Crick Software blog

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Phil Hackett

No grids? No problem!

June 29th, 2022
by Phil Hackett

LearningGrids is one of Clicker’s most popular features – teachers love having instant access to a free library of curriculum resources – at the time of writing there are close to 3,000 available! However, I am sometimes asked when training schools – “What if there aren’t any resources on my topic? Is it difficult to make your own?”

Inspiring-creative-story-writing-with-Clicker
Pauline Smith

Recently, I read an article written by teacher, author, poet and playwright Michael Morpurgo. He wrote about why schools should move away from teaching writing through a grammar-focused approach and, instead, encourage creativity and children’s love of reading and writing. I believe Clicker can help in this mission! Read on to find out ways that Clicker can empower students to express their thoughts, develop ideas, and discover the joy of writing.

Debates and discussions with Clicker
Pauline Smith

Engaging students in topical debates and discussions is a great way to build their confidence and skills in speaking and writing.

summer-story-share
Siobhan Butel

We’re looking for adventure-loving students of all ages and writing levels to join this year’s Clicker Summer Story Share.

Leveraging-ESSER-to-move-your-whole-district-forward
Frank X McGarey

Leveraging ESSER in the post-Covid environment

May 25th, 2022
by Frank X McGarey

Covid has had a profound impact on many of our institutions and education is no exception. Shifts in the learning process happened almost overnight. Teachers and staff responded to deliver learning in new ways. While it has been challenging for all, many students actually benefitted in some ways.

US-Using Clicker across the curriculum
Gemma Dean

I had a Customer Care meeting recently with a school who wanted to expand their use of Clicker across the curriculum. I showed them that we have lots of resources for cross-curriculum literacy on LearningGrids. Many of these can be found in the English Language Arts subject area.

US-Exploring the moon
Tania Johnston

Have you had a chance to look at all the Clicker resources on LearningGrids about the moon?

support
Ben Tookey

We’re excited to offer a new app to Clicker subscribers: Clicker Books! This brings all the features of Clicker Books in Clicker 8 to iPad and Chromebook users.

Clicker Books launch
Siobhan Butel

Here at Crick, we’ve all been working hard to get ready for the launch of Clicker Books for iPad and Chromebook. Now that it’s here with beautiful illustrations and a huge range of resources, I can’t wait to share what’s in store for you and your learners.

Carol Allen - The next stage of coping with Covid
carol-allen

Carol Allen is an Education Advisor specializing in Information Technology and Inclusion, having taught in both general education schools and schools for students with severe, profound, and multiple learning difficulties. In this powerful guest post, Carol explores the unique challenges that schools are currently facing, and what they can do to help everyone in their community flourish.

Check out our new Clicker Books
Pauline Smith

Check out our new Clicker Books!

April 8th, 2022
by Pauline Smith

Let’s take a closer look at the new Planet Wobble Books … The three new stories involve the Planet Wobble characters having an adventure or solving a problem - they are ideal for readers aged 5-7.

lifetime achievement award
Lina Howarth

The annual Bett Awards are the “Oscars” of the EdTech industry, bringing together innovative and practical educational technology solutions from industry experts across the globe. We are thrilled to announce that the recipients of this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award were our very own John and Ann Crick!

US Practice spelling words with Clicker
Siobhan Butel

Practice spelling words with Clicker

March 29th, 2022
by Siobhan Butel

Earlier this quarter, my daughter brought home a list of high frequency words that her school would like us to practice spelling with her.

US Colorful semantics and Clicker
Siobhan Butel

Colorful semantics and Clicker

March 16th, 2022
by Siobhan Butel

Do you use colorful semantics in your classroom? Colorful semantics is an approach designed by Alison Bryan to help students develop their grammar skills and support them with sentence structure.

success-story
Siobhan Butel

Sunny Bank Primary School – a success story

March 9th, 2022
by Siobhan Butel

We recently received a wonderful Clicker success story from Marianne Baird who is the Assistant Principal and Special Education Coordinator at Sunny Bank Primary School in the UK.