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  • Writer's pictureJaime Donally

Day 19: Google Lens

Although we may not always recognize the technology, browser-based augmented reality experiences are flooding our mobile devices without making a big announcement. The integration of augmented reality in our browser seems like an obvious feature since cameras are a high priority for most users. Instead of typing a description in the browser, Google Lens scans things like 3D objects, products, text, animals, and more by incorporating the camera.

What can you do with Google Lens? I've shared a video below to show the extent of the integration. From translating text in a book to finding the best local restaurants to getting homework help, augmented reality is providing the simplistic delivery of relevant content seamlessly in our mobile device browser.

"The flexibility to use immersive technology through a browser eliminates the limitations of downloading apps." page 38 of The Immersive Classroom

Steps to Get Started:

  1. Download the Google Lens app (iOS and Android).

  2. Open the app and select the square in the search text bar.

  3. Select the best way to find relevant information such as text, translate, search, homework help, and more.

Search and browse (as listed to describe the app):

• Nearby shops and restaurants

• Live sports scores and schedules

• Movies times, casts, and reviews

• Videos and images

• News, stock information, and more

• Anything you’d find on the web

Continue to follow the #31DaysofARVRinEDU this month as we explore immersive resources.

UPDATE: The winners of The Immersive Classroom book giveaway will be announced LIVE on March 31st. The information to join will come at the end of the month. Thanks to ISTE, we are giving away 10 signed copies of The Immersive Classroom. I need more winners! Post how these tools can be used in the classroom on social media using #31DaysofARVRinEDU and WIN!


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