Julie King takes home the top prize thanks to Manzana and 2Touch

Manzana would like to congratulate JULIE KING for becoming the lucky winner of the 2Touch wireless slate with 2Touch workbook. Julie was placed in the running for the slate after she attended the 2Touch launch night held at Manzana’s offices. A current member of staff at Sommerville Special School, Julie, attended the 2Touch evening to …

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Websites of the month

             Starfall Starfall is a site that many of you may already know. Regularly rated among the top 10 educational websites, Starfall offers very distinct and in-depth interactive activities geared specifically towards helping children learn to read.The interactive activities Starfall contains a multitude of interactive activities: Starting of with sound and touch screen activities for each letter …

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The art of Math

Over time there has always been one defining factor at schools: most kids have ‘reserved’ feelings towards math. Maybe it’s the number factor, maybe it’s the equations or maybe it’s the fact that x + y shouldn’t equal anything because they are letters. But Manzana is proud to offer the hard working math teachers of this country …

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Secondary websites of the month – November

This month we review three interactvie and engaging websites covering a range of subjects from Chemistry to English, General Science, Social Studies and, well, just about everything. Virtual Chemistry Name: Virtual Chemistry Address: http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/vrchemistry/ Purpose: Online Chemistry resource utilising multimedia. Virtual chemistry is one of the most comprehensive science websites on the web. Put together by …

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All new WordPad2 clickers

The all new WordPad 2 responders have arrived and provide students with even more functionality for responding to questions you pose. Expanding on the current WordPad responders, WordPad 2 introduces a QWERTY key board, full colour screen, separate joy pad controls, full language and math character support, new ergonomic design and multiple other features. The …

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Interactive websites for Secondary teachers – March 2011

Name: Classroom ClipartAddress: http://classroomclipart.com/ Description: Free clip art resources for use in the classroom Name: Geosense Address: http://www.geosense.net/ Description: Geography knowledge test site Name: Babelfish Address: http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_txt Description: Easy to use language translator Name: Visual Simulations Address: http://visualsimulations.co.uk/simulations.php Description: Simulation software for teaching science with an IWB. They incorporate bold visualisation and real-time scientific models. Name: Interactive Address:http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/ Description: Interactive math and science activities Name: New Zealand Edge Address: http://www.nzedge.com/ …

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Interactive websites for March 2011 – Primary

Name: Puzzle touch Address: http://puzzletouch.com/ Description: Create your own interactive puzzle. Name: Classroom Clipart Address: http://classroomclipart.com/ Description: Free clip art resources for use in the classroom Name: Roy the Zebra Address: http://www.roythezebra.com/ Description: The site is home to a package of interactive games, stories and resources that have been developed to help emerging readers learn to read. It’s …

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Manzana’s Websites of the Month

Name: WorldWide Telescope Address: http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/   WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world.     This amazing website will allow you to download one of the latest and greatest applications that Microsoft has come up with.  WWT gives users …

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The most powerful student response solution returns for round 2.0

Student participation experts WordWall have just released their next generation of handheld clicker and interactive interface in a joint WordWall 2.0 launch. Giving themselves a massive facelift, WordWall has introduced influential changes to both their interface software and hand-held clickers.  Continuing their focus on student participation whilst also taking their interactive interface a huge step forward and …

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Manzana’s websites of the month

Manzana’s websites of the month From ANZAC day to NZ frogs, this month’s websites are a bit of everything. Name: NZ Frog Address: www.nzfrogs.org A collaboration between the university of Otago and Victoria University, NZFROG is a New Zealand website based around the research, education and conservation of New Zealand frogs. Filled with teaching/education resources, NZFROG goes …

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Workbook 122 has landed

Workbook 122 is the latest upgrade to the interactive whiteboard software, 2Touch Workbook. Free to download for any 2Touch user, Workbook 122 introduces a range of new features designed to enhance the activities you create for your lessons. New features Web access from within your workbook pages A flash activities button on the toolbar providing access to a …

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Interactive whiteboard blogs

Teachers have taken to blogs and online communities like nobody else, blogging about all facets of education. And as you would expect ICT is one of the reoccurring topics within the education blogosphere, leading to a number of interactive whiteboard based blogs/communities. Below is a list of blogs/communities/podcasts that can give you the help you …

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Getting to know Workbook

This months Workbook helper looks at the all new Workbook Math tools: ruler, protractor and compass. Click on the link below to view the video: 2Touch Workbook math tools For other 2Touch Workbook helpers click below: Using the pen function Using screen annotate If you haven’t got the latest version then head tohttp://www.manzana.co.nz/html/buzz_newsDisplay.php?sector=educ&id=5941

Custom toolbars increase ease of use and productivity

One of Workbook’s great strengths compared to competitors, is it’s customisability. With just a few simple steps, ideally taken before users have even started with Workbook, the software can be made far more accessible and productive.  We suggest:– Decide on whether the standard icon size is most suitable across the organisation;– Decide on whether you …

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2Touch Workbook Upgrade

The latest 2Touch Workbook upgrade introduces a number of new features as well as enhancements to old favourites Latest features: Full screen/presentation mode Protractor tool Ruler tool Compass tool Enhanced collapse and expand features for connector tool To download the latest copy of 2Touch Workbook click on the link below. 2Touch Workbook upgrade Xorro Workbook …

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