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Manzana would like to congratulate Fiona Burns (Mt Roskill grammar), Katie Christie (Winton), and Linda Lehrke (Hingaia Peninsula School) for winning Manzana’s Xorro Q user license competition at ULearn 2012.

The competition was part of the Xorro Q launch that Manzana were having at ULearn 2012. To enter the competition ULearn attendees had to log into a Xorro Q session (via their mobile device) and answer a couple of basic questions on BYOD and individual student device use.


The three lucky winners will now have free access to 5* single user license for Xorro Q over the coming year. The teachers can put these licenses to work in the classroom as a way to enhance the use of bring your own devices (iPads, tablet pcs, smart phones, netbooks, laptops etc..) by turning them into student response devices.

Developed in Auckland, Xorro Q takes existing student devices (iPads, tablet psc, smart phones, netbooks, laptops etc..) and turns them into response devices. Students can respond to questions posed by the teacher via their device (so long as it is web enabled). Responses can be anything from basic A,B,C style voting/assessment or more open ended questions that students can submit full text answers for. All student answers can be displayed on the teacher’s laptop and are instantly saved onto a student database for review.

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Click here for further information on Xorro Q.

Xorro Q offer

If you’re a current 2Touch customer then 2Touch and Manzana are offering your school a free 6-month subscription to Xorro-Q for five teachers.

This will give your teachers a great no-commitment opportunity to experience using Xorro-Q with your students. To take up our offer and get started with your free subscription, just email to the name and email of the key contact person you would like us to work with on this project.


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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.