Clicker 7 is a literacy tool from Crick Software which can be used on Windows and Mac computers. It can be used to support emergent literacy, and struggling readers and writers. It is complimented by a range of apps for iPad and Chromebook.
Clicker 7 supports reading and writing using an array of supportive features including:
text-to-speech - allowing students to hear what they have written using a realistic sounding voice.
word-prediction - improves the productivity of struggling spellers, and encourages all students to use a wider vocabulary.
clicker sets - give students instant access to words and phrases to use in their work. Clicker sets can be word banks, writing frames or sentence building activities. Clicker sets can be used to support writing across the curriculum, and can be created or edited very easily.
ready made resources - Learning Grids contains hundreds of ready made learning resources which can be download and used for free.
Clicker has won praise for its universal design principles. It is quick and simple to tailor a classroom activity to increase (or reduce) the amount of support for a particular student. Learners with visual impairment, using eye-gaze or requiring switch access are all supported too.