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Name: WorldWide Telescope

Address: http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/

 

WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world.

 

 

This amazing website will allow you to download one of the latest and greatest applications that Microsoft has come up with.  WWT gives users the chance to view the far reaches of outer space from the desktop of their computer.

 

Using imagery taken from telescopes around the world, WWT lets you explore planets and galaxies by giving you the power to, pan across, zoom in, take guided tours and go two billion years into the past of our night sky.

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But like any good programme, explaining it in only a couple of paragraphs is near on impossible.  So, have a look at the WHAT IS WWT page and you’ll find out everything you need to know. Microsoft dedicated the site to the memory of former Microsoft researcher Jim Gray by making it “a free resource to the astronomy and education communities with the hope that it will inspire and empower people to explore and understand the universe like never before”

 

http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/whatIs/whatIsWWT.aspx

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Name: PhET – Interactive Simulations

Address: http://phet.colorado.edu/index.php

 

Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado .

 

A great page for all you science teachers out there.  PhET – Interactive Simulations revolves around a number of flash/java based simulations of how different science based reactions and experiments work.  All simulations are research based and the website is run by the University of Colorado .  The aim of the site is to “enable students to make connections between real life phenomena and the underlying science which explains such phenomena”.  With simulations for: chemistry, biology, physics, earth science and even math, there is plenty to check out.

 

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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.