Project 252

Office Lens

Contributed by Gordon (@_DrCooke)
EdTech Tool Name:Office Lens
Bref Description:Office lens turns your smartphone camera into a scanner capable of enhancing images of whiteboards and documents.
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Android (phone/tablet) App
  • IOS (iPhone/iPod Touch) App
  • IOS (iPad/iPad Mini) App
  • Windows 8 (pc/phone/tablet) App
  • Other: BlackBerry
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:Image capture, collaboration, presentation
EdTech Tool Uses:This app is a god send. I can sit anywhere in a lecture theater and capture great images from the whiteboard then enhance the images, edit and share them. I can also convert these images into One Note files, pdf's, jpeg's and PowerPoint slides all from my smartphone all for free. I can take images of documents or business cards and turn them into the above formats for fast editing and sharing. I find the app very useful for capturing large amounts of info rapidly for later review. Great for sharing information on twitter too. The app can sync the captured data automatically with your Microsoft office account for easy backup.
Education Level(s):
  • Primary (Junior)
  • Primary (Senior)
  • Primary (SEN)
  • Post-Primary (Junior)
  • Post-Primary (Senior)
  • Post-Primary (SEN)
  • Third Level/Higher Education
Academic Subjects:All subjects
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Completely, 100% free