Manzana News

03Mar 2011

Change at the top

March 3, 2011

At the end of 2010 Manzana was hit with the news that managing director, Karen Rolleston, would be leaving Manzana to pursue an alternative career path. As a result, Pablo Garcia has taken over the reins as director for Manzana for the beginning of 2011. Pablo had previously held the position up until Karen’s arrival in […]

16Feb 2011

All new WordPad2 clickers

February 16, 2011

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 […]

18Nov 2010

Both primary and Secondary Name: Neo K12 Address: Description: Online educational videos and games Name: Google Image Swirl Address: Description: Fun twist on Google image searching Name: The Innovative Educator – 100 video sites every educator should bookmark. Address: Description: A list of 100 video sites ideal for educators Primary Name: Online Audio Stories Address: Description: Range of online audio stories Name: Imagination Cubed Address: Description: Online interactive whiteboard Name: Woodlands […]

26Oct 2010

If you’re currently using Windows 7 then take a look at the tablet pc input panel. Made for a tablet pc, the tablet pc input panel is ideal for use with interactive whiteboards (especially 2Touch). It provides you with the ability to use your handwriting (on the screen/board), convert it to text and then place […]

07Sep 2010

Secondary Name: MIT – Open courseware Address: Description: MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT Languages Name: Live Mocha Address: Description: Livemocha is the world’s largest online language learning community Name: Word2Word Address: Description: Free online language courses Name: Address: Description: An online Maori language course and listings of resources. English Name: Read Print Address: Description: […]

07Sep 2010

To watch the video follow the link below: Pull tabs/Question tabs video Techniques used in creating pull and question tabs Ordering Grouping Hide and reveal Use of images, lines and text Pull tabs are a way of hiding an object or question from the students. The idea is to hide the object/question behind either another related […]

06Sep 2010

Primary/Intermediate websites Name: make your own weather forecast Address:  Description: Fully interactive map and tools that allow students to present their own weather forecast. Name: Cool science Address:  Description: Huge collection of science based resources from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Name: Inner body Address:  Description: Resources for learning about the body Name: Out on […]

03Aug 2010

Name: Help Kidz Learn Address: Description: Range of free online games. Name: Shaun the sheep bleat game Address: Uses animated sheep to help create various sounds. Name: Virtual drumkit Address: Description: A virtual drum kit Name: Primary Interactive Address: Description: Range of interactive games for Primary. Name: BGfl Address:,index Description: Primary math games Name: Amazing space Address: Description: Blurb from the site – We promote the science and majestic beauty of […]

03Aug 2010

Layering is an effective and easy to use IWB software feature.   To view the video on the ‘basics of layering’ click here. Layering provides you with the ability to create a number of different activities: Hide and Reveal – Layering provides you with the ability to hide answers or items behind another object on your page. […]