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DocsPlus – a personalized approach to writing

September 27th, 2018
by Victoria Crivelli

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:

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Phil Hackett

Clicker 7 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:

Tania Johnston

Start your day with Clicker

September 19th, 2018
by Tania Johnston

Why not start the new school year with a fun daily routine that reinforces the days of the week, months of the year, and the weather?

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Neil Andrew

Custom picture libraries in Clicker 7

September 12th, 2018
by Neil Andrew

Back in June, I visited a special educational needs center in Connecticut to deliver Clicker 7 training with one of my co-workers. One topic that came up several times was the idea of having a customized picture library for Instant Pictures, the Spell Checker, and the Predictor.

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Ben Tookey

Did you know? – DocsPlus tips

September 5th, 2018
by Ben Tookey

Here are some handy tips about things you can do in DocsPlus!

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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...

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

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Neil Andrew

How to find funding for special education software

August 22nd, 2018
by 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.

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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...

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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.

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Ciara O'Sullivan

Teaching idioms with Clicker 7

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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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!