Crick Software blog

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Carolyn Knowles

During a chat with one of the schools I work with, they mentioned how much value one of their teachers was getting from our Figurative Language resources on LearningGrids.

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Toni Caggiano

When I meet with new schools who are interested in Clicker, I always love to showcase LearningGrids! LearningGrids contains thousands of high-quality resources - built by our fantastic Curriculum Team - that are regularly added to and updated. LearningGrids contains a variety of Clicker Sets to ensure that topics can be accessed in numerous ways.

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Gemma Dean

Assessing the impact of Clicker

April 12, 2023
by Gemma Dean

With any program or technology that you implement in school, you want to know it’s having a positive impact on learning and that you’re getting value for money. Here are some of the aspects of your students’ writing that Clicker can improve and how you can use the software to monitor and track their progress.

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Tania Johnston

Heart Words and Clicker

April 6, 2023
by Tania Johnston

For many schools there has been a renewed push towards phonics to help early or struggling readers and writers. This has impacted many aspects of reading and writing instruction, including the way that students are taught traditional “sight words.”

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Bridget Philpott

Clicker wins its 10th Bett Award!

April 3, 2023
by Bridget Griffiths

We are delighted to announce that Clicker has won the 2023 Bett Award for "Primary – Digital Learning Product – Language and Literacy."

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Bridget Philpott

Earlier this year we were thrilled to welcome Rachel Lawson, an administrator at Lansdowne Primary School, to share a Clicker success story with us as the focus of a free webinar.

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Julia Bradley

Whether you have recently purchased our software or are midway through your subscription, you will now be directed to our new portal to manage your licenses.

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Bridget Philpott

We’ve got another exciting development to share with you this week…

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Julia Bradley

Harness the power of pictures

February 15, 2023
by Julia Bradley

For our support blog this week, we are continuing to explore the most asked questions that the Support Team receive from Clicker users. Today we are going to look at how you can make your own picture libraries available to use within Clicker for Windows/Mac.

Clicker is a 2023 Bett Finalist
Lina Howarth

Clicker is a 2023 Bett Finalist!

January 27, 2023
by Lina Howarth

We’re extremely pleased to announce that Clicker is a Bett Awards finalist in the “Primary – Digital Learning Product – Literacy and Language” category.

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Bridget Philpott

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.

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Gemma Dean

Clicker Subject Spotlight – Math

January 11, 2023
by Gemma Dean

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.

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Joanne Gibbins

Book Dash and Clicker

January 4, 2023
by Jo Gibbins

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.”

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Julia Bradley

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.

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Pauline Smith

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?