<ul><li>Double click the desktop icon to open Clicker 5. </li></ul><ul><li>A good idea is to click on Quick Tour to have a look at the features of the program and what it is able to do. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Learning Grids” </li></ul>
Adding pictures Click Pictures icon to choose pictures
Choose where the pictures come from: Your pictures; Photos ; Crick libraries Choose Crick Libraries and category folders appear. Click on Farm and choices appear.
Simply Drag and Drop the pictures into the cells
Click out of Edit Mode and you’re ready to go. Just click the cells and the word and picture goes into the story. Notice that when I used ‘the’ at the start of a sentence, it capitalised automatically.
Click the Spellcheck icon. Choices will appear. It works just like any spell checker. Close when finished.
Forcing syntax patterns. Start a new Grid. When you get to this window, choose Forced Order
Forcing Sentence syntax. Choose your grid size Then click Create This grid appears (I chose 5 X 2)
With forced syntax, the words in each collumn need to be interchangeable
As a word is added to the story, the highlight moves along. Words can only be added in the right order. Once full stop is clicked it reads, then starts again.
If your student needs to have the text scanned go to Options – User Access
To add a word to a box, hold down Shift and left click in the box. A cursor will appear .
Just type in the words you want. Key words often show pictures.
Speech Features <ul><li>Add a full stop, Clicker speaks the sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight a section, Clicker will speak it if you click the speech bubble icon. </li></ul><ul><li>Right click a word in the grid to hear it spoken before writing it. </li></ul>
If You don’t like the speaker’s voice – Change it! In edit mode click speech. Choose the voice. (Lucy or Graham)
Setting up the speech. Choose No Speech at all or Graham or Lucy Set the speed of speech And the pitch Drag the sliders Try it out to see how it sounds here
Editing Your Text <ul><li>You can edit your Clicker Writer Documents in the same way as other word processors. To edit text, first select the text you want to edit . When you have selected some text, you can move , copy or delete it. </li></ul>
The Clicker Writer Toolbar If this looks familiar, it should. Most of these functions are the same as other word processors
More able writers may not need a Grid Click View > Hide Grid The grid will vanish
Open Edit > Edit mode > Pictures > Instant Picture & Library Settings Make sure there is a tick in this box. Close all of theses boxes.
Start Writing and Pictures will illustrate key words.
Flashy Options <ul><li>You can add animations. They must be in gif format. </li></ul>
Colour code your cells by changing the background colour.
In Edit Mode, right click in a cell Choose properties. Click
This screen lets you re-design the cell. Click here to change the background colour of the cell You can have bordered or borderless cells Click, then type the text for the cell here Click Choose Picture, then Browse
Once you have clicked choose picture, this is the window you get. Choose where you want to get the picture from Choose the picture Click Open Cell Preview
When the slide is as you like it, click Insert
The resulting stories can be impressive! In the on-screen story, all of the pictures are animated and dance!
Notice how I used the cursor to resize the grid in the previous picture This is the original, or you can go to view --- hide grid
… and this is what you see. Just the Student’s story Animated, of course!
Printing the Students’ Work <ul><li>Click on File……. Print….. And this window will open. </li></ul>On General tab, click this arrow for a drop- down menu. Choose your option. It is often better to just print the Writer document unless you want it for evidence for assessment. (When you get to the printer page you will need to choose colour). Of course, the printer can’t print animation, so will freeze the action at the time of printing. Click Print
The next window should look familiar. Just print as usual.
Adding Sound and Video to grids and cells for Pazzazz! <ul><li>You can record sound into a cell and have it play back when the cell is clicked. </li></ul><ul><li>If the story needs a video to get the student’s message across, these can be imported from files, Internet, and drag and drop from your PC. </li></ul>
Adding Sound. <ul><li>Clicker automatically speaks text and highlights words as it speaks them. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be set to speak letters or words as they are written. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Select one of your sound libraries (Only accepted file types will work). </li></ul><ul><li>These are MP3, MP2, mpa, wav, aif, aiff, aifc, wma, au, snd, mid, midi. </li></ul>In Edit Mode, Select “Sounds”
Select your sound file and drag it to the cell you want it in. If it worked it will start to play.
You can insert a hyperlink to a website or email address. <ul><li>Highlight the text you want to create a link for. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Insert </li></ul><ul><li>Click hyperlink </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Click OK </li></ul><ul><li>You are now linked to the web </li></ul>
Right and Left Click <ul><li>Now if you click with the right button, the words are said, but if you click with the left, the music, or other sound effect, starts to play. </li></ul>