Today's post is on the screen zoom and annotation tool, Zoom It.
Zoom It is a free utility from Microsoft that's easy to use. It allows users to zoom in on portions of the desktop screen, pan/move the zoomed area, and even draw (annotate) on the screen. Zooming can be done with the wheel on the mouse or with the up and down arrow keys on the keyboard. This is a great utility for focusing students' attention to a particular area of your computer screen.
Zoom It is always ready to use. It runs in the background and activates with hotkeys. Just select the keyboard shortcut, control + 1, to activate a zoom. Press ESC or the right mouse button to return the screen to its normal size.
Annotations can be started by the keyboard shortcut, control + 2. This allows you to write on your desktop in any application. Annotations are a virtual layer so when you close Zoom It, all the marks disappear off the screen.
This utility also has a countdown clock that is enabled with hotkeys, control + 3.
To download Zoom It select the link below:
Zoom ItSorry MAC users, this handy tool is made by Microsoft and is available for PCs only.Your Challenge:How could you use this tool in your classroom?