
- Worry about getting started?
- Worry about organising their ideas?
- Worry about finding the right words?
- Worry about being the only one using ‘something different’ in class?
Carol Allen, an expert in the fields of ICT and Inclusion, talks us through the layers of support and structure offered by Clicker to help anxious learners overcome barriers, build confidence, and achieve their potential.
Clicker: Inclusive classroom support for dyslexic learners
Clicker is the most widely-used reading and writing tool in the UK for young learners with dyslexia. In this session, Phil and Katie demonstrate how Clicker helps dyslexic pupils to:
- Organise and plan their writing
- Overcome spelling frustration
- Access curriculum content
Closing the gap in writing achievement with Clicker
Katie shares her top tips on using Clicker to close the writing achievement gap:
- Utilising mind maps and storyboards to help children sequence their ideas.
- Speeding up the writing process with intelligent prediction and word banks.
- Freeing up the cognitive load, giving children of all abilities meaningful opportunities to be creative and realise their true writing potential.
Building phonics confidence with Clicker
Our Training Coordinator Gemma Dean shares ready-made LearningGrids resources that will help you to ensure early learners are secure in their knowledge of letters and sounds:
- Use decodable stories to help children progress incrementally through an increasing range of graphemes and phoneme.
- Take a look at our Talk and Matching sets, which give children lots of opportunities to practise blending and segmenting.
- Access ‘Read it Yourself’ Clicker Books specifically designed to encourage developing readers to decode and read text for themselves.