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Phil Hackett

Mada Assistive Technology Center officially launched Clicker 7 Arabic at an event on the 7th November 2018.

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Carol Allen

As we move towards a greater understanding of the effects that anxiety can have on our physiological, psychological, and social well-being, we see that many of the "difficult" behaviors experienced in a busy classroom can have the same origin.

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Ben Tookey

Clicker 7 Release 9

December 5th, 2018
by Ben Tookey

Clicker 7 Release 9 is now available to download in our Support section.

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Tania Johnston

Christmas literacy focus

November 28th, 2018
by Tania Johnston

Using holiday themes can be a fun way to reinforce language arts objectives.

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Marcus

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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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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catherine jell

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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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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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...

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catherine jell

Clicker success with older learners

August 29th, 2018
by Catherine Jell

Recently, June Howard (Teaching Assistant at Hyde School) sent us a message to share how Clicker 7 has made a world of difference to an eighth grade student she works with...

Tania Johnston

Summer Haiku

July 4th, 2018
by Tania Johnston

Want to keep learners’ creative juices flowing over the long summer break? Check out the Clicker 7 set Summer Haiku. This Word Bank provides 1, 2, and 3-syllable words...

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Clicker 7 in Fourfields Community Primary School

June 20th, 2018
by Catherine Jell

In Peterborough, UK, Fourfields Primary has been using Clicker 7 to support students of all ages and abilities. We recently went to visit them to hear about the success the children and staff have been enjoying.

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Joanne Gibbins

Speaking sets in Clicker

June 6th, 2018
by Jo Gibbins

Speaking is one of the four essential literacy skills that help children to become well-rounded communicators – not just in school, it’s a hugely important life skill too!