We recently spoke with Sheila Robertson, Lead Teacher at Wallacestone Primary School in Falkirk, UK about how they have been using Clicker and the Clicker Apps as part of their Pupil Equity Funding agenda to improve reading, writing, and digital literacy throughout the school. They’ve been able to create differentiated resources for children with varying abilities, enabling those students to produce fantastic pieces of independent work.
“In the last few years we have been looking at developing our approach to teaching writing across the school. We recognized more and more that there were so many children with fantastic ideas who were unable to get them down on paper, whether they had an identification of dyslexia or not. I went to a course and saw that a part of Clicker was the recording function and I thought that would help so many children in our school to generate ideas. I also saw that with Clicker Sentences you could create differentiated sentence building activities and thought it would help so many children develop fundamental writing skills in a way that is unique to them…
We’ve already seen success with Clicker. I was working with a small group of children who have been studying the senses in their class and were putting all the information they had learned into a booklet. To do this we were predominantly using Clicker Docs, downloading and adding different pictures or taking photographs to add to the document, and then annotating the images with the information. These are children that previously would not have been able to write much by themselves, but with Clicker Docs were able to make colorful booklets that their classmates were very envious of!”
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