INTEGRATED PROJECT 026
The Role of ICT as a Support To Learning
Review of Clicker 3
I have made excellent use of this CD with an older Special Needs
student. Because of his age
and specific learning problems I decided to use the Language Experience
approach to teach him to read. His
background is farming so we discussed pictures from The Farmersí Journal
and then wrote captions under them, which I later typed up on my
computer. In this way I made a reader for the student. I also produced all
the words on flashcards.
I then typed the sentences into the Clicker writing programme, mixing up
the order of the words in sentences The student was shown how to click on
the correct word in the right order to form the sentence on the screen.
Once the full stop was in place at the end of the sentence the
completed sentence was read by the computer. This could be practiced over
and over and it provided an excellent form of revision and over learning
for the student.
I have also downloaded
specific programmes from cricksoft on the Internet and he has enjoyed
using them, particularly one
on the alphabet and one on matching words. The student loves using the
computer and being able to do meaningful work on it has enhanced his