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In March 2013, the 2Touch-Penta range of interactive displays has been added to the line-up. The Penta Interactive Displays are all based on four-camera optical touch solutions, over commercial grade LED panels….

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 […]

New to Q 

February 16, 2013

Users of Xorro-Q will observe new benefits when they start up Q this term. Launching in February are several new question types and improved scoring….

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 […]

The same team that developed 2Touch Workbook has now produced a fresh perspective on whiteboarding software. The new solution will run in any browser supported by Mac or Windows, making this very easily deployed and accessed. It can run off-line too, however but the new solution’s browser parentage offers many benefits around integrating web based content into activities. Early adopters are called upon to register their interest in the beta program leading up to full release of this solution.

Taupo Primary School bought their second Storyphone set last month. Sue Wilson says “It has added a new dimension to my reading programme. I would definitely recommend them to other schools for their portability and ease of use.”….

EMA took delivery this week of two brand new 84″ interactive LED displays, combined with Workbook software and a five user license for Xorro-Q. EMA’s David Foley pointed to the benefits of access to local development as a key factor in the decision….

WordWall 3 has arrived and it’s changing the way interactive software is presented. It’s also free to download for 2Touch customers.

If you’re a current 2Touch customer then 2Touch and Manzana are offering your organisation a free 6-month subscription to Xorro-Q. Find out more….

Manzana would like to congratulate Fiona Burns (Mt Roskill grammar), Katie Christie (Winton), and Linda Lehrke (Hingaia Peninsula School) for winning Manzana’s Xorro Q user license competition at ULearn 2012.

Get interactive with this amazing introductory offer from Manzana.  Save over $3,000 on the massive 84” multi-touch ultra-definition LED screen when you place your order during October or November 2012.

Greetings from the whiteboard! This month I have two websites to share. The first is called Tutpup. This is a Mathematics website that allows your students to join up either at school or home and challenges them to compete against students from around the world. I have watched a class of students become high enthused […]

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, […]

Greetings from the whiteboard. My name is Lee Raeburn and I am an education consultant that has recently joined the Manzana sales team. As a former Primary school teacher, I was always on the lookout for new and engaging websites for my students. For this addition of our newsletter I would like to take a […]