Manzana News

28Jun 2010

Science: Name: Absorb learning Address: http://www.absorblearning.com/en/Free_online_Absorb_resources/ Description: Range of science activities for: chemistry, electronics, mathematics, physics and advanced physics. Name: ARKive Address: http://www.arkive.org/ Description: With the help of the world’s best filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and scientists, ARKive is creating the ultimate multimedia guide to the world’s endangered species. Name: Freeze Ray Address: http://freezeray.com/physics.htm Description: Interactive games for physics, chemistry and biology. Name: Periodic table of videos Address: http://www.periodicvideos.com/# Description: A […]

10May 2010

The use of interactive whiteboards in the teaching of secondary school English begins with the very basic use of text and breaking it. Punctuation and Grammar There are a variety of ways in which you can use an IWB to enhance the teaching of grammar. Taking sentences, eliminating punctuation from them, and then asking your […]

05May 2010

It’s what you’ve been waiting for! The all new Interactive Projector has arrived at Manzana Combing the crystal clear detail of an ultra-short throw projector with the engaging nature of an interactive whiteboard, the EB-450wi is the ultimate classroom tool. Using the specially designed stylus you take control of your computer via the projector – […]

22Apr 2010

Getting to know Workbook

April 22, 2010

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

22Apr 2010

April’s Tips and Tricks

April 22, 2010

Planning your day using the IWB A fantastic supporter of interactive whiteboards over the years has been Julie King (who just happens to be an amazing teacher and top notch West Ham supporter as well) and one of the features of her lessons is the use of her IWB to plan out her day. Julie […]

22Apr 2010

2Touch Workbook Upgrade

April 22, 2010

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 […]

22Apr 2010

General: Name: Crickweb Address: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ Name: Primary Games Address: http://www.primarygames.com/ Name: Learning Planet Address: http://www.learningplanet.com/stu/index.asp Name: SEN Teacher Address: http://www.senteacher.org/main/files.php Science: Name: BBC science clips Address:http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtmlName: Natural History Museum Address: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/index.html Name: National Geographic kids Address: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ Literacy: Name: Crazy Libs Address: http://rinkworks.com/crazylibs/ History: Name: Animated Atlas Address: http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html Math: Name: Cut the knot Address: http://www.cut-the-knot.org/games.shtml Telling the time: Name: Bang on time Address: http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html 

18Mar 2010

Using the Freeze button on your projector Most projectors come with a freeze button. What the freeze button does is takes the current image on the projector and freezes on it – so you can use your computer without changing what the projector is showing. This is ideal if you want to leave a certain […]

18Feb 2010

Annotation To see the video on how to use screen annotation click here. Virtually all interactive whiteboard software comes with an annotation feature; 2Touch’s can be found within Workbook under the tools toolbar along the top of the page. The basics behind screen annotation are simple, it lets you draw over the top of any program […]