Grids can also be downloaded from the course participants section of this site.

(added 22/7/09)

Phonological Awareness templates

Phonological Awareness is the ability to consciously reflect on or ‘tune into’ the sound (phonological) system of our language.
At a general level, Phonological Awareness involves an awareness that words can –

be broken up into beats or syllables (hospit–al)
rhyme (can, fan, man)
At the sound (phoneme) level, Phonological Awareness involves awareness that words can
start with the same sound (never naughty)
be segmented into the first sound or sounds (onsets) and the rime pattern.(sand & stand can be segmented into s-and, st-and)
be formed by blending separate sounds together (f-i-sh makes fish)
be segmented into separate sounds (s-l-i-p)
be changed or manipulated by removing, adding or reordering sounds within the word to make a different word (trip without the r says tip)

This zipped folder contains four Clicker templates around rhyme, segmenting sounds and segmenting syllables. Each template has one completed page. Use the Master Grid page to add more pages.

(added 8/5/08)

Autoshape palette

An early entry on the Wishlist page makes reference to a request to include an autoshapes palette in a future update. Until one is released, you may like to make use of these templates which have been created with stretchable cells. Each autoshape will completely fill the cell no matter how the cell is resized. The autoshapes can be used in flowcharts, life cycle charts and in labelling activities.
Two templates have been created. Once downloaded, place these templates in the Cell Palettes directory of the Resources folder. As the secreenshot below shows, these are then available in Edit Mode from the Cell Pallete.


(added 30/4/08)

Stretchable Cells

This type of cell contains no properties to justify the position of the text. This allows a cell to centre both the image and the text together. By using a semi-transparent colour, the effect of colour filling can be achieved. This is perfectly demonstrated by the screenshot of a number chart grid below. This grid was created by Ray Mirshahi.


Ray has also created a grid template of stretchable cells. He recommends that it be placed in Clicker's Cell Palette folder so that the stretchable cells will always be available in Edit Mode.


(added 18/4/08)

Hypermedia Authoring

There are many software programs which can be used to create interactive hypermedia activities such as Virtual Tours or Choose Your Own Adventure Quests. Clicker 5 is particularly useful for this type of authoring due to the ability to better manage links and settings with the use of Clicker's Sequences. Using Clicker 5 also gives switch users accessibility to interacting with these types of environments.
A zipped file on how to create an Adventure Quest can be found on the Courses page.
The outline below shows the various settings of the Adventure Quest(and how they are linked).


Popup Keyboard for Indigenous Languages

The default popup keyboard has a key to accented characters to create text in European languages. The Tutorials section contains a help file on how to create your own keyboards in other languages.
The popup keyboard below has been created to support text entry in Pitjantjatjara. Unzip and place the grid in to the Resources (Keyboards) folder of the Clicker 5 directory.


(added 2/12/07)

Spelling grid with linked keyboard pages

This sending grid is designed to complete a spelling activity with the use of a personalized keyboard grid page. The six cells are configured to read out the word and then open a linked grid page with a personalized keyboard. The keyboard has been set up for scanning in rows for Switch Users.

(added 2/11/07)

Spelling grid

This sending grid is designed as a Look Cover Write Check spelling activity. Students click on the cell to hear the word. The pop-up keyboard is then activated to cover the word and allow the student to use the on-screen keyboard. The keyboard has been enlarged to cover the entire sending grid.

Click on the Slideshare below to view screenshots.

(added 30/10/07)


A mediascape is an image which has hidden hotspots. These hotspots can activate sound effects or audio information, videos, open pop-up grids or link to other gridpages. A sample grid and accompanying help file can be downloaded from the Courses page.

(added 29/10/07)

AAC system emulator

Clicker 5 can be used to emulate a voice output dynamic display communication system. This makes Clicker a useful emulation tool to trial and evaluate the level of complexity of a communication system that a student can successfully operate.


Clicker Jukebox

Clicker 5 can be used to create a collection of music and music videos. Switch users may especially find this useful. The structure of the playlist (and its navigation scheme) can be as simple or as sophisticated as needed.
Note: The file size of the Jukebox Grid will need to be closely monitored as songs and video clips are embedded in to the grid.
If you still have a copy of Clicker 4, a grid can be configured to create a playlist of mp3 songs for switch users to access and play in Internet Explorer. The grid will be very small in file size. Clicker 4 grid does not embed the songs - it links to the songs.A help file can be found in the Clicker 4 archive section.

(added 16/10/07)

Scaffolded Oral Language Task

These two templates require students to record a description of an object. The task has been constructed with a number of popup Sound Recorders on the page to assist students to make their recordings in scaffolded segments. The popup Sound Recorders also give audio cues. A speaker is configured to play back the total recording. Two levels of description tasks can be downloaded. A help file can be downloaded from the Tutorials page.

describing_A.jpg _ describing_B.jpg

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(added 15/10/07)

Connect 4 (Switch version)

This version has been set up to scan in columns for a single switch. Modify as required.

(added 14/10/07)

Connect 4

This template emulates the popular strategy game Connect 4.


(added 12/10/07)

Sentence Building with an A-Z word bank

As well as containing all the templates for sentence building, this grid also has a full A-Z collection of word bank pages built in to Sequence 2 of the grid set. Every word bank page links back to the first page of Sequence 1.
This grid can be used as a template to construct a range of sentence building activities which also require access to an A-Z collection of subject words.

(added 11/10/07)

Strategy Games (Number Stack)

Number Stack is a strategy game where students stack the 6 numbers of a die to add up to a series of numbers. Each number can only be used once. Students must therefore use number strategies to complete each page. The master grids in these templates are configured to open up with a popup grid of the dice. Drag up the master grid page to add extra pages.

Number Stack A_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Number Stack B

Number_Stack_A.jpg _ _ _ _ Number_Stack_B.jpg

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(added 10/10/07)

Compilation of NonSending Grids

This file is a collection of Nonsending grids. The opening page contains links to various grids including classification, talking books, a patterning task, labelling and other literacy activities. It is a useful compilation of examples of Nonsending grids to show people who want to find out more about how Clicker can be used.

(added 8/10/07)

Compilation of Sending Grids

This file is a collection of sending grids.The opening home page contains links to various sending grids (some of them downloaded from It includes recounts, a fairy tale genre, a page outlining the range of images which can be used, a forced order grid, a set of grids to emulate the throwing of a die to record number sentences, a range of grammar activities and an example of a communication system. Most of the example grids have a blue Information button which outlines in greater detail the features of that particular grid. It is a useful grid file to have available to show to people who want to find out about how Clicker can be used - a range of examples all in the one grid set.

(added 7/10/07)

Compilation Grid of ready made Popup grids

This file contains a collection of 16 ready to use Popup Grids. Its purpose is to save time creating a popup grid from scratch. Import the appropriate ones in to any New Grid Sets you create. The help file that accompanies this compilation grid can be found on the Tutorial page.

(added 2/10/07)

Book Making (an alternative Template)

When creating a Book Making Template, by default, the template contains a red microphone and speaker. The default setting for the speaker is to read out any text in the text box.
However, should a student select the microphone and use the Popup Sound Recorder, the setting of the speaker changes to playing back the voice recording. It is always useful to retain a speaker to play back text. It offers students an assistive tool to proof read their text entry in a more independent manner. The Book Making template below has had the red microphone removed to keep the settings on the red speaker intact. Another pair of buttons have been included to allow students to also be able to record an oral entry. The red speaker has also been re-sized and placed at the left of the text box. This ensures the student can more quickly focus on the initial word to track the text to speech engine.

Virtual Dice

These two sending grids are designed to emulate the throwing of a 6 sided die. Students can use these grids to 'throw' random numbers, record the numbers as number sentences and use the number line to assist in working out the answer.
dice.jpg _ number_sentence.jpg

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