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05 Realistic speech feedback
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.

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.

Labelling activities using Clicker Board
Gemma Dean

Labeling activities using Clicker Board

November 21st, 2018
by Gemma Dean

At a recent Clicker training session with a school, the staff and I were discussing labeling activities, and I showed them how you could create these using Clicker Board.

Ben Tookey

Craig joins the Support Team!

November 14th, 2018
by Ben Tookey

We are pleased to welcome Craig Whittington to the Crick Software Support Team.

Phil Hackett

Earlier this year we announced the release of a full Arabic translation of our award-winning literacy software - Clicker 7...

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Marcus Dux

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.

catherine jell

Exam success with DocsPlus - Al Bateen Academy

October 31st, 2018
by Catherine Jell

Recently, we spoke to Rachel Hinds, Head of Inclusion at Al Bateen Academy in Abu Dhabi. When she moved from teaching elementary school students to teaching middle and high schoolers, Rachel was looking for a more ‘grown up’ version of Clicker to support students with special needs and provide more affordable exam access arrangements.

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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Marcus Dux

I recently joined the Crick Software team as an Education Consultant, and now knowing all the products inside out, I’ve realized just how useful Clicker and DocsPlus would have been during my time in education!

Ben Tookey

For writers with low vision, you can configure DocsPlus so that the following items are displayed in the same color scheme...

What is SymbolStix?
catherine jell

What is SymbolStix?

October 8th, 2018
by Catherine Jell

Originally designed and developed by News-2-You, Inc. for use in its internet newspaper and online curriculum, SymbolStix is a really engaging library of symbols...

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...


Victoria Crivelli, who has been a specialist Dyslexia teacher for over 30 years, explores the support our new writing tool for middle and high schools, DocsPlus, offers learners with dyslexia:

Phil Hackett

Clicker 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.