Office Lens Gets EVEN BETTER

immersive-reader-featured-image-413x236Office Lens (Windows, iOS, and Android) is one of my favorite apps – you may remember that I blogged about it before and sang its praises. It’s a quick and easy way to scan images of documents, business cards, receipts, sticky notes, whiteboard notes with your phone.

A recent update has made Office Lens EVEN BETTER. If you’ve used the Learning Tools Add-On for OneNote before, you’ll recognize this. This video demonstrates the Immersive Reader feature.

Immersive Reader in Office Lens features

The Immersive Reader helps users to easily scan and read content, helping them move from the physical to digital world. Learn more about each feature below.

  • Read aloud—Reads text out loud with simultaneous highlighting that improves decoding, fluency and comprehension while sustaining focus and attention.
  • Font size—Allows the user to increase or decrease the size of fonts.
  • Wide text spacing—Optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to improve reading fluency for users who suffer from “visual crowding” issues.
  • Back five words and forward one page—Allows the user to move backwards and forwards in the content.
  • Speaking rate—Allows user to control the speed of the voice reading back the words.

Have you tried Office Lens? I highly recommend it!

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Long time, No see … Right?

instructionaltechnologyteamI could come up with all kinds of reasons why I haven’t blogged in forever, but the bottom line is that I just got all kinds of crazy busy! This is my first year as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Library/Media Services in our district. I’m incredibly blessed to work with such a great group of people. Just like any new position, this meant lots of long hours and eleventy billion new things to learn. It’s been busy, but fun … and apparently the blog has stayed near the very bottom of the to-do list. 🙂

I’m not going to do anything crazy like promise to post here every other day or even weekly. But I have seriously missed sharing little tips and tricks with you. So for today, I’m back!

If you’re not already following the EMS ISD Instructional Technology team on Facebook and Twitter, you definitely should. Great things are happening around our district and we are excited to share them out. And while you’re at it, hop on over to the EMSISDITs Blog and sign up to get emails with our new posts.

And if you happen to still be reading, here’s your treat for the day. The Technology Department accepted the #MannequinChallenge today. And we TOTALLY ROCKED it!

This was SO. MUCH. FUN. and we did it in one take! Have you done the Mannequin Challenge? Add the link to your video in a comment!

A real tech tip coming soon … and it’s a good one!

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