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Clicker5 Overview

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Clicker5 Overview

  1. 1. By: Blair Thallmayer MCOM 585: Internship Office of Disability Services
  2. 2. <ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is Clicker 5? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is new? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clicker In Your Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addition Information </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is
  4. 4. Introducing Clicker <ul><li>What is Clicker? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clicker is a writing support and multimedia tool for children of all abilities and people with special needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clicker can be used to support teaching and learning in any subject area. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It has a talking word processor , called Clicker Writer , and can write in this without using the keyboard- simply click on the words in the on-screen Clicker Grid. Words are spoken aloud before and after writing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clicker Grids have a variety of uses, such as talking books , multimedia presentations and labeling activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comes with high- quality picture support to rapidly make useful and attractive teaching materials. Its realistic speech support reinforces learning and enables effective literacy and language teaching. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s such a versatile tool; the only limit is your imagination ! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Writing support for all abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Click on words to write in the word processor </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Realistic UK English speech </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights text when spoken – even real speech </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Shift-click to edit a cell in the grid </li></ul><ul><li>Then press Enter and click on the cell to write it </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Make some cells inactive until others are used </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you structure a piece of writing </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Write with pictures - can appear as you write </li></ul><ul><li>Comes with hundreds of illustrative pictures </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Can also use animations </li></ul><ul><li>Clicker Animations CD-ROM sold separately </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Use full-screen grids without word processor </li></ul><ul><li>Create talking books and presentations </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Pop-up grids help students of all abilities to write talking books </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Pop-up grids are also great for labelling exercises </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Record your own sounds and add video clips </li></ul><ul><li>Supports MP3, MPEG and the latest technology </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Free resources at LearningGrids.com </li></ul><ul><li>Search for and run resources within Clicker </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Templates help you create your own grids </li></ul><ul><li>Edit Mode makes it easy to modify grids </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Clicker Explorer lets you manage grids easily </li></ul><ul><li>Use Master Grids to edit many grids in one go </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>All Clicker Grids are switch accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Use Mayer-Johnson PCS symbols for communication </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>What’s New In </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Realistic UK English speech </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights text when spoken – even real speech </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Pop-up grids help students of all abilities to write talking books </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Pop-up grids are also great for labelling exercises </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Search LearningGrids.com within Clicker </li></ul><ul><li>Run resources straight off the website </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Clicker Explorer lets you manage grids easily </li></ul><ul><li>Use Master Grids to edit many grids in one go </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Edit Mode makes it easy to modify grids </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Make some cells inactive until others are used </li></ul><ul><li>Helps you structure a piece of writing </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Detailed new picture library , with hundreds of illustrative pictures </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Supports MP3 sound files and MPEG video – all the latest technology </li></ul>
  29. 29. In Your Classroom
  30. 30. <ul><li>Reads aloud any text, highlighting words </li></ul><ul><li>Shows pictures above words </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalises proper nouns and words at start of sentences </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  31. 31. <ul><li>Use linked sentence-building grids to build a piece of writing </li></ul><ul><li>Move between grids using the arrows </li></ul><ul><li>Text in Clicker Writer stays the same </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  32. 32. <ul><li>‘ Forced order’ activities teach left-to-right sentence construction </li></ul><ul><li>Only some cells are active at a time, ensuring grammatical sense </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  33. 33. <ul><li>Provide a model sentence </li></ul><ul><li>See and hear the sentence before building it </li></ul><ul><li>Hear your own sentence and compare visually and aurally </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  34. 34. <ul><li>‘ Look-cover-write-check’ </li></ul><ul><li>Click to view the sentence in a pop-up </li></ul><ul><li>Must close the pop-up before constructing the sentence </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  35. 35. <ul><li>Use sentence starters and endings in the grid </li></ul><ul><li>Match them together to build sentences </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  36. 36. <ul><li>Scaffold a whole piece of writing – not just a sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Each grid has a small number of words </li></ul><ul><li>Move to next grid to see words for next part of story </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  37. 37. <ul><li>Write using the grid AND the keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Grid provides sentence starters and vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Use keyboard for any further text </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  38. 38. <ul><li>Use grids for word banks </li></ul><ul><li>Enter words into the grid with the class </li></ul><ul><li>A great interactive whiteboard activity for any subject </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  39. 39. <ul><li>Use a word bank as a ‘menu’ </li></ul><ul><li>Click on a cell to go to writing grid </li></ul><ul><li>Writing grid contains a word bank with relevant vocabulary </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  40. 40. <ul><li>Use word banks to record an account of an event </li></ul><ul><li>Each grid focuses on a specific element </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  41. 41. <ul><li>Or use pop-up grids </li></ul><ul><li>Starter sentences link to related pop-up word banks </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  42. 42. <ul><li>Extend vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>As a group, decide on alternatives for words </li></ul><ul><li>Add the words to the word bank </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  43. 43. <ul><li>Word bank grids support keyboard writing </li></ul><ul><li>Provide words that are difficult to spell </li></ul><ul><li>Provide key words to complete all elements of a subject </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  44. 44. <ul><li>Writing frames guide learners through a writing activity </li></ul><ul><li>Use to support discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Provide sentence starters and links to supporting arguments </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  45. 45. <ul><li>Use for procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Add your own words to blank cells </li></ul><ul><li>Personalizes the information and vocabulary </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  46. 46. <ul><li>Use for procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Add your own words to blank cells </li></ul><ul><li>Personalizes the information and vocabulary </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  47. 47. <ul><li>Use for recounting </li></ul><ul><li>Writing frames help learners structure their retelling of a familiar story </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  48. 48. <ul><li>Use for explanation </li></ul><ul><li>Use a writing frame with links to blank word banks </li></ul><ul><li>Add appropriate vocabulary to the blank cells </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  49. 49. <ul><li>Use a structured framework to provide alternative choices for constructing a story </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  50. 50. <ul><li>Organise information </li></ul><ul><li>Use pop-up word banks and sentence starters </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  51. 51. <ul><li>Use Clicker to create talking books </li></ul><ul><li>Add pictures, text, sound, and video </li></ul><ul><li>Recall and share facts or events in an exciting way </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  52. 52. <ul><li>Learners can create their own talking books, selecting pictures, words or phrases from pop-up grids </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own books to focus on a particular teaching point or vocabulary </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  53. 53. <ul><li>Relevant to any teaching topic </li></ul><ul><li>Reluctant or struggling readers can click on a button to hear the text </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  54. 54. <ul><li>Engage disaffected readers </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt text and images in a talking book to the interest and ability of the student </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  55. 55. <ul><li>Talking books provide opportunities for overlearning </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight and reinforce key vocabulary </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  56. 56. <ul><li>A stimulus for further activities </li></ul><ul><li>Use local photographs to encourage observation </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  57. 57. <ul><li>A stimulus for further activities </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions within books to encourage further discussion </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  58. 58. <ul><li>Create personalised resources </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils’ personal copies provide useful records of their reading fluency and accuracy </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  59. 59. <ul><li>Provide alternative versions of books </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiate using the same pictures/sound/video </li></ul><ul><li>Learners have resources matched to their abilities </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  60. 60. <ul><li>Link reading and writing activities </li></ul><ul><li>Learners become familiar with the text in the book, and then create their own books to consolidate their learning </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  61. 61. <ul><li>Link reading and writing activities </li></ul><ul><li>Learners become familiar with the text in the book, and then create their own books to consolidate their learning </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  62. 62. <ul><li>Link reading and writing activities </li></ul><ul><li>Learners become familiar with the text in the book, and then create their own books to consolidate their learning </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  63. 63. <ul><li>Record an instruction, comment or question </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses the learner on a particular issue </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  64. 64. <ul><li>Create books to support other languages </li></ul><ul><li>Many French and Spanish resources on the LearningGrids.com website </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  65. 65. <ul><li>Create books to support other languages </li></ul><ul><li>Many French and Spanish resources on the LearningGrids.com website </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  66. 66. <ul><li>Write your own stories or accounts using pop-up grids </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the words needed for emerging or struggling writers </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  67. 67. <ul><li>Reinforce vocabulary for reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Use the same vocabulary in reading and writing versions of the same book </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  68. 68. <ul><li>Determine the order of the content of a book </li></ul><ul><li>First choose a picture and then choose appropriate words or phrases </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  69. 69. <ul><li>Determine the order of the content of a book </li></ul><ul><li>First choose a picture and then choose appropriate words or phrases </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  70. 70. <ul><li>Record your own account </li></ul><ul><li>Use a microphone to record your own voice </li></ul><ul><li>Speak the text on the page, or talk about the picture </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  71. 71. <ul><li>Use for labelling , sorting, matching, and sequencing </li></ul><ul><li>Provides reinforcement of learning objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for class, group, or individual work </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  72. 72. <ul><li>Use for labelling , sorting, matching, and sequencing </li></ul><ul><li>Provides reinforcement of learning objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for class, group, or individual work </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  73. 73. <ul><li>Use for labelling , sorting, matching, and sequencing </li></ul><ul><li>Provides reinforcement of learning objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for class, group, or individual work </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  74. 74. <ul><li>Labelling activities – click on a blank cell to view a pop-up, and select a word from the word bank pop-up </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to the options in the word bank before you select </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  75. 75. <ul><li>Use Clicker’s high-quality graphics library, or your own photos </li></ul><ul><li>Labelling activities are ideal for teaching foreign languages </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  76. 76. <ul><li>Reinforce and enhance numeracy </li></ul><ul><li>Many free numeracy activities available at LearningGrids.com </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  77. 77. <ul><li>Label and classify objects </li></ul><ul><li>Use two pop-up grids to both label AND classify a picture </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  78. 78. <ul><li>Label and classify objects </li></ul><ul><li>Use two pop-up grids to both label AND classify a picture </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  79. 79. <ul><li>Engage a whole class or group in an interactive activity </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils take turns to complete the chart </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  80. 80. <ul><li>Use complementary activities to provide a written record of the activity </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  81. 81. <ul><li>Let learners show understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Pop-up grids can have as few or as many items as you like </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  82. 82. <ul><li>Let learners show understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Pop-up grids can have as few or as many items as you like </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  83. 83. <ul><li>Let learners show understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Pop-up grids can have as few or as many items as you like </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  84. 84. <ul><li>Develop phonic awareness using pictures and/or words </li></ul><ul><li>Sort words or pictures according to their sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforcement activities offer visual and auditory cues </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  85. 85. <ul><li>Promote class or small group discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Create open-ended activities to reinforce reasoning skills and develop speaking and listening skills </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  86. 86. <ul><li>Sort and classify information using word pop-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Pop-ups can offer explanations of words </li></ul><ul><li>Record a list of words and then categorise them </li></ul>In Your Classroom
  87. 87. <ul><li>Matching activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picture matching </li></ul></ul>In Your Classroom
  88. 88. <ul><li>Matching activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word and picture matching </li></ul></ul>In Your Classroom
  89. 89. <ul><li>Matching activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number matching </li></ul></ul>In Your Classroom
  90. 90. <ul><li>Sequencing activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picture sequencing </li></ul></ul>In Your Classroom
  91. 91. <ul><li>Sequencing activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number sequencing </li></ul></ul>In Your Classroom
  92. 92. <ul><li>Sequencing activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequencing sentences </li></ul></ul>In Your Classroom
  93. 93. <ul><li>Sequencing activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequencing events or statements </li></ul></ul>In Your Classroom
  94. 94. <ul><li>Sequencing activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequence learning by linking grids </li></ul></ul>In Your Classroom
  95. 95. Quick Tips
  96. 96. <ul><li>Toggle between Run Mode and Edit Mode </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Double-click Run Mode or Edit Mode on the left of the status bar. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Locate the Shared Clicker Files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open the Options menu and select Program Management . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To go to the location, copy and paste the path into the Address bar of the My Computer window </li></ul></ul></ul>
  97. 97. <ul><li>3. Change the ToolTip size </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open the Options menu and select User Preferences . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Appearance tab and then on the Choose Font button. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Copy and paste cells </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To Copy a cell, go to Edit Mode , right-click on the cell, and then select Copy . To Paste a cell ( in Edit Mode ), right-click on the grid background, and then select Paste . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All the attributes of the cell will be pasted </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cells can be copied and pasted between different grids </li></ul></ul></ul>
  98. 98. <ul><li>5. Select multiple cells </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold down the Ctrl key and click on each cell or hold the Ctrl key and drag over cells. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The selected cells can be moved, copied or resized together. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>6. To resize multiple cells as a group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight the cells as in Tip 5. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drag one of the hooks displayed with the red outline. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A red outline is displayed around the selected cells. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  99. 99. <ul><li>7. Change attributes on multiple grids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attributes can be changed on all the grids in a Grid Set that are based on the same Master Grid. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Edit Mode , go to Clicker Explorer , and scroll to the bottom of the window. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open the Master Grid and edit it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The changes made are applied to the grids in the Grid Set based on that Master Grid. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If an individual grid has had an attribute changed already, changes made on the Master Grid are not applied. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  100. 100. <ul><li>8. Print multiple grids on a single sheet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 8 grids can be printed on a single sheet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open the File menu and select Print . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the Print options, select All grids in this sentence or All grids in this Grid Set . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Grid Options tab and, from the drop-down list to the right of the thumbnail, select the required number of grids per page. </li></ul></ul>
  101. 101. <ul><li>Save an activity as a template </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When a student makes changes to a Grid Set in activities such as labeling and sorting, it is important that they do not overwrite the original Grid Set. Save this type of activity as a Clicker Template . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the Save Grid Set As dialog, set the Save as type option to Clicker 5 Template . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A student using this type of file will not overwrite the original Grid Set when saving. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>10. Identifying Clicker 5 Templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Clicker Explorer , the icon for Clicker 5 Templates has the letters CLKT in a blue band . </li></ul></ul>
  102. 102. Additional Information
  103. 103. <ul><li>Crick Software Ltd, Crick House, Boarden Close, </li></ul><ul><li>Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6LF </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: +44 (0)1604-671691 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax : +44 (0)1604-671692 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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