We love hearing how Clicker is making a difference in schools, and we’ve had some wonderful success stories shared with us from schools in Fife! From individual pupils to small groups and whole school access, these schools demonstrate the universal support Clicker provides to ensure they meet their cohort’s unique needs.
"Clicker opens up the world of communication and writing for all learners"
My name is Morag Rice and I work at Duloch Primary School.
We use Clicker to support small groups with literacy difficulties, including significant ASN.
At Duloch Primary, we’ve been using Clicker for a number of years to support our learners. We have a lot of success using Clicker to support children who really struggle with the writing process or have literacy difficulties – it’s a great tool to aid their word choice, spelling and writing structure. We’ve also had great success using Clicker with children who have significant ASN to support their early stages of writing, like building sentences and making simple books. Thanks to Clicker, we have a tool to increase our reluctant writers’ engagement, and they feel much more successful because they write so much more in lessons and use a wider range of vocabulary thanks to Clicker’s spelling tools.
Clicker’s ability to provide picture support has been invaluable for many of our pupils and they all love hearing their sentences read back to them. Clicker opens up the world of communication and writing for all learners – even children who have significant additional needs. Every learner can feel proud of their achievements, and they love it when we print out their Clicker work and share it with home!
“Clicker is a massive support in our school… it has helped numerous children in all areas of the curriculum.”
Hi, I’m Jayne Cation and I work at Kennoway Primary School.
Clicker is used for whole class input and small group support.
Kennoway Primary School has a site license for Clicker because we have almost 500 children including nursery pupils who all benefit from its ability to overcome barriers to learning – as well as make the writing experience more enjoyable for children who prefer typing their work.
Clicker is a highly flexible tool – we use it for whole class lessons where we brainstorm ideas together in Clicker Boards and create corresponding Word Banks, but it’s also used for small group support in maths, phonics and for sentence structure focus groups. Our pupils are really familiar with Clicker’s Word Banks and Voice Notes and make excellent use of these regularly.
“My Clicker highlight is the wonder and amazement on children’s faces when they hear their stories being read back to them.”
I'm Lauren Moyes from Warout Primary School.
We use Clicker across the whole school and it’s available to all our pupils.
Clicker has been used for as long as I can remember at Warout Primary School! It is widely used across all stages because of the many ways it can be adapted to suit learners’ needs. I have normalised the use of ICT in Primary 7, so Clicker is accessible to all. I’ve also trained individual pupils on Clicker to support their independent learning.
My Clicker highlight must be the wonder and amazement on children’s faces when they hear their stories being read back to them. Some of our children use Clicker across the curriculum because it is so beneficial for EAL pupils to introduce them to key vocabulary, others use it for numeracy support while most use it for writing support.
A pupil within our early years who has dyslexia can confidently navigate Clicker, using the predictor and spell check with ease, and sees huge success now when he is completing his written tasks. It’s fantastic!
We have found that a site licence is hugely beneficial for all because all staff and pupils find it easy to use.
“Clicker can be used in so many different ways, but always remains user friendly!”
My name is Margaret O Connell and I work at Mclean Primary School.
Clicker is used to support pupils with dyslexia, EAL and literacy difficulties.
I first came across Clicker when I received training for my role as a Support for Learning Teacher. We focused on how to support pupils with Dyslexia. As time has progressed we have expanded the use of Clicker across our pupil cohorts such as those who have English as an additional language or those experiencing literacy challenges.
We love using Clicker’s LearningGrids in IDL topics and have seen incredible success using these to support a pupil with learning difficulties.
By using an insect LearningGrids resource, our pupil was able to demonstrate that she was more knowledgeable about mini-beasts than her peers! If she had been assessed through written outcomes or worksheets alone, then she would not have achieved the same success. She used Clicker Books to listen to facts and record what she had learned in addition to her prior knowledge of the subject. She was then assisted in producing a Clicker Board which produced a Word Bank for her to then produce her own writing. Using the Picturize option allowed her to be supported in reading her writing and she demonstrated increased confidence in sharing her learning with others.
Clicker can be used in so many different ways, but always remains very user friendly!
“Clicker is an amazing universal support that benefits all children but can be adapted to meet individual needs.”
Hi, I’m Sarah Gibson from Park Road Primary School.
We use Clicker across the whole school and all children have access to it.
Clicker is an amazing universal support that benefits all children but can be adapted to meet individual needs. At Park Road Primary School, we have Clicker available on all our netbooks so that every child can have access and we use it daily for writing, phonic matching and comprehension and activities. We encourage the children to use Clicker Boards and the predictor to support their writing, and for phonic activities in P1-3 on the smartboard.
Our pupils use Clicker differently depending on their needs: many find the predictor practical and the spell checker with speech really helpful. Some (who really struggle with writing) love the voice notes. Some pupils are so independent when they use Clicker’s Sentence Sets and Connect Sets that they get a real feeling of achievement when completing them. I have one child who loves creating Clicker Books with pictures imported, including their own drawings and sound effects alongside their writing.
One of our stand-out successes with Clicker is the progress it made for a learner with ASD. She was initially unwilling to write or talk about anything, so it was hard to ascertain her comprehension and writing ability. Using Clicker, she initially re-wrote the plot to her reading books with support from her PSA. Eventually we reduced her human support so she was using purely Clicker and its built-in support, and now she can complete work independently and she writes her own stories using the word predictor and writing frames!
We love seeing the pride in a child’s face when they print off their work to share with others!