A perfect next step from Clicker Sentences, Clicker Connect enables young learners and struggling writers to take their first steps…
A perfect next step from Clicker Sentences, Clicker Connect enables young learners and struggling writers to take their first steps to independent writing by using words and phrases to build coherent text. Extensively used in schools around the world and now available for Chrome, 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...it kick-starts the writing process, helps children to be creative and gives them a clear sense of achievement."
- Teach Primary Magazine review
"...a truly remarkable app to utilize 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 words, phrases and pictures to produce their own writing. As each sentence is completed, it is spoken aloud, helping learners to review and correct what they have written.
Children can right-click to listen to any of the words and phrases in the grid before using them, providing an opportunity to rehearse their sentences before writing them.
USE ANY TEXT
Set up a sequence of grids for your students in seconds, arranging words and phrases into clusters as you go. Plus, get free ready-made Connect Sets from our LearningGrids site, which is fully accessible from within the app!
WRITE WITH PICTURES
For additional support, add a picture to any cell in your grid – over 3500 searchable curriculum pictures are included, and you can use your own from your photo library or snap them straight in with the Chromebook camera. As you write, each picture goes into the document too, helping students to read back what they have written.
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 word cluster to enlarge it, and then click/tap the word 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. And Clicker Connect works anywhere, whether or not you have an Internet connection.
PART OF CRICK SOFTWARE’S CLICKER FAMILY
Based in the UK and US, 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 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 licensing and pricing at www.cricksoft.com/apps
- Various minor bug fixes and enhancements