Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Do You Know About Google TRANSLATE?

I was just on Facebook and saw a post from ASCD about using Google Translate as a tool for "flattening" our world. Mike Fisher, one of their bloggers, wrote an entire blog in English, used google translate to translate it into Spanish, and posted it. Being curious about whether or not it would make any sense, I cut and copied it back into google translate, and although there were a few grammatical/usage errors, it was understandable. Think about the power of this for teachers. You can now essentially type ANY communication in English, and at the click of the button, have it translated into virtually ANY language. This can be useful for kids OR their parents. Students will also now be able to use resources from the web which may or may not be in English. Give it a try!


Here is his blog if you want to give it a try!


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