Crick Software blog

lifetime achievement award
Lina Howarth

The annual Bett Awards are the “Oscars” of the EdTech industry, bringing together innovative and practical educational technology solutions from industry experts across the globe. We are thrilled to announce that the recipients of this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award were our very own John and Ann Crick!

US Practice spelling words with Clicker
Siobhan Butel

Practice spelling words with Clicker

March 29, 2022
by Siobhan Butel

Earlier this quarter, my daughter brought home a list of high frequency words that her school would like us to practice spelling with her.

US Colorful semantics and Clicker
Siobhan Butel

Colorful semantics and Clicker

March 16, 2022
by Siobhan Butel

Do you use colorful semantics in your classroom? Colorful semantics is an approach designed by Alison Bryan to help students develop their grammar skills and support them with sentence structure.

success-story
Siobhan Butel

We recently received a wonderful Clicker success story from Marianne Baird who is the Assistant Principal and Special Education Coordinator at Sunny Bank Primary School in the UK.

Clicker-and-metacognition
Phil Hackett

Clicker and metacognition

March 3, 2022
by Phil Hackett

Recently, I was in conversation with the lead psychologist of a group of schools who wanted to know how Clicker could help with metacognition.

kidsaid lead
Nicki Wilson

KidsAid – our charity of the year

February 23, 2022
by Nicki Wilson

At the start of every year, we take a company-wide vote to decide which of the many worthy organizations in our communities (US and UK) will be the Crick Software “charity of the year.”

US-Turning worksheets in Clicker sets
Toni Caggiano

Worksheet transformation with Clicker

February 16, 2022
by Toni Caggiano

In a recent conversation with an assistive technology specialist in Virginia, the topic of worksheets came up.

Poor spelling skills
Pauline Smith

When teaching students with spelling difficulties, we can't use a “one size fits all” approach. So, I have highlighted a few ways that Clicker tools and resources can be used to give these learners personalized tasks and support, enabling them to experience success.

February webinars
Nicki Wilson

In February we have a packed agenda of webinars to demonstrate how everyone can benefit from using our Clicker literacy tools.

Charlottes Web
Tania Johnston

Charlotte’s Web and Clicker

January 5, 2022
by Tania Johnston

One of my favorite books to read with my classes was always Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. It is a great read-aloud book and perfect for more independent students to tackle on their own.

COVID-relief-funding-and-Crick-Software
Toni Caggiano

I have been talking to lots of school district administrators over the last few months about the impact the pandemic has had on the students they support. Many of them are still struggling to catch up after so much time at home, with teachers doing their best to address learning loss.

support
Ben Tookey

In today’s connected society, being able to share files quickly and easily is important.

US Social-emotional learning with Clicker
Tania Johnston

Social-emotional learning with Clicker

November 18, 2021
by Tania Johnston

One of the many things the pandemic has done is to reinforce the importance of the social and emotional well-being of children and the role that social-emotional learning (SEL) must play in schools, alongside of academic learning.

Testing accommodations and DocsPlus
Rosie Sheach

Testing accommodations and DocsPlus

November 10, 2021
by Rosie Sheach

After working at Crick Software for over a year, I can see the impact using DocsPlus throughout my secondary education would have had in supporting my learning. I’m dyslexic, and during my exams I was entitled to have a scribe and a reader and was given extra time.

Ready-made resources for vocabulary and language
Pauline Smith

Teachers use many strategies to support English learners or students who have a speech or language delay. Read on to find out how the resources on LearningGrids can be used during intervention sessions.