Course Notes and activities

This page is for course participants to re-visit the various aspects of the day. Most of the files on your course flash drive can also be found here and on the Tutorials page.


This page is structured to the four courses offered.
Clicker 5 : Introductory course
Clicker 5 : Advanced course
Hypermedia Authoring with Clicker 5
Designing Digital Content with Clicker 5
Interactive Talking Books with Clicker 5



Clicker 5 : Introductory course

The features of Clicker Writer

The document below outlines our explorations of Clicker Writer conducted in the morning session.


The document below outlines how to register a picture library in Clicker.

Lets explore Sending Grids

Sending and non-Sending grids are the two types of Grids utilized in Clicker.
Sending grids are displayed on the bottom half of the computer screen. They are known as Sending Grids because their purpose is to send text and/or pictures in to the word processor above. The word processor is known as Clicker Writer.
Text and/or pictures is sent in to Clicker Writer by clicking on the cells in the Sending Grid with the left mouse button. The right mouse button can be used to read aloud the text or extra information.
For your convenience, a collection of sending grids has been compiled for you to explore. The opening home page contains links to various sending grids (some of them downloaded from LearningGrids.com). Most of the example grids have a blue Information button which outlines in greater detail the features of that particular grid.
Download the compilation file here.


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  • Word Building

This grid is used for students to construct words from cells containing initial and final consonants.
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Lets Explore Non Sending Grids

Non-sending Grids are full screen grids. They do not utilize Clicker Writer. They primarily feature popup Grids containing images and/or text which are configured to be sent in to specific cells or text boxes. Students can also use the keyboard to enter text in to the cells or textboxes. The compilation file of Non-Sending grids below contains a collection of various examples. Each example has an Information button which outlines in greater detail the features of that particular grid.


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  • Classifying template

This non Sending grid template requires students to classify animals. The cells in the popup have been configured to send a complete sentence with the picture and a speaker has been added to each text box for students to review their selections.The Grid template and the accompanying tutorial file can be downloaded below.
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  • Labelling Template

This template requires students to label a picture. A tutorial file accompanies this grid.
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Clicker 5 : Advanced course


  • Mediascapes

A mediascape is an image with hidden hotspots which can activate a range of media including sound effects, audio information and videos. They can also be set to open pop-up grids or move to other grid pages.
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Hypermedia Authoring with Clicker 5

Interactive Choose Your Own Adventure stories or Adventure Quests can be created with a range of programs that have hypermedia capabilities. However, this type of multimedia authoring can be challenging to manage as it involves the use of multi-level storyboards. These multiple storyboards can be more easily managed in Clicker 5 by utilizing the Sequence Tasks feature.
The zipped file below contains an adventure story grid called Adventure Island and an extensive tutorial to complete the adventure story. The folder contains all the media files required. A completed version of the grid is also included.

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Designing Digital Content with Clicker 5


Interactive Talking Books with Clicker 5







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