In addition to enhancing the core Clicker features that teachers know and love, Crick Software have added Clicker Cloze, Clicker Analytics, Picturize, and so much more! Clicker 8 combines exciting new feature ideas from Clicker fans with the inclusive literacy support tools already known and loved.
What’s new in Clicker 8?
Clicker 8 builds on the worldwide success of its award-winning predecessors. It’s inclusive, it’s engaging, it’s intuitive, and it enables teachers to give every learner the personalised, evidence-led support they need to take their literacy skills to the next level.
Cloze activities are many a teacher’s go-to resource for comprehension exercises. They’re also fantastic for developing core reading and language skills. With Clicker Cloze, you can create a cloze activity using any text in just a few seconds. Complete within Clicker or print out for use away from the computer.
Clicker enables struggling writers to produce finished pieces of work that just wouldn’t be possible without its support. But wouldn’t it be great to see how your learners achieved this? Clicker 8’s brand new analytics tool records each pupil’s writing journey. See how the writing task was completed, with detailed information about the tools that were used, to make informed decisions about each pupil’s current support levels and progress-boosting next steps.
Whether used for visual stimulation, talking points, or to aid understanding, pictures are a valuable tool for supporting literacy development. Select the ‘Picturize’ button to instantly add pictures to any Clicker grid, including Sentence Sets and Word Banks. Our updated CrickPix bank includes over 4500 curriculum pictures, and you can also incorporate your own images or one of our add-on symbol sets.
More curriculum resources
The all-new LearningGrids zone includes powerful new search tools so that you can find the ready-made Clicker resources you need, faster. Use ‘Resource Families’ to quickly find groups of literacy activities on the same topic. Plus, we’ve added hundreds of new resources based on our award-winning ‘Powered By Clicker’ titles, including the Find Out & Write About non-fiction series, Planet Wobble talking books for struggling readers, Clicker Tales for Early Years, and our New to English resources for EAL pupils.
Books and Boards
Two of your favourite Clicker activities are now even easier to create and customise. Choose from a selection of easy templates when you start making a Clicker Book or Board, with much more control of the layout and ‘look and feel’. Clicker Book fans will also be excited by our new ‘Add video’ option to quickly bring books to life!
New children’s voices
Realistic-sounding speech feedback has always been one of Clicker’s most powerful literacy support tools. Clicker 8 comes with two additional children’s voices to further increase our selection of regional accents.
We are committed to providing software that enables every pupil to access the curriculum and achieve success. If you’re working with pupils with alternative access needs, you’ll love our new ‘Pause Access’ button, which enables teachers to instantly pause eye gaze or switch access within Clicker when you need to intervene or make a teaching point, preventing any accidental inputs. We’ve also added a more visible ‘click effect’ when a cell is selected with eye gaze, making it easier for children to see if they’ve achieved their objective
Clicker universal licensing
Many schools are using a combination of devices to support their learners. Our new Clicker universal licensing enables you to ‘mix and match’ Clicker 8 licenses for your Windows/Mac machines with Clicker Writer licenses for your iPads and Chromebooks
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