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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Google Chrome Extension: Hover Zoom

Google Chrome's Extension "Hover Zoom" has some pretty neat educational applications.  It allows you to zoom in on smaller image simply by hovering your mouse over the images.  Now unfortunately it doesn't work on every image, but it is constantly expanding the sites that it uses.  As a teacher therefore you can use it to "blow" up images that you find on the internet that are just a little too small for your students to see from the back of the room.

Below is a picture depicting how "Hover Zoom" works.  Hovering the mouse over the thumbnail image circle in red produces the larger images.

Instructions:  Just go to the following link. "Hover Zoom"  Once there click the "Add to Chrome" button.