Tag Archives: Tips & Tricks

Workbook’s Custom Toolbars take the clutter away from the page and make it far more friendly in the classroom. You need only add those Workbook tools which you know you’ll use in your language classes. Here are some strong suggestions:Make sure you put a “select” arrow at each end of the toolbar – this saves […]

A very frequent frustration from Languages teachers, revolves around the desire to be able to type directly onto the page utilising whatever character set is appropriate to that language.

Workbook’s canvas supports any Unicode character sets. Provided that your Language and Keyboard settings are correctly implemented in Windows, you can type any script directly onto the Workbook canvas.

The internet provides educators with access to tens of thousands of free interactive lesson resources for use in the classroom. The problem is that educators generally have to spend hours previewing and selecting suitable materials and this waste of time deters most from their searches.Xorro-ed is a free on-line community designed expressly to address this […]

Make your web browser full screen and minus toolbars Press F11 when using a web browser to make it drop any toolbar and go full screen.  Ideal for use with projectors. Alt + tab An easy way to cycle through all the windows you have open is by using the Alt tab menu.  Simply hold down […]

Six tips for choosing a classroom active speaker system: Basic design Active speakers designed with a built-in amplifier reduce the amount of cabling and the costs of equipment as well as being quicker and easier to install Steel grille Steel grilles, rather than more common fabric grilles, stop pupils from damaging the speaker cones with fingers, […]

Ways to start your IWB day part 1: Everyday Calendar Page Watch the video Download the Workbook file An easy way to start a lesson is by using a calendar page. This page can be re-used every day and uses the following techniques: infinite clone, cut and paste and drag and drop. Open an empty page. […]

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This month’s tips and ticks section takes a look at an easy way to create basic sentence exercises. Click here to watch the video.                       Basic sentence exercise: Using an empty page (ideally in 2Touch Workbook, Notebook, or PowerPoint) create a rectangle that will be used as the sentence making space. Create individual words using […]