Interns Prepare Course Content in Xorro-Q

This summer, the University of Auckland Department of Civil Engineering has supplied eight student interns to work with Xorro on developing a targeted learning solution.  These interns have been working alongside another intern group (numbering seven) from Massey University contributing to product development in Xorro Workboook and Xorro-Q projects. Engineering interns lift the grade The Engineering …

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New Xorro Workbook 2.2 Supports PDF Import

This week Xorro releases version 2.2 of its Workbook whiteboarding software, co-branded Alphateach in the UK and Europe.   The new version includes features such as PDF import, enhanced design of the ruler tool, added grid functions and much more. Workbook whiteboarding software combines the simplicity and ease of use we all love from whiteboards, with …

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Student Response Systems enable student-centered teaching

Recently we followed up with Dr Michael Rehm from University of Auckland’s  Business School, on how he uses student response systems such as Xorro Q in his courses. According to Michael, the student response system has totally changed education. Traditionally, engagement in a classroom has relied on techniques such as breaking the class into groups …

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A Balancing Act: Lifting, Moving & Securing Large Displays

Whether it’s raising an 84″ display to above head height for crowds, or bringing 55″ interactive screens within easy reach of pre-schoolers, better design adds up to winning flexibility, sturdiness and safety. Getting it wrong means less value from your display, and substantial costs and safety issues. We take a look at the latest & best options for securing, lifting and moving large displays, keeping safety and durability foremost.

Free audio to use with your Storyphones

These days downloadable audio resources for kids are abundant and cheap (or free). This article is all about how you can find great audio resources to use with your Storyphone sets. This is just a starter: Keep searching and you will find more, and no doubt even better or more relevant, resources for your particular needs.

Xorro-Q for free: BYOD participation, assessment & gamification

Our sister company, EdTech developer Xorro Solutions has released free access for school educators to its gamification and real-time assessment solution, Xorro-Q.

Xorro-Q enables educators in BYOD classrooms and lecture theaters to ensure the active participation of every single student in instant challenges. Challenges can be prepared ahead of time, or better, created in-class around existing resources and activities such as slide shows, videos etc.

Free Algebra Question Banks

Chatting with a customer before Christmas, he enthused on how useful it would be to have large banks of maths practice questions appropriate to his college classes. These could easily be included in contests and games which motivate students to have fun practicing algebra through the term.