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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 

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 […]

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 […]

As of February 2010 2Touch interactive is pleased to announce that they have partnered with UK based Visual Education (the creators and suppliers of WordWall). The partnership will ensure that every 2Touch board purchased, by a pc school, will come complete with the WordWall interactive software. Meaning 2Touch users will now receive both 2Touch Workbook […]

     Name: Discovery Channel Address: http://dsc.discovery.com/guides/guides.html  The Discovery channel site contains a range of information (videos, games too) over a variety of topics. Plenty of detail on each topic that it covers and well presented. Name: National Geographic Address: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/  Like the Discovery channel site, National Geographic takes the best of the tv channel, whilst also mixing it […]

Epson is pleased to introduce the Epson EB-450 series of Ultra-short throw projectors. Stylish and discreet, these Ultra Short Throw projectors are the ideal companion to any interactive whiteboard installation in the Education or Corporate environment.         Key Features Ultra Short Throw Projection – Minimised glare and shadows Powerful Brightness up to 3,000 Lumens – […]

2Touch Technologies is celebrating the news that they’ve been given a innovation grant from TechNZ and enterprise North Shore to further explore collaboration on mutli-touch surface.

Name: Discovery Channel Address: http://dsc.discovery.com/guides/guides.html  The Discovery channel site contains a range of information (videos, games too) over a variety of topics. Plenty of detail on each topic that it covers and well presented. Name: National Geographic Address: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/  Like the Discovery channel site, National Geographic takes the best of the tv channel, whilst also mixing it with the […]

November websites of the month

November 30, 2009

Name: Wallwisher Address: http://www.wallwisher.com Wallwisher is an online tool that combines brainstorming, sticky notes and a notice board all into one. An online application (no downloading required), Wallwisher provides you with a space to create your own virtual wall where users can attach their own notes. Notes can contain text, images, video, links etc. Wall wisher […]

Hide and reveal – Magic boxes This month we’re having a look at a basic trick called ‘magic boxes’. A hide and reveal trick ideal for matching or separating exercises. Check out the video here The idea behind ‘magic boxes’ is that on your screen is a single box with a range of answers ‘hidden’ […]

Tips and Tricks October 09

November 16, 2009

Tips and tricks – October This month we have a look at a categorising and reveal trick, particularly handy for teaching literacy – and many other subjects. Watch the video here: Categorising and Reveal. The following explanation is a bit long winded so feel free to simply watch the video on how to do this. The […]

On behalf of Manzana we would like to congratulate Lysandra Stuart, her Sir Keith Park colleagues, and students for their recent win at the MÄ ori Language Awards. With the theme of this years awards being ‘Te reo it Hapori’ – Language in the community, SKP was voted first equal with NgÄ Iwi in the […]