Introducing Translate for Google Slides

As English Language Learners continue to identify appropriate supports while working at home, the Google Translate for Slides application can be a big help for students as they work in a remote (or even in-person) space.

Students can access this tool on any Google Slide Deck where they have editing rights. This means students may have to make a copy of a standard slide deck shared to them by a teacher before using the tool.

  1. Along the top of the page click on Add-ons and then select the Slides Translator application.
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2. By selecting the Translate Text Box function, students can see all text on a slide and chose from over 150 languages to help with translation.

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3. By selecting the Voice Type option, students can add responses to a question directly into the slide using their home language and speaking into the Chromebook microphone.

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Please remember that translation supports should only be applied for students in a way that is appropriate for their English language development. While a certain level of struggle is helpful in the growth of language mastery, the Google Translate for Slides application can be a powerful tool in helping to provide differentiation for your students.