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Ben Tookey

Craig joins the Support Team!

November 14th, 2018
by Ben Tookey

We are pleased to welcome Craig Whittington to the Crick Software Support Team.

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Phil Hackett

Clicker 7 Arabic in the United Arab Emirates

November 7th, 2018
by Phil Hackett

Earlier this year we announced the release of a full Arabic translation of our award-winning literacy software - Clicker 7...

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Learning about Rosa Parks

November 2nd, 2018
by Marcus Dux

I really enjoyed last week’s episode of Doctor Who, which celebrated the story of Rosa Parks and her impact on the civil rights movement in the US.

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Recently, we spoke to Rachel Hinds, Head of Inclusion at Al Bateen Academy in Abu Dhabi. When she moved from teaching elementary school students to teaching middle and high schoolers, Rachel was looking for a more ‘grown up’ version of Clicker to support students with special needs and provide more affordable exam access arrangements.

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Joanne Gibbins

High-frequency words with Clicker

October 24th, 2018
by Jo Gibbins

It is really important that children learn how to read and spell the common words (often called high-frequency or sight words) that make up a large proportion of the words they will see and use most often in their everyday reading and writing...

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Marcus

I recently joined the Crick Software team as an Education Consultant, and now knowing all the products inside out, I’ve realized just how useful Clicker and DocsPlus would have been during my time in education!

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Ben Tookey

Did you know? – DocsPlus accessibility tips

October 10th, 2018
by Ben Tookey

For writers with low vision, you can configure DocsPlus so that the following items are displayed in the same color scheme...

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What is SymbolStix?

October 8th, 2018
by Catherine Jell

Originally designed and developed by News-2-You, Inc. for use in its internet newspaper and online curriculum, SymbolStix is a really engaging library of symbols...

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Clicker 7 research - Wensum Junior School

October 3rd, 2018
by Catherine Jell

Wensum Junior School in Norwich, UK has been using Clicker software over the past few years, and teachers have recently investigated the level of impact the program has on literacy success at their school...

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DocsPlus – a personalized approach to writing

September 27th, 2018
by Victoria Crivelli

Victoria Crivelli, who has been a specialist Dyslexia teacher for over 30 years, explores the support our new writing tool for middle and high schools, DocsPlus, offers learners with dyslexia:

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Phil Hackett

Clicker 7 lesson plan - animal groups

September 25th, 2018
by Phil Hackett

Here’s an extract from the KS1, Year 1, Programme of Study (Science), which is similar to a curriculum framework objective for Kindergarteners in the US: “Pupils should be taught to: identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.” Here is how I might plan a lesson around animal groups using Clicker:

Tania Johnston

Start your day with Clicker

September 19th, 2018
by Tania Johnston

Why not start the new school year with a fun daily routine that reinforces the days of the week, months of the year, and the weather?

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Neil Andrew

Custom picture libraries in Clicker 7

September 12th, 2018
by Neil Andrew

Back in June, I visited a special educational needs center in Connecticut to deliver Clicker 7 training with one of my co-workers. One topic that came up several times was the idea of having a customized picture library for Instant Pictures, the Spell Checker, and the Predictor.

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Ben Tookey

Did you know? – DocsPlus tips

September 5th, 2018
by Ben Tookey

Here are some handy tips about things you can do in DocsPlus!

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Neil Andrew

It is the mission of every educator to prepare each student to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom. In districts with large student populations, it can become tricky to monitor individual achievements...