Xorro-Q – Manzana: Enabling Audiences to Engage, Involve, Achieve, Learn https://www.manzana.co.nz Solutions to Engage, Involve & Motivate your Audience to Take the Stage Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:09:45 +0000 en-NZ hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://www.manzana.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-manzana_logo-only_550-32x32.png Xorro-Q – Manzana: Enabling Audiences to Engage, Involve, Achieve, Learn https://www.manzana.co.nz 32 32 Student Response Systems enable student-centered teaching https://www.manzana.co.nz/student-response-systems/ Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:32:38 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=5239 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.

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Xorro-Q’s New Label Questions Add Flexibility and Speed https://www.manzana.co.nz/new-label-questions-add-flexibility-and-speed/ Thu, 15 Oct 2015 04:10:44 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=5221 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.

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Xorro-Q for free: BYOD participation, assessment & gamification https://www.manzana.co.nz/free-access-to-xorro-q-real-time-participation-assessment-gamification-for-education/ Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:08:35 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=5122 NZ EdTech developer Xorro Solutions has released free access for school educators to its gamification and real-time assessment solution, Xorro-Q.

Xorro-Q enables educators in BYOD classrooms and lecture theaters to ensure the active participation of every single student in instant challenges. Challenges can be prepared ahead of time, or better, created in-class around existing resources and activities such as slide shows, videos etc.

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Free Algebra Question Banks https://www.manzana.co.nz/free-algebra-question-banks/ Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:35:45 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=5114 Chatting with a customer before Christmas, he enthused on how useful it would be to have large banks of maths practice questions appropriate to his college classes. These could easily be included in contests and games which motivate students to have fun practicing algebra through the term.

Here at Xorro, from concept to reality can take a day or two... This week we uploaded 2800 linear equations problems (in five levels of difficulty) and 2095 problems around factorising and expanding quadratic equations (in 7 levels of difficulty). These resources are shared globally in your Q-Bank. It's free for any educator to use.

Here are some great ways to use this resource:

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Q-Launcher: The Easy Start to Audience Participation https://www.manzana.co.nz/q-launcher-easy-start-audience-participation/ Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:02:04 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=5083 Download and install Q-Launcher……  At the start of class…. When you want to ask a question…..  Your audience answers…. Using open text answers…. <Moving on….. At the end of the session…. Download and install Q-Launcher:   Let’s start by logging in to your Facilitator Home Page at http://qf.xorro.com.  On the right hand side of the page, you’ll find […]

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Educators speak out on questioning: audience response https://www.manzana.co.nz/educators-keep-speaking-out-on-questioning-the-audience/ Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:18:40 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=4275 The research is definitive: properly used, audience response techniques and solutions enable educators and trainers to achieve startling improvements in learning outcomes with their classes. Is this surprising?

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Xorro’s Q-Launcher application for Windows and Mac OS https://www.manzana.co.nz/xorro-q-launcher-application-for-windows-and-mac-os/ Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:08:33 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=2796 Q-Launcher is the Xorro audience participation tool which runs as a floating toolbar on your desktop.  Use Q-Launcher to instantly "ask" questions of your audience without leaving your slide show, video or other presentation software.  

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Xorro Q-Bank is here… https://www.manzana.co.nz/xorro-q-bank-is-here/ Sun, 08 Jun 2014 05:17:55 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=2688 After many months of development, Xorro has launched their Q-Bank service. Now, any Xorro-Q user can manage all questions ever created for activities in Q, share these with other users (either within the Institution or globally), and import questions from other users.  Tag and categorise questions so you and others will find them instantly next time; organise […]

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Clickable (Hotspot) Image Questions hit the mark https://www.manzana.co.nz/clickable-hotspot-image-questions-hit-the-mark/ Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:21:48 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=2624 It has never been easier to instantly assess your students’ ability to interpret an image (a map, diagram, photo, x-ray etc).  Xorro-Q’s “Clickable Image” question type allows you to select and import an image; click to draw “hotspots” on the image; optionally decide on scores to allocate for students clicking on the various zones.  Next […]

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Xorro-Q takes the Lead  https://www.manzana.co.nz/xorro-q-takes-the-lead-5/ Wed, 30 Oct 2013 03:24:32 +0000 http://www.manzana.co.nz/?p=4212 With Xorro's latest Q-Launcher, released 26 August 2013, presenters can now display a real-time Leaderboard to add contest and game qualities to their activities.

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