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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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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.

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Neil Andrew

Clicker and The American Rescue Plan (ARP)

April 1st, 2021
by Neil Andrew

The latest round of COVID funding comes in the form of the American Rescue Plan, which passed into law in early March. Here's how you can purchase Clicker with your funds.

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Gemma Dean

Resource ideas - dinosaurs

March 31st, 2021
by Gemma Dean

Recently when preparing a training session with a school, they passed me some dinosaur-themed resources that I could use as the basis for accompanying Clicker activities.

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Pauline Smith

As students return to the classroom, they will be eager to share news with their friends, peers, and school adults. Let’s utilize this enthusiasm and channel it to recap and improve their vocabulary, sentence structures, and writing stamina.

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Frank X McGarey

Funding sources in the era of COVID

March 17th, 2021
by Frank X McGarey

Significant federal and private funds are available to school districts. Here’s what’s currently available and how you can make use of them to support your students’ needs.

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Joanne Gibbins

It’s hard to ignore the gloomy headlines about “lost learning” and “Covid gaps” caused by the pandemic over the last 12 months, but Clicker is a fantastic tool for helping children to revisit key concepts and reinforce gaps in their learning.

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Alex Willcox

We’ve published some great new Clicker resources that are designed to encourage children to reflect on how their lives have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has made them feel.

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Ben Tookey

Sharing Clicker / DocsPlus files

March 10th, 2021
by Ben Tookey

Our Clicker and DocsPlus files can be shared in a number of ways. Here's how you can share your files via the cloud, email and your school network.

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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.