Crick Software blog

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...

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 has made a world of difference to an eighth grade student she works with...

Neil Andrew

With school budgets often stretched thin, finding the funding to purchase special education software can be challenging. But grants can make it possible—if you know where to look.

Phil Hackett

When demonstrating DocsPlus to a group of teachers recently, we started to explore the many LearningGrids resources that could be used in lessons for a range of different activities...

Tania Johnston

Clicker Board story planners

August 13th, 2018
by Tania Johnston

Clicker Board story planner templates are ideal to use when children are planning their stories before writing them.

Ciara O'Sullivan

Teaching idioms with Clicker

August 2nd, 2018
by Ciara O'Sullivan

During a recent chat with one of the schools I work with, they mentioned how much value one of their teachers was getting from our ‘Idioms’ resources on LearningGrids.

catherine jell

Clicker 7 at Great Barr Primary School

August 1st, 2018
by Catherine Jell

At Great Barr Primary School, students with cerebral palsy have been using Clicker 7 to become more independent writers. Special Education Coordinator, Sarah Haywood, shared with us the impact the program has had on her learners...

Ben Tookey

License management

July 25th, 2018
by Ben Tookey

As the current school year ends, it’s a good time to audit your software licenses and consider whether they need to be moved around.

Phil Hackett

Story mapping a modern classic with Clicker

July 16th, 2018
by Phil Hackett

Many of the international schools I visit base their curriculum on the Primary Years Programme (PYP), a curriculum framework for students ages 3-12. When I demonstrate Clicker, schools are always impressed with the literacy support that it offers.

catherine jell

Clicker Connect SymbolStix

July 11th, 2018
by Catherine Jell

A lot of teachers have been asking us for an app that combines the power of Clicker with symbols. We’ve been working on this for a while and are now very excited to announce the launch of Clicker Connect SymbolStix!

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 set Summer Haiku. This Word Bank provides 1, 2, and 3-syllable words...

Katie Fitch

Using Clicker to track spelling progress

June 25th, 2018
by Katie Fitch

Schools often ask us how they can keep evidence of children’s work and spelling development when they use Clicker as a writing tool. The Document Analysis feature enables teachers to review and evaluate children’s writing...

catherine jell

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.

Phil Hackett

Clicker Communicator, our AAC iPad App, can also be used to interact with virtual assistants. This would enable users who find it difficult or impossible to communicate verbally to take control of their environment...

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!