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What’s portable, provides you with full control over your computer, sticks to your whiteboard, and very affordable ($1,199)? Why the Interactive Gecko of course…

New to the Manzana range, the Interactive Gecko is the all new portable interactive whiteboard designed to give you control over your computer’s projected image at an affordable price. The Interactive Gecko takes your standard projector image and transforms it into an interactive surface. Attaching to your existing whiteboard, the Interactive Gecko adds a new […]

August Tips and Tricks

August 11, 2009

Tips and tricks – August 09 This month’s trick is another unique way for hiding and revealing answers. The best way to explain this trick is to guide you through the creation process (not to forget the video) and then you can see the magic unfold right before your own eyes. This trick uses layering and makes use of the […]

Workbook 122 has landed

July 29, 2009

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 […]

Tips and Tricks

July 23, 2009

Pull tabsAs you may know, the good old hide and reveal activities work wonders in class and over the past year we have reviewed a couple of nifty ways to perform it. This month we’re looking at the idea of pull tabs and the ability to hide information off-screen and then pull it on-screen using […]

With three fantastic speakers on the night we were gifted with many tips and tricks for better IWB use. To sum up a few of the main points I have taken just a smidgen of the total tips given to us and listed them below. Julie’s top tips • Plan your day using the board […]

Join Manzana and 2Touch for a teacher-led interactive whiteboard session. Taking place on the 7th of may, Sommerville special school will host the IWB session. The session will include a range of teacher presentations, with guest speaker Julie King leading the evening with her presentation detailing how she specialises her IWB use to suit her […]

What’s happening in WorkbookFor those of you unsure on what 2Touch Workbook is, it’s the latest interactive whiteboard software that’s made right here in New Zealand. Designed and developed with the help of New Zealand teachers, 2Touch Workbook provides a blank canvas to create lessons and a set of accompanying tools to generate interactivity and […]

Looking for input As part of the development of 2Touch and 2Touch Workbook, the team from 2Touch is continually engaged with New Zealand teachers in the pursuit of understanding what you really want from the IWB software that you use. So yet again in 2009 2Touch is putting the call out there for kiwi teachers […]

For over 115 years the Van Asch Deaf Education Centre (VADEC) in Christchurch has been devoted to helping deaf and hearing-impaired students communicate with the world. So when the world’s first fully government funded school for the deaf decided to invest in an interactive whiteboard they were following in a strong tradition of utilising the […]

Whilst the rest stood around talking during Learning@schools09, Manzana had the people popping for their school’s honour. 

If your school has a building project on the horizon, then Manzana maybe able to help you put that building fund towards a 2Touch interactive whiteboard.Done at the architect stage, 2Touch can be recorded under wall fixtures in the contract, providing you with a unique funding opportunity. For more information and the right way to go […]

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 […]

Using the annotate function for movies One of the great uses for an interactive whiteboard is the ability to use the screen capture and annotate feature.  One of the neat things you can do with the screen annotate function is the ability to scribble over the top of videos.  Whether it’s to point out symbolism in a […]

2Touch is adding to its list of New Zealand lovers as all Kiwi website Made from New Zealand has made a video on the unique, Kiwi made, solution.

The Manzana Wireless Tablet lets you take control of your computer from anywhere in the room.  By connecting the tablet to your computer, via an RF connection, you simply move the pressure sensitive pen across the light-weight tablets surface and it instantly moves your mouse cursor.  Giving you full mouse control from anywhere in the room! But […]

Manzana tips and tricks #7

January 19, 2009

Tips and tricks To kick start the New Year we have a couple of basic, but helpful, tips and tricks.   The Right Click   On both, the 2Touch Interactive Whiteboard and the smartboard, to gain the right click menu simply hold your finger down on the screen for slightly longer than you normally when […]

Being made in NZ not only keeps fund sin the country it also means when the exchange rate goes up our prices stay the same – unfortunately that’s not the same for our projectors.

Manzana Tip and Tricks #6

December 3, 2008

December’s tips and tricks + Download of the month Interactive Whiteboard tips Dragging the correct answers into the correct box Here is a handy trick for when you have an object/question with a list of possible answers and you want your students to work out which are right and which are wrong. You list your […]