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Translation Software Tips for Parents and Families
Translation Software Tips for Parents and Families

Online software is available to support translation for students, parents and families during school closure.


Please be aware that the quality, accuracy or completeness of any translated information cannot be guaranteed through online translation software.  Students/parents/families may consider the options below, as appropriate.


YRDSB Public Site - Tr​anslate Function

The YRDSB public site holds important updates from the Ministry of Education as well as Board information, such as the Learning and Caring Plan to support families during this time. 


At present, families can use the Google Translate function on www.yrdsb.ca to view information in their preferred language. 

  1. Click the Google Translate tab in the upper right corner of the site 

  2. Select the desired language for translation

  3. All written text on the page will be translated



Googl​e Docs

To translate a Google Document

  1. On your computer, open a document in Google Docs.

  2. In the top menu, click Tools, then click Translate document.

  3. Enter a name for the translated document and select a language.

  4. Click Translate.

  5. A translated copy of your document will open in a new window. You can also see this copy in your Google Drive.


Google Translate Chrome Extension - Translating Google Into Y​our Home Language


​Educators and families can translate Google into home language(s). The Google Translate Chrome extension is a free service that instantly translates words, phrases and web pages into over 100 languages.

There are many free translation tools. The Google Translate Chrome extension is a free service that instantly translates words, phrases and web pages into over 100 languages.  

Please be advised that, like any other online translation tool, Google Translate is not entirely accurate and is not yet available in every language. 


To use the Google Translate Chrome extension, you need to use Chrome as your web browser.  You can download the Chrome web browser​ online.


You get the Google Translate Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store.

 


Go to the search bar at the top-left corner and search for“Google Translate.”  You will see Google Translate at the top of the search results under “Extensions.”  Click on the blue button that says, “Add to Chrome.” It will confirm if you want to install it, and it will be instantly added to your browser. 


 


You should now see the Google Translate button in the top-right corner of your browser.  Click “TRANSLATE THIS PAGE” and the site will be automatically translated in the same tab.  You can choose different languages by selecting a language in the drop-down menu.


Google ​Classroom

The written content of a Google classroom can be translated to make it more accessible for families.


1. From Google Classroom, right click anywhere, you will see this box:


2. Click on “Translate to English”, and then click on “Change Languages”.




3. Click on the appropriate language, then click “Done”, and the content of the page will be translated.​
 
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