Crick Software blog

DocsPlus-for-Students
Gemma Dean

We’re excited to announce that our new training resources – DocsPlus for Students – are now live on our website!

US-Nursery-rhymes-and-early-language-skills
Pauline Smith

There has been a (much–needed) focus on developing early language skills recently. Through my research, I discovered that experts are talking about the power of nursery rhymes. Did you know that a child who knows eight nursery rhymes in their early years will be among the higher achievers in reading and spelling when they are eight years old?

support-1
Julia Bradley

With the new school year well underway, Support has been super busy with inquiries regarding managing apps licenses. So, let’s look at what it’s all about!

self-determination theory
Bridget Philpott

Self-determination theory (SDT) relates to human motivation. It suggests that people are most likely to be self-determined when three human needs are fulfilled...

Clicker-Basics
Gemma Dean

Clicker Basics - Training Resources

November 2, 2022
by Gemma Dean

We’re excited to announce that our new training resources – Clicker Basics – are now live on our website!

Explore Mexico with Clicker
Tania Johnston

Explore Mexico with Clicker

October 19, 2022
by Tania Johnston

Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death and takes place on November 1st and 2nd each year in Mexico. The holiday has roots back to rituals honoring the dead in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.

support-keeping it simple
Julia Bradley

Support - keeping it simple!

October 13, 2022
by Julia Bradley

We live in an age where tech is developing at a phenomenal rate and can be considered by some as ‘overcomplicated’ and only for those who are ‘tech savvy’. With so many instructions to follow and ‘click here, click there’; it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming…

Guest post - Beth Poss
Beth Poss

In this guest post, Beth explores how educators can meaningfully assess student progress while ensuring all learners have the choice to demonstrate their understanding in the way that best suits their needs and interests.

summer-story-share
Bridget Philpott

Summer story share

September 28, 2022
by Bridget Philpott

We are delighted to share some lovely entries from our Summer Story Share competition!

stuck-list
Joanne Gibbins

According to Dr. Kirstin Mulholland, a professor in education, everyone needs a “stuck list.” She shared her advice in a recent article about classroom strategies to support students to work and tackle challenges in their learning independently, minimizing the first port of call being to ask an adult for help.

news
John Crick

We’re really excited to announce Clicker 8 Release 9, available free to all Clicker 8 users. Here are a few highlights...

Clicker Talk is here
Lina Howarth

Clicker Talk is here!

September 13, 2022
by Lina Howarth

We’re excited to announce the launch of Clicker Talk, the newest member of the Clicker Apps family - perfect for boosting students’ speaking and listening skills across the curriculum.

Nonsense narratives
Bridget Philpott

Research shows that nonsense narratives benefit children’s social and emotional well-being. Here’s how every learner can enjoy writing them using Clicker.

news
Lina Howarth

It’s been a busy few months at Crick, and as we prepare for the new academic year, we also have some fantastic new members of the UK team that we’d like to introduce you to.

We're going on a shape hunt
Pauline Smith

We’re going on a shape hunt!

August 10, 2022
by Pauline Smith

Have you seen the 3-D Shape Hunt Clicker resources? These colorful sets are great for helping students to identify, name, and write about shapes that can be spotted within everyday objects. Read on to see how this can be a fun activity to carry out during the summer break.