Lauren Woolf is a primary school teacher whose blog, That Little Outfit, provides teachers, parents and carers with resources and ideas to help children develop their literacy skills. In her review, she notes how Clicker 8’s supportive features can enable learners of all abilities to develop their literacy skills.
"One of the best aspects of Clicker 8 is the ability to create and edit cloze documents in seconds. This is a brilliant way to support the teaching of reading comprehension and language skills in the classroom, with a super simple way to support or challenge learners, as required. This would certainly save hours of preparation time as a busy primary school teacher and can be completed in Clicker or printed out for classroom use.
The analytics section of Clicker offers huge insights into learners' writing and can feed into assessments via the handy pie charts. These show percentages of words input in different ways, such as using the keyboard, predictor, clicker sets and spell check. All of these tools mean that you can make informed decisions about each pupil’s current support levels and progress-boosting next steps.
Having thoroughly tested the software with different tasks, Clicker 8 appears to be ideal for all primary school aged pupils as it offers such a varied amount of support and challenge for learners, no matter their writing ability. It genuinely does help children to create meaningful pieces of writing, one sentence at a time."