Crick Software blog

Math and reading (keeping up with Clicker) - US
Joanne Gibbins

How Clicker can help disadvantaged students who struggle with reading and math.

Transition lessions for new classes
Andrew Cumming

Transition lessons for new classes

August 18, 2021
by Andrew Cumming

Every September, teachers plan and create transition lessons for their new class.

Sergio Germano

License management

August 11, 2021
by Sergio Germano

The lead-up to the start of a new school year is a great time to audit your software licenses so you don’t run into problems later.

Alex Willcox

Clicker 8 has won the Special Educational Needs Solutions Award at Bett 2021!

Visuals in Clicker header
Gemma Dean

Visual supports in Clicker

July 28, 2021
by Gemma Dean

We're often asked by schools how they can incorporate visuals in Clicker to support their learners. Children with a range of needs can benefit from using visuals. Here are some of the different ways you can use visuals in Clicker.

KWL Chart header
Tania Johnston

Clicker K-W-L Chart

July 21, 2021
by Tania Johnston

We’ve recently added a K-W-L chart on LearningGrids. These are a great way to engage students in a new topic – helping them to recall knowledge, develop a purpose for learning, and track their progress.

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.

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.

Macbeth header
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...

Clicker and subtitles header
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.

Training resources - header
Joe Owen

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

social media header
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.

senses header
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.

Florence Nightingale - blog header
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.

Billy Goats Gruff header
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.