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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 website created by the University of Nottingham and providing users with a video for every element on the periodic table. 

English

Name: Name that literary element 
Address: http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/course/game/play.phtml?dest=Lit_v52.dcr&width=500&height=300&ini=lesson2.ini&height2=296 
Description: Interactive game 

Name: Shakespeare interactive Globe viewer 
Address: http://aspirations.english.cam.ac.uk/converse/movies/index2.html
Description: Interactive tour of the Globe theatre 

Name: JC high school English 
Address: http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/tools/english-hs.html 
Description: Huge range of English resources 

Geography 

Name: USGS – earthquakes 
Address: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ 
Description: This web site is provided by the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program. 

Name: Wicked – what on earth 
Address: http://www.tki.org.nz/r/wick_ed/science/what_on_earth.php 
Description: Geography flash files 

History 

Name: National Archive 
Address: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/ 
Description: The National Archives is the UK government’s official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. 

Name: Anne Frank – The secret Annex online 
Address: http://www.annefrank.org/secretannex
Description: Wander around the furnished spaces and get top know the stories of Anne Franks diary. Includes a 3D tour of the house and secret annex. 

Economics 

Name: Econoclass 
Address: http://www.econoclass.com/ 
Description: Resources for economics teachers 

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Format chose Zinterlock as the easiest, most consistent and cost-effective way to flush mount cabinetry onto walls.

Manzana Xorro Christmas 2015
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This summer, the University of Auckland Department of Civil Engineering has supplied eight student interns to work with Xorro on developing a targeted learning solution. These interns have been working alongside another seven interns from Massey University contributing to product development in Xorro Workboook and Xorro-Q projects.

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This week Xorro releases version 2.2 of its Workbook whiteboarding software, co-branded Alphateach in the UK and Europe. The new version includes features such as PDF import, enhanced design of the ruler tool, added grid functions and much more.

Student response systems in use in class
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Recently we followed up with Dr Michael Rehm from University of Auckland’s Business School, on how he uses student response systems such as Xorro Q in his courses.

Label questions in Xorro-Q
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In September Xorro quietly released Label questions for the Xorro-Q audience assessment platform. Label questions provide a flexible and fast assessment tool suited to any topic.

Flexiroller, BalanceBox, Zinterlock
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Whether it’s raising an 84″ display to above head height for crowds, or bringing 55″ interactive screens within easy reach of pre-schoolers, better design adds up to winning flexibility, sturdiness and safety. Getting it wrong means less value from your display, and substantial costs and safety issues. We take a look at the latest & best options for securing, lifting and moving large displays, keeping safety and durability foremost.

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This week, after months of beta testing and progressive improvements, Xorro finally released version 2.0 of the powerful whiteboarding software Workbook (also branded Alphateach and Imergo Aqua in other markets). Workbook was originally written by 2Touch for use with 2Touch interactive whiteboards. Since 2013, Xorro has taken over all software related developments, and today Xorro Workbook is […]

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Xorro-Q provides a simple game-like context that motivates students to practice algebra concepts. Using any browser (no plug ins or downloads needed) your students can “play” a problem-based algebra activity set by you. Xorro-Q’s Free Facilitator is ideal (and free) for groups of less than 33 participants. Test your own linear algebra skills on the sampler in the article. Then read on to find the simple instructions to get underway with your own Free Facilitator access.

Zinterlock: your secure mounting solution
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Manzana and 2Touch Australia have developed Zinterlock: an extremely low-cost, ultra-secure yet very simple flush-mount solution for mounting large, heavy, fragile or valuable items onto walls.