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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.

Name: Birmingham Grid for Learning Address: www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm An English website, ‘the Birmingham Grid for Learning’ is a comprehensive and well resourced online learning environment.  The sites real value comes in its free Interactive Whiteboard Resources.  With resources divided up by school year and subject there is a massive variety of engaging and interactive activities.   From simple activities such as matching body […]

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 […]

Manzana tips and tricks #5

November 12, 2008

This month’s tips and tricks take a look at nifty little short cuts that make using your IWB that much easier. A fancy way of touching your board Here is a trick that is set to make you the coolest IWB user in the school. Want to move an object from one part of the […]

This month we review three interactvie and engaging websites covering a range of subjects from Chemistry to English, General Science, Social Studies and, well, just about everything. Virtual Chemistry Name: Virtual Chemistry Address: http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/vrchemistry/ Purpose: Online Chemistry resource utilising multimedia. Virtual chemistry is one of the most comprehensive science websites on the web. Put together by […]

                      iKnowthat.com Name: I know that.com Address: http://www.iknowthat.com  Purpose: A unique website full of highly interactive and educational games iKnowthat.com is a perfect partner for interactive whiteboards. A simple to use website, iKnowthat.com only requires you to take a minute registering (for free) and then opens up your classroom […]

The art of Math

October 30, 2008

Over time there has always been one defining factor at schools: most kids have ‘reserved’ feelings towards math. Maybe it’s the number factor, maybe it’s the equations or maybe it’s the fact that x + y shouldn’t equal anything because they are letters. But Manzana is proud to offer the hard working math teachers of this country […]

Manzana Tips and tricks #4

October 21, 2008

Manzana’s tips and tricks #4 Taking the roll everyday through the use of your IWB This months trick is an easy to create and neat way of taking the roll every morning through your interactive whiteboard. You simply create a scene (e.g. a tree) and below the scene you place relating items (e.g. birds). The key is […]

Websites of the month

October 14, 2008

             Starfall Starfall is a site that many of you may already know. Regularly rated among the top 10 educational websites, Starfall offers very distinct and in-depth interactive activities geared specifically towards helping children learn to read.The interactive activities Starfall contains a multitude of interactive activities: Starting of with sound and touch screen activities for each letter […]

Manzana would like to congratulate JULIE KING for becoming the lucky winner of the 2Touch wireless slate with 2Touch workbook. Julie was placed in the running for the slate after she attended the 2Touch launch night held at Manzana’s offices. A current member of staff at Sommerville Special School, Julie, attended the 2Touch evening to […]

Bea’s tips and tricks #3

September 9, 2008

Bea’s tip this month is all about creating a very easy but effective classroom activity devised around hiding and matching text. The first step is to simply think of an easy matching exercise that you can do on any interactive whiteboard software. For example, you have two groups of words, one group beginning with the letter ‘A’ […]

Website of the month

September 8, 2008

Delicious.com – User: ManzanaNZ A site many of you will already be familiar with. Delicious.com (known to long time users as del.icio.us) is a ‘social book marking site’ that categorises users’ favourite websites under distinct headings. At first seeming rather basic, once you start searching topics (or tabs as they are known) delicious offers up a very addictive […]