Introduction to Clicker Board

What you learned: printable summary

US-PWA-Create a Clicker Board

Use a Clicker Board to help students plan and develop ideas before writing:

  • Select the Clicker Board tab in Clicker Writer.
  • Select boards icon in the top toolbar and then choose new Clicker Board.
  • Choose a template to get started.
  • There are different ways to add a cell to your Board:
    • Drag add cell on to the Board.
    • Double-click on the Board.
    • Drag from the round handles highlighting a previously placed cell to create a new cell linked to the first.
    • Drag voice note on to the Board to add a Voice Note. Select record voice note in the top toolbar to make a recording.
  • Double-click a cell to add text.
  • Link two cells by dragging from the round handle on to the other cell.
  • Select add page to add a new page to the Board.
    • Move between the tabs to create or access more content.
    • Double-click a tab to rename it.
  • Send your mind map to the Document to support writing in different ways.
    • Go to boards icon .
    • Choose Send to Document to send your mind map to the Document as a diagram or text.
    • Select Create Word Bank to turn your Clicker Board into a Word Bank.
Edit a Clicker Board

Edit a Clicker Board to organize ideas more clearly:

  • Drag the square handles to re-size a cell.
  • In the left toolbar:
    • Go to change cell shape with a cell selected and then choose a new shape for the cell.
  • In the top toolbar:
    • Go to add picture with a cell selected to add a picture to the cell.
      • Choose from images in the CrickPix2 library, or images saved on your device, or take a photo with your webcam.
    • Go to change colour with a cell selected to change the color of the cell.
  • Select multiple cells to change their appearance or move them at the same time. To do this:
    • On a Chromebook, click cells while holding Ctrl.
    • On an iPad, tap Select in the lower toolbar, tap cells to select them, and then tap Select again.