Clicker Connect

Clicker Connect allows users to create sentences by tapping words or phrases located in a word bank to form complete sentences. Words and phrases are arranged in word bank by parts of speech or order in the sentence. As with other Clicker apps, users can create their own customized, interactive-sentence lessons by inputting their own words or phrases into different word bank clusters for other users to select, arrange, and learn. Then, when a punctuation mark is added to the end of a sentence, Clicker Connect will read the sentence aloud. Users can also include pictures in their…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.4
B. Design - 9.3
C. Engagement - 10

8.6

Clicker Connect: A Best App for Early Literacy

Summary : Build students' reading and writing skills with Clicker Connect!

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Clicker Connect allows users to create sentences by tapping words or phrases located in a word bank to form complete sentences. Words and phrases are arranged in word bank by parts of speech or order in the sentence. As with other Clicker apps, users can create their own customized, interactive-sentence lessons by inputting their own words or phrases into different word bank clusters for other users to select, arrange, and learn. Then, when a punctuation mark is added to the end of a sentence, Clicker Connect will read the sentence aloud. Users can also include pictures in their sentences that are captioned with a word, and Clicker Connect will read the picture caption aloud with the rest of the sentence.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can use this app to have students practice using different parts of speech. To do so, teachers can instruct students to include certain parts of speech (e.g., two nouns, one past-tense verb, a coordinating conjunction, etc.) in a sentence. Once students have composed a sentence, they can share the sentence and explain the different parts of speech they included in it with a classmate.
  2. Teachers can preload a specific picture and word bank into this app and require students to create a paragraph about the picture using the word bank. While they compose sentences, students will have the aid of the word bank, pictures, and audible-read functions about the picture. Students can export their finished sentence(s) as a PDF or print them to display around the classroom.
  3. Teachers can instruct students to use the customizable features, and with teacher oversight, create their own “word bank” or “phrase bank” complete with pictures. Students can then switch tablets with a partner and each student can practice constructing sentences that use the contents of the different banks to create sentences.
  4. After teaching an instructional unit about a specific topic, teachers can create a topic-specific word bank complete with pictures related to the unit. Next, teachers can require students to compose sentences using the word bank and pictures to review key vocabulary about the topic of study.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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