TED News Desk, New Delhi: Google has recently announced that it will be launching a special educational tool that will make interactive learning easier for students. This feature is included in the Google Lens Education Mode which will allow students a range of fresh and extremely useful features.
“At Google, we’re honoured to work on tools that lighten the load for teachers, school leaders, families, and especially the students who have navigated learning from home with grace and resilience,” Google commented on this feature, in a blog post.
Students can click on images of the problems they seek help and receive answers to them. Students can also utilise Google Search for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) homework. They will be connected to potential explanations and provide a step-by-step breakdown of complex mathematical equations and detailed information on the underlying concepts.
Another new feature for Google Lens will now enable users to scan documents or images including text and with a single click. They can have the text copied to their computer. One is only required to ensure that they are signed in to their Google account on both their devices, with the latest version of Chrome installed on the same.
With these new features, students will no longer need to retype their important handwritten notes. Google Lens is at their rescue. This also stands to be a great way to digitize texts embedded in images or posters.
Another delight meant especially for helping language learners is pronunciation. Lens will now allow us to select linguistic items from our texts and one can tap to hear them aloud. This feature will be much in handy for enhancement of speaking skills and for practising correct pronunciation of languages for students everywhere.
Reading comprehension is also an addition in the bucket of new features added by Google. When reading a text with technical or confusing jargon and concepts, students can now simply select whatever that they don’t understand and have Lens do the explanation for them.
These features, as Google stated, “are rolling out today, except for Listen which is available on Android and coming soon to iOS. Lens is available in the Google app on iOS and the Google Lens app on Android.”
Students, especially those hailing from the digital era, have seen Google as a very reliant mentor and friend, constantly assisting in various capacities, from helping in completing assignments or providing quick answers to questions. With this step, it only adds to it quiver. The company is nowhere to go any time soon either and shall continue to race ahead in the task of making education easier.