Click and write

1st October 2004 at 01:00
Crick Software should be a familiar name in just about every primary school in the country. The makers of Clicker, a supportive writing and multimedia tool and the winner of five BETT awards, say it is "probably the number one selling educational software package in the UK".

With a click of the mouse, children select and use words, phrases and pictures in their writing. A typical comment from a teacher is:

"Clicker has children writing who have never written anything before", says Crick Software's sales and marketing manager, Lina Howarth.

It was recently licensed by the Scottish Executive to all early years, primary and special schools.

New from Crick Software this year is Jigworks, a package that builds on the principle of interlocking jigsaw pieces to generate a variety of curriculum activities for early learners.

"Many activities are provided - sorting, matching, letter recognition, word building - and teachers can create their own with easy-to-use editing tools," says Ms Howarth.

At SETT, Crick Software was also demonstrating resources powered by Clicker. These include Planet Wobble for early literacy skills, a range of fiction (Gamba the gnu is the latest character) and the Find Out and Write About series of multimedia CD-Roms.


Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now