Morningside Primary School, Hackney

| January 4, 2011 | 1 Comment 

A truly enjoyable way to start the new year, a day at Morningside Primary School, in Hackney, London.

What a joyous bunch of people- up for a challenge, and  full of laughter.

Thank you to Headteacher, Jean Millham, and her colleagues for making our first day at Morningside such a delightful one. Tomorrow, we are back to work with children from across the age range.

We showed MANY resources and ideas today, but the one that received the biggest “Oooooh” was Zoomit:

screenshot-057ZoomIt is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations.

ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image.

We use ZoomIt on training days to show closeups of toolbars when demonstrating applications and how to use them.

You can download ZoomIt HERE

Using ZoomIt is EASY…

The first time you run ZoomIt it presents a configuration dialog that describes ZoomIt’s behavior, let’s you specify alternate hotkeys for zooming and for entering drawing mode without zooming, and customize the drawing pen color and size. I use the draw-without-zoom option to annotate the screen at its native resolution, for example. ZoomIt also includes a break timer feature that remains active even when you tab away from the timer window and allows you to return to the timer window by clicking on the ZoomIt tray icon.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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