This online course is intended to introduce the first-time user to Cricksoft’s Clicker 6 software and how to use it as a tool for inclusion in the classroom. Beginning with a general introduction to the Clicker 6 software, the platforms on which it is available and the multiplicity of learners that it is intended to support, the course continues through all the major functions of the program giving examples of how it could be used to support students in an inclusive classroom setting.
From language development to literacy to Mathematics and Science content, Social Studies and social skills, Clicker 6 can be configured to support a wide variety of content and allows access to a wide variety of users. There are 13 modules to the course for a total of approximately 95 minutes of video instruction time with additional resource supports for each segment. The modules are meant to be followed in order as the skills build from module to module and rely on the user understanding each segment before moving onto the next.
Module 1 - Introduction to Clicker 6
What is Clicker 6? Who is it intended to support? What platforms can it be used on? What, if any, alternate access options are available in Clicker 6?
Module 3 - Clicker 6 Word Processor
Clicker 6’s supportive word processor offers picture and audio support, word prediction, spell-check, magnification and more.
- How to Show Instant Pictures in a Document from Cricksoft
- How to Register Your Own Media Library from Cricksoft
- How to Personalize the Word Predictor from Cricksoft
- How to Show Pictures or Symbols in the Word Predictor from Cricksoft
- How to Add Topic Words to the Word Predictor from Cricksoft
- Adapting the User Preferences Look and Feel
Module 4 - Adding Larger Pictures to Word Processor Documents
Engage students using Clicker 6’s inventive and compelling methods of adding photos, drawings and pictures to writing. What will they want to write about next?
Module 5 - Making a Talking Book
Creating a digital storybook has never been easier. Learn to access all the features to have students create their own talking books or use the program to create your own social stories and content supports.
- Making an Accessible Book
- Accessible Resource Centre of British Columbia -Provides many book titles in Clicker 6 digital format for students with perceptual disabilities. Enter file-type clkx into search field to locate 167 Clicker Books in ARC-BC’s library of digital files.
- Customizing a Make a Book Template
Module 6 - Sample Clicker Sets in Shared Files
Module 7 - Quick Grid Wizards
Quickly and easily create your own personalized Clicker Grid Sets using the Quick Grid Wizards available in the Make a Clicker Set area of the program. Sentences Sets, Word Banks, Picture Banks are all just a few clicks away.
Module 8 - Quick Page Wizards
Quick Page Wizards offer even more options to create full page activities within Clicker 6. Listen and Say, Matching Sets, Talk About, Tell the Story, and Writing a (Supported) Book are all full activity creation options that can be created in minutes.
Module 9 - Clicker 6 Templates
Blanks, Book Making, Labelling, Picture Banks, Sentences Building, Word Banks and Writing Frames can be customized to fit almost any classroom activity. Learn the basics of how to navigate in Edit Mode so that you can make whatever you need to adapt classroom lessons.
Module 10 - Make a Clickerset from a Blank Template
Dive into the deep end and work with Clicker 6 in Edit Mode. Start with a blank template and add cells and content. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Module 11 - Downloading Free Resources from LearningGrids
Don’t forget to check out the many and excellent activities that are already made and available for free download from the developer of the Clicker 6 program. A variety of activities to suit multiple ages and a myriad of content areas.
Module 12 - Downloading Resources from SET-BC's resourceSET
SET-BC’s own resourceSET has 483 Clicker 6 activities created by SET-BC Consultants and directly relevant to the British Columbia Curriculum. Be sure to explore all these excellent resources fully. What you need may only be a click or three away.
Module 13 - Alternate Access in Clicker 6
Clicker 6 permits inclusivity of all students allowing alternate access features, switches and scanning. An introduction to the access features of Clicker 6 is presented here in Module 13.