Crick Software blog

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.