Crick Software blog

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Sergio Germano

Clicker 8 can accommodate any type of keyboard layout you want to create and use. Here's how you can create a new keyboard with the letters grouped in alphabetical order.

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Alex Willcox

We recently spoke with Ellie Bennett about how they’ve been using Clicker to support children at Gorseland Primary School and the amazing progress they’ve made with their writing.

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Gemma Dean

Resource ideas – Macbeth

June 23, 2021
by Gemma Dean

A customer recently contacted me asking about Clicker resources that they could use with children studying Shakespeare. We have lots of resources on the topic of Macbeth and it’s easy to create even more...

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Joanne Gibbins

There’s been much talk lately of switching on closed captioning in television shows and movies to boost children’s reading skills. Here at Crick, we are number one fans of the multi-sensory approach to literacy.

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Joe Owen

A summary of our time-saving training resources which will enable you and your staff to become confident Clicker users.

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Alex Willcox

Clicker Community May 2021 roundup

May 26, 2021
by Alex Willcox

Some of our favorite Clicker moments from our amazing Clicker community from the past few months.

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Gemma Dean

Exploring senses with Clicker

May 12, 2021
by Gemma Dean

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.

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Pauline Smith

Florence Nightingale

May 10, 2021
by Pauline Smith

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.

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Pauline Smith

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.

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Phil Hackett

Clicker licensing 101

April 21, 2021
by Phil Hackett

An overview of the Clicker licenses available for school and home users.

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Tania Johnston

Clicker is great for a multisensory approach to learning. Here's how using pictures and speech helps children to learn new words and concepts.

funding
Neil Andrew

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.

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Gemma Dean

Resource ideas - dinosaurs

March 31, 2021
by Gemma Dean

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.

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Pauline Smith

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.

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Frank X McGarey

Funding sources in the era of COVID

March 17, 2021
by Frank X McGarey

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.