Lingua.ly is a free service designed to help people learn a new language while browsing the web. Today, Lingua.ly released an update to their Chrome extension. Lingua.ly's updated Chrome extension enables you to highlight any word on a webpage then double-click on it to find its definition and hear it read aloud to you. You can also add the word to a list of words to review in your free Lingua.ly online account. And for every word that you look up using the extension a flashcard is created and added to your free Lingualy online account.
Applications for Education
Lingua.ly's Chrome extension could be a good tool for students to use for support while reading webpages in the languages that they are trying to learn. For example, if I have a student who is trying to learn French and is reading a French newspaper online, he could benefit from using Lingua.ly when he encounters a word that is new to him.