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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Day 5 and counting...globalizing your blog

Ooo...this is fun. I hadn't added a ClustrMap to this blog, although it is on our 2.0 Project wiki for work.

So, I've added that.

I've never thought about adding a translator utility though. Hm..increases your visibility and return visitors for sure, doesn't it? I'll have to post the widget for Google Translate from home, though. It's blocked here at school.

Fun stuff. I can also share this with my library colleagues, what a neat way to share book reviews with ELL students. You just might spark an interest in reading AND provide them with interesting material to practice reading in English if you can hook them in the 1st language.

I found Yahoo!'s Babel Fish Translation service. I've sent kiddos to that one for a quick help with translation in Spanish class. I didn't know they had a website translation widget. I've added that over on the right column.

1 thoughts:

Holly Jahangiri said...

Beware machine translation. International incidents have been provoked over less confuddlement. If you don't believe me, take a paragraph of text and translate English > Korean. Next, copy and paste the Korean result to the other text box, and translate Korean > English. There's just no substitute for human judgment.

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