At the heart of Clicker sits a child-friendly word processor. What sets Clicker apart from other word processors is the extensive support it offers to emergent, developing and struggling readers and writers. With Clicker, every child can become an independent writer.
Realistic speech feedback – students have an opportunity to hear their work read back to them in a friendly, age-appropriate voice that they can identify with.
Voice Notes – Students can record their own audio notes before they write to rehearse their sentences and capture their initial thoughts and ideas.
Intelligent word prediction – a built-in predictor to support struggling spellers. Both the predictor and customizable spell checker are speech supported.
Clicker Grids give students point-and-click access to whole words, phrases and pictures. Each kind of Clicker Set provides a specific writing support or targets a particular skill. Clicker makes creating and editing Clicker Sets easier than ever, so you can quickly provide content for any topic.
Create your own Clicker Sets or customize ready-made ones on the LearningGrids website.
Each grid in a Sentence Set contains all the words you need to build a sentence. A model sentence can be shown on the grid, in a pop-up, or aurally to provide the appropriate level of support.
Sentence Sets develop important literacy skills such as left-to-right directionality and the accurate use of capital letters and periods. You can create a Sentence Set for your students by simply typing or pasting your sentences.
Connect Sets help developing writers, struggling writers and English language learners to take their first steps to independent writing.
Students are provided with clusters of words, phrases and/or pictures to help them build a coherent piece of text. As with all Clicker Sets, students can listen to any word or phrase before adding it to their sentence.
When children are ready to write using the keyboard, they may still need support with the more difficult words. Build Word Banks to support any curriculum area - just paste relevant text and let Clicker do the rest, automatically removing the high frequency words.
Word Banks are organized in tabs to provide access alphabetically or through topic areas. It’s now even easier to create and edit Word Banks, and you can use them for writing frames, too.
NEW Select the ‘Picturize’ button to instantly add pictures to any Clicker grid, including Sentence Sets and Word Banks.
Includes the enhanced CrickPix library of over 4,500 curriculum-related pictures that can be easily incorporated into documents and writing grids. You can use your own photos and drawn images.
Create speech-supported on-screen books for your learners. Tailor the subject matter and comprehension level to your students’ particular learning needs and objectives.
Create Talk Sets to develop speaking and listening skills. Just add pictures to create Listen & Say, Talk About or Tell the Story activities.
Custom Clicker Sets
Build custom sets from scratch or from any other Clicker Set. Mix grids and pages, design your own layouts, and create accessible multimedia activities using picture, text and sounds.
Clicker license includes free access to hundreds of professionally made Clicker Books, Matching Sets and Talk Sets on a wide range of curriculum topics.
Clicker Board provides students with a built-in planning tool to help them prepare for writing.
Integrated Clicker support: use images or record voice notes for more ways to capture ideas, listen to text with speech tool, check using spell checker or prediction tools.
Once a Clicker Board has been created, it can be instantly transformed into a word or picture bank that will sit at the bottom of the document as students write, providing instant point-and-click access to key words, phrases and/or images.
LearningGrids is an ever-growing bank of free, ready-made Clicker resources created by a team of experienced teachers. Choose from thousands of engaging activities and grids covering a wide range of curriculum topics to save yourself hours of lesson preparation time.
Introducing Clicker Cloze: an exciting new tool that enables teachers to create ‘fill the blank’ activities in a matter of seconds! Use Cloze activities to assess students’ topic knowledge, as well as their ability to use semantic and contextual clues.
Clicker 8’s brand new analytics tool provides you with rich data, giving you unique insight into each learner’s writing process. See at a glance how your students are using the accommodations you’ve put in place for them with Clicker, and whether they are ready to progress to new activities and challenges.
Clicker 8 offers a wide range of accessibility options, opening the door to an even wider group of learners.