Clicker Connect SymbolStix enables young learners and struggling writers to take their first steps to independent writing by using…
Clicker Connect SymbolStix enables young learners and struggling writers to take their first steps to independent writing by using words and phrases with the support of symbols. Extensively used in schools around the world, the Clicker product range has been continuously developed by Crick Software for over 20 years.
“The app is a triumph because it is based on a simple idea that scaffolds independent writing skills.”
- Teach Primary Magazine
“…a truly remarkable app to help teach the writing process. I have been using this with some of my special learners and they are showing great progress and pride with their writing skills! Highly recommended!”
- The Appy Ladies
“A must-have for your Assistive Technology toolkit – amazing writing & picture supports.”
- Brian S Friedlander, Ph. D, AssistiveTek, LLC
DEVELOP INDEPENDENT WRITING SKILLS
Students choose from clusters of symbol-supported words and phrases to produce their own writing. Both the symbol and the text are displayed, encouraging learners to make the connection between them.
As each sentence is completed it is spoken aloud, helping learners to review what they have written and to understand the link between the symbols they see and the words they hear. Students can also listen to words/symbols before using them, to help them choose the one they want.
INDIVIDUALIZED LITERACY SUPPORT
Create writing activities using any text and add symbols or pictures to support each word or phrase. Included with the app is the SymbolStix library of over 24,000 symbols plus the Crick Picture Library of 3,500 curriculum pictures.
DIFFERENTIATE SUPPORT ACCORDING TO NEED
• Color-code words or phrases to emphasize sentence structure
• Enlarge cells for extra clarity
• Use the child-friendly keyboard alongside the grids to extend writing
• Searchable range of free curriculum resources on LearningGrids, available from within the app.
ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL
To make access easier for those with physical challenges, the unique SuperKeys option makes words easy to target. Click/Tap anywhere within a cluster to enlarge it, and then click/tap the word or symbol you want. The keyboard works in the same way, with the keys grouped into just six large clusters that fill the keyboard area when expanded.
ENJOY WRITING SUCCESS
The child-friendly Sassoon font included in the app makes Clicker documents look great on screen and on paper. Save directly to your Google Drive, print your work, or share it via email. Whatever your students’ current level, watch their confidence grow and their motivation soar as they experience writing success!
USE IT YOUR WAY
In the simple Settings menu, select American, British, or Australian English, and customize the voice, font, and colors. Clicker Connect SymbolStix works anywhere, whether or not you have an Internet connection.
PART OF CRICK SOFTWARE’S CLICKER FAMILY
Based in the US and UK, Crick Software has a worldwide reputation for quality educational software for students of all abilities. To find more Clicker Apps, search for Crick Software in the Web Store.
Install Clicker Connect SymbolStix for Chromebooks to access it for free for 28 days. After the 28 days, you can purchase a subscription for single users, groups of users, or domains.
Get more information on Clicker Connect SymbolStix licensing and pricing at www.cricksoft.com/apps.