IRC Tool Spotlight: World Lens

AUGUSTA, GA – Among the newest wave of apps released for Android and iOS devices is World Lens from Quest Visual, recently purchased by Google. The augmented reality program translates foreign languages in real time using the iPhone and Android smartphones’ built-in camera.

“WorldLens is a game changer for schools with English language learners, because instantly a handout or a worksheet can be read in multiple languages,” said Jennifer Armstrong, Instructional Resource Center Manager and Google-Certified Teacher.

The app can translate signs, documents, menus and other written communications in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. It doesn’t require an internet connection, but it does struggle with handwriting and stylized fonts.

The app is currently free, for a limited time.

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