Teacher Review for Google Translate

Google Translate - Beneficial for all students

Jenny H.
School support staff
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
While Google Translate was not originally created for educational purposes, it can be very beneficial in the classroom. This app can be downloaded and used across any mobile device or utilized from a computer. Users can enter their text in English and select the language they want it translated too. The information that can be translated includes text, media, videos, and speech. The app has translations for over 100 different languages at different levels. Students even have the option of saving their translations for later use. The app even offers the option of the text being entered through an on-screen keyboard, talk to text, and speech recognition.
My Take
Google Translate is easy to use in the classroom through simple lessons such as translating a menu or writing a paper. It is an excellent tool for students to use to check their work and make sure they are interpreting the language correctly. This is also great when working with any ESL or ELL students who are having difficulties communicating. Students can use Google Translate at all levels of learning a new language. The app is easy to use for any age and skill level. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a supplement to learning a new language.