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Pauline Smith

At the start of a new year, many of us look for ways to lead healthier lives and we often encourage children to do the same. There are a variety of resources on LearningGrids to encourage children to talk, read, and write about the importance of making healthy choices.

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Gemma Dean

Space project – resource ideas

February 24th, 2021
by Gemma Dean

Recently a teacher contacted us asking if we had any suggestions for supporting children working on a project on space. I thought this was a really great activity and I enjoyed putting together resources on the topic. Here are some ideas that might be helpful for others.

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Joanne Gibbins

Flipped learning with Clicker

February 17th, 2021
by Jo Gibbins

Flipped learning has seen a revival recently with the closure of many schools due to the Coronavirus pandemic and an increase in remote learning. Clicker is a fantastic platform for delivering accessible and engaging content to acquire initial knowledge outside of the classroom in this flipped learning approach.

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Joanne Gibbins

Safer Internet Day with Childnet

February 9th, 2021
by Jo Gibbins

We've teamed up with Childnet to put together some resources to help children learn about staying safe online.

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John Crick

SymbolStix diversity update

February 3rd, 2021
by John Crick

We’re very excited by the latest update to SymbolStix which brings with it a larger variety of skin tones for every symbol that includes a person.

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Joanne Gibbins

Home learning with Clicker

January 27th, 2021
by Jo Gibbins

I just had to let you know about a great activity that a parent shared with me recently. Whilst doing some home learning with her 5-year-old daughter, she decided to create a simple Connect Set in Clicker to support her daughter’s writing – with fantastic results!

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Tania Johnston

Kamala Harris and Clicker

January 22nd, 2021
by Tania Johnston

On January 20th Kamala Harris was sworn-in as vice president of the United States alongside President Joe Biden. We have recently published resources on LearningGrids to help your students write and talk about this important event in U.S. history.

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Gemma Dean

Clicker and Talk for Writing

January 20th, 2021
by Gemma Dean

Recently we were asked about using Clicker alongside Talk for Writing in our Clicker Community Facebook group. I answered with some suggestions, but I felt it was such a good topic it would be beneficial to write up some ideas in more detail for each stage of the Talk for Writing approach.

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Pauline Smith

We have some great resources on LearningGrids to help children to understand and write about the causes and consequences of various natural disasters.

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Joanne Gibbins

LearningGrids monthly update

December 22nd, 2020
by Jo Gibbins

Our team have been working really hard on a new feature in response to customer feedback: a quick and easy way to see the new resources that have been published each month.

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Alex Willcox

We spoke with Emma Gorton about how Clicker is helping the children at Micklehurst Primary School to become more successful writers.

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Joanne Gibbins

If you’re looking to support your students in extending and improving their writing, here are a few ways that you can use Word Banks in Clicker and Wordbars in DocsPlus to help.

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Pauline Smith

Christmas is coming!

December 7th, 2020
by Pauline Smith

We have some fantastic festive-themed resources for your younger learners in the Christmas section on LearningGrids.

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Tania Johnston

Greek Myths

November 25th, 2020
by Tania Johnston

We have recently published a series of Clicker resources focused on Greek myths.

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Gemma Dean

Some recent online discussions explored how to make creative writing exercises more accessible for children with literacy difficulties. Here are some examples I came up with of how you could use different Clicker Sets to support children.