Crick Software blog

support-1
Julia Bradley

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
Bridget Philpott

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
Gemma Dean

Clicker Basics - Training Resources

November 2, 2022
by Gemma Dean

We’re excited to announce that our new training resources – Clicker Basics – are now live on our website!

Explore Mexico with Clicker
Tania Johnston

Explore Mexico with Clicker

October 19, 2022
by Tania Johnston

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.

Guest post - Beth Poss
Beth Poss

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.

summer-story-share
Bridget Philpott

Summer story share

September 28, 2022
by Bridget Griffiths

We are delighted to share some lovely entries from our Summer Story Share competition!

stuck-list
Joanne Gibbins

According to Dr. Kirstin Mulholland, a professor in education, everyone needs a “stuck list.” She shared her advice in a recent article about classroom strategies to support students to work and tackle challenges in their learning independently, minimizing the first port of call being to ask an adult for help.

news
John Crick

We’re really excited to announce Clicker 8 Release 9, available free to all Clicker 8 users. Here are a few highlights...

Clicker Talk is here
Lina Howarth

Clicker Talk is here!

September 13, 2022
by Lina Howarth

We’re excited to announce the launch of Clicker Talk, the newest member of the Clicker Apps family - perfect for boosting students’ speaking and listening skills across the curriculum.

Nonsense narratives
Bridget Philpott

Research shows that nonsense narratives benefit children’s social and emotional well-being. Here’s how every learner can enjoy writing them using Clicker.

We're going on a shape hunt
Pauline Smith

We’re going on a shape hunt!

August 10, 2022
by Pauline Smith

Have you seen the 3-D Shape Hunt Clicker resources? These colorful sets are great for helping students to identify, name, and write about shapes that can be spotted within everyday objects. Read on to see how this can be a fun activity to carry out during the summer break.

Clicker-and-learners-with-physical-difficulties
Joe Owen

At a recent school district demonstration, I focused on how Clicker can be used to support learners with a range of physical difficulties. Here are a few highlights!

Cognitive-Load-Theory-and-Clicker
Joanne Gibbins

Clicker is a great tool in supporting learners at all stages of their literacy journey. With lots of recent talk about cognitive load theory and its implications on learning, I wanted to explore some ideas about how Clicker can help.

Customer-Care-Meeting-Spotlight
Gemma Dean

Customer care meetings are a fantastic opportunity for Clicker and DocsPlus users to get expert advice during their subscription period.

Writing for an authentic audience
Tania Johnston

Most of us write differently depending on what we are writing and, importantly, who we are writing for. While we regularly give students different writing tasks to develop their writing skills and to expose them to different genres, too often the only audience for their writing is their teacher.