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Websites of the month: August

Name: Early New Zealand books Address:

http://www.enzb.auckland.ac.nz/

The Early New Zealand Book Project (ENZB) has been put together by the University of Auckland and has a range of books published about New Zealand in the 19th century. The books are an amazing resource for gaining insights into both traditional MÄ ori society and the early European settlers. With plenty of journal work detailing what it was like to live in the various stages of 19th century New Zealand.

 

Name: Ball Droppings

Address: http://balldroppings.com/js/

Ball Droppings is a neat little website that works best on an interactive whiteboard and looks at the ideas of gravity and angles. By using a steady stream of dropping balls, users can change the level of gravity affecting the falling balls, as well as the ability to draw lines in the path of the balls changing their direction – the site is a good physics resource. The best way to explain Ball Droppings is to simply visit it, a free to use website and part of the chrome experiments which is simply a website setup by people that create activities using web browsers and JavaScript. 

Name: WildEarth.tv

Address: http://www.wildearth.tv/home

A fun to use multi-media website, WildEarth.tv, takes you deep into the natural inhabitants of some of the worlds most interesting and endangered animals. Using a host of live camera feeds, WildEarth.tv shows animals in their natural environments that range from the plains of Africa to under water cameras.

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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.