Google Translate is a great tool for education. I use it to translate papers, notes, and web pages for students and parents. I also use it to translate things into English for myself and my students use it to help them.
The Google Translate app for Android, which already has some cool features like speech to text translate, and back again, including a speech-to-speech conversation mode, now has a handwriting recognition feature that works with 7 languages. The languages include Chinese, Japanese, English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
This is another great tool for ELL and Language arts classes, as well as anyone needing some translations done.
The iOS app is not yet update with this feature.