Google Docs, my preferred word processing tool, just improved again. Today, on the Google Docs blog Google announced the integration of Google Translate into Google Docs. You can now translate any document in Google Docs into your choice of forty-two different languages. To use the new translation feature, just select the “translate” option under the “tools” drop-down menu. The screen capture below shows where to find the translation option.
Applications for Education
If you have students that live in homes where English is not the primary language, the new Google Docs translation option could be very useful. Now when you need to send a letter home, you can easily print it out in multiple languages.