Introduction to Clicker Board

What you learned: printable summary

Create a Clicker Board R10

Use a Clicker Board to help children plan and develop ideas before writing:

  • In the Clicker Set ribbon, click New.
  • Choose a template from the Planning Boards.
  • There are different ways to add a cell to your Board:
    • Drag from  add cell R10  in the left toolbar on to the Board.
    • Double-click the background of the board where you want a cell to appear.
    • Drag from the round handles highlighting a previously placed cell to create a new cell linked to the first.
    • Drag  voice note R10  on to the Board to add a Voice Note. Double-click the Voice Note to make a recording.
  • Double-click a cell to add text.
  • Link two cells by dragging from the round handle on to the other cell.
  • Select  add new page R10  to add a new page to the board:
    • Move between the tabs to create or access more content.
    • Double-click a tab to rename it.
  • Click  export R10  to send your mind map to the Document to support writing in different ways:
    • Choose to send your mind map to the document as a diagram or text.
    • Choose to send your Voice Notes to the Document.
    • Select Create Word Bank to turn your Clicker Board into a Word Bank.
  • In the Clicker Set ribbon, click Save to save your activity.
Edit a Clicker Board R10

Edit a Clicker Board to organise ideas more clearly:

  • Drag the square handles to re-size a cell.
  • In the left toolbar:
    • Click  change cell shape R10  with a cell selected to change the shape of the cell.
  • In the upper toolbar:
    • Click  add picture R10  with a cell selected to add a picture to the cell.
      • Choose from images in the CrickPix2 library, images saved on your device or take a photo with your webcam.
    • Click  change colour R10  with a cell selected to change the colour of the cell.
  • Select multiple cells to change their appearance or to move them at the same time, by clicking them while holding Ctrl.