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Office Lens app for great note snapping in class

By April 5, 20164 Comments

In a series of great little apps for the classroom, please enter Microsoft’s Office Lens app (Android / iOS) which is free.

Simply put, rather than taking a normal photograph of a document or whiteboard using your mobile device, open Office Lens and it will capture the document / board by using edge detection software and take a brilliant image from the photo. For photos taken at an angle, the software will flatten out the image to make it more legible too.

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Scan whiteboards


Scan documents

Simply swipe across to choose the document / image type, take the photo and let Office Lens do the rest of the work for you.

The results are pretty nifty!

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Image captured with Office Lens

Is this an app for learning? Probably not in the truest sense, but does it help note recording and keeping records of key elements of lessons or worksheets or other learning points from the classroom? Yes, absolutely.

There are a variety of decent output options too:

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So there you have it.

A great little app for the classroom.

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson, @ICTEvangelist. Click here to learn more.


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