Clicker 7 is used to support pupils of all abilities develop their literacy skills. It is most suitable for pupils with additional support needs who have difficulties with reading, writing and sentence construction. The software provides point and click access to words, picture and symbol support as well as predictive text, spellcheck and text to speech functionality. It offers accessibility support and can be used with switches or Eye Gaze. There will be lots of time to have hands on practice of each element of the software and our experienced tutors will be there to answer any individual questions. Whether you are familiar with previous versions of the software or brand new to it, this course will be appropriately delivered to meet everyone’s needs.
What you'll learn on the training course
- How to use Clicker 7 software to support pupils’ learning
- What are the new features in the upgraded software and how the new interface makes it much easier to create bespoke learning resources
- How to access and use existing Clicker sets, including online resources
- How to create a Clicker book
- How to make personalised word banks
- How to use the predictive text, spell check and voice recording
- How to provide differentiated resources to a class for a literacy activity
- An overview of the Clicker Apps suite: Clicker Sentences, Clicker Connect, Clicker Docs, Clicker Books and Clicker communicator
Who is the course for?
This course is particularly suited to:
This course will be applicable to both primary and secondary sectors, with or without any experience of Clicker software
- Class teachers, Support for Learning teachers
- Classroom assistants, Additional Support Needs assistants
- Anyone working with a student who is using or about to start using, speech recognition
- Parent / Carers
Assistive Technology and ASN Officer
I am on secondment from East Lothian Council's Education ICT team and am here until March 2017 as a Development Officer: Assistive Technologies and Additional Support Needs.
About the day
The course starts at 9:30am and finishes at 3:30pm.
Lunch and refreshments
- Tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the morning;
- Selection of biscuits will be available;
- A generous lunch to keep you full up.
There are a selection of rooms to cater for varying group sizes. Each person will have access to a laptop or an iPad (if required).
Our courses are run at our training centre at the University of Edinburgh (10 minute walk from Waverley station and just off the Royal Mile).