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DocReader - Maximize your students’ access to curriculum content
In middle and high school classrooms, there is a growing expectation for students to access their learning through reading resources. Whether that’s reading a slide presentation, a printed document, or a webpage, reading is a key skill that enables students to access the curriculum.
Clicker is a 2023 Bett Finalist!
We’re extremely pleased to announce that Clicker is a Bett Awards finalist in the “Primary – Digital Learning Product – Literacy and Language” category.
It’s a new year and a new semester, which means that many schools will have recently carried out assessments for teachers to gain a summative insight into how the needs of their class have changed over the first part of the school year. Subsequently, many will have identified students who require extra support to keep them, or get them, on track.
Clicker Subject Spotlight – Math
Recently, we ran a training webinar focusing on how Clicker can be used to support teaching math. We had lots of requests for resources on different math topics. The most popular including numbers and counting, place value, and operations.
KidsAid – our Charity of the year for 2022… and 2023!
We have thoroughly enjoyed supporting KidsAid over the last year through a range of fundraising activities.
Book Dash and Clicker
Earlier this year, we came across an article that highlighted the work of a South African based charity called Book Dash that creates and publishes books for free. Their aim is to enable all children to “own a hundred books by the age of five.”
The predictor is one of the many fabulous features of Clicker and DocsPlus. Using the predictor results in greatly improved coherence, spelling, and grammar, and helps to increase the writing productivity of learners who struggle to transfer their knowledge and ideas to the page.
DocsPlus for Students - Training Resources
We’re excited to announce that our new training resources – DocsPlus for Students – are now live on our website!
Nursery Rhymes and early language skills
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?
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 – What it is and how Clicker can help!
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 - Training Resources
We’re excited to announce that our new training resources – Clicker Basics – are now live on our website!
Explore Mexico with Clicker
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!
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…
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.