Crick Software blog
Time-saving training resources
A summary of our time-saving training resources which will enable you and your staff to become confident Clicker users.
Clicker Community May 2021 roundup
Some of our favorite Clicker moments from our amazing Clicker community from the past few months.
Vocational programs and DocsPlus
We were recently asked about using DocsPlus to support students in Vocational Programs. With Wordbars to support structured written work and WorkSpaces to organize ideas and plan for writing, it’s certainly a great program to support your students.
Exploring senses with Clicker
While researching for webinars and training sessions, I came across an article on the benefits of using different senses to aid vocabulary development and how this can be beneficial for younger learners and English language learners. While reading the article, I was inspired by all the ways Clicker could be used to support this.
Filling in the Blanks’ Virtual 5K
On April 25, 2021, we took part in Filling in the Blanks Virtual 5K, the first fundraising event for this year’s charity.
We have recently published some differentiated Florence Nightingale sets that are a fantastic resource for supporting students to read, write, and talk about this famous nurse and how she improved hospital conditions.
Using traditional tales as a starting point for learning is a fantastic way to engage children of all ages. I have highlighted a few of our recently published sets based on the Norwegian folktale the Billy Goats Gruff.
Clicker licensing 101
An overview of the Clicker licenses available for school and home users.
Clicker is great for a multisensory approach to learning. Here's how using pictures and speech helps children to learn new words and concepts.
Crick’s 2021 charity of the year
We’re very proud to be working with Filling in the Blanks as our 2021 charity of the year.
Clicker and The American Rescue Plan (ARP)
The latest round of COVID funding comes in the form of the American Rescue Plan, which passed into law in early March. Here's how you can purchase Clicker with your funds.
Resource ideas - dinosaurs
Recently when preparing a training session with a school, they passed me some dinosaur-themed resources that I could use as the basis for accompanying Clicker activities.
As students return to the classroom, they will be eager to share news with their friends, peers, and school adults. Let’s utilize this enthusiasm and channel it to recap and improve their vocabulary, sentence structures, and writing stamina.
Funding sources in the era of COVID
Significant federal and private funds are available to school districts. Here’s what’s currently available and how you can make use of them to support your students’ needs.
Clicker and “lost” learning
It’s hard to ignore the gloomy headlines about “lost learning” and “Covid gaps” caused by the pandemic over the last 12 months, but Clicker is a fantastic tool for helping children to revisit key concepts and reinforce gaps in their learning.