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Gemma Dean

Visual supports in Clicker

July 28th, 2021
by Gemma Dean

We're often asked by schools how they can incorporate visuals in Clicker to support their learners. Children with a range of needs can benefit from using visuals. Here are some of the different ways you can use visuals in Clicker.

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Tania Johnston

Clicker K-W-L Chart

July 21st, 2021
by Tania Johnston

We’ve recently added a K-W-L chart on LearningGrids. These are a great way to engage students in a new topic – helping them to recall knowledge, develop a purpose for learning, and track their progress.

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Sergio Germano

Clicker 8 can accommodate any type of keyboard layout you want to create and use. Here's how you can create a new keyboard with the letters grouped in alphabetical order.

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Alex Willcox

Clicker success at Gorseland Primary School

June 30th, 2021
by Alex Willcox

We recently spoke with Ellie Bennett about how they’ve been using Clicker to support children at Gorseland Primary School and the amazing progress they’ve made with their writing.

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Gemma Dean

Resource ideas – Macbeth

June 23rd, 2021
by Gemma Dean

A customer recently contacted me asking about Clicker resources that they could use with children studying Shakespeare. We have lots of resources on the topic of Macbeth and it’s easy to create even more...

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Joanne Gibbins

There’s been much talk lately of switching on closed captioning in television shows and movies to boost children’s reading skills. Here at Crick, we are number one fans of the multi-sensory approach to literacy.

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Joe Owen

Time-saving training resources

June 9th, 2021
by Joe Owen

A summary of our time-saving training resources which will enable you and your staff to become confident Clicker users.

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Alex Willcox

Clicker Community May 2021 roundup

May 26th, 2021
by Alex Willcox

Some of our favorite Clicker moments from our amazing Clicker community from the past few months.

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Joanne Gibbins

We were recently asked about using DocsPlus to support students in Vocational Programs. With Wordbars to support structured written work and WorkSpaces to organize ideas and plan for writing, it’s certainly a great program to support your students.

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Gemma Dean

Exploring senses with Clicker

May 12th, 2021
by Gemma Dean

While researching for webinars and training sessions, I came across an article on the benefits of using different senses to aid vocabulary development and how this can be beneficial for younger learners and English language learners. While reading the article, I was inspired by all the ways Clicker could be used to support this.

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Alex Willcox

Filling in the Blanks’ Virtual 5K

May 12th, 2021
by Alex Willcox

On April 25, 2021, we took part in Filling in the Blanks Virtual 5K, the first fundraising event for this year’s charity.

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Pauline Smith

Florence Nightingale

May 10th, 2021
by Pauline Smith

We have recently published some differentiated Florence Nightingale sets that are a fantastic resource for supporting students to read, write, and talk about this famous nurse and how she improved hospital conditions.

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Pauline Smith

Using traditional tales as a starting point for learning is a fantastic way to engage children of all ages. I have highlighted a few of our recently published sets based on the Norwegian folktale the Billy Goats Gruff.

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Phil Hackett

Clicker licensing 101

April 21st, 2021
by Phil Hackett

An overview of the Clicker licenses available for school and home users.

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Tania Johnston

Clicker is great for a multisensory approach to learning. Here's how using pictures and speech helps children to learn new words and concepts.