Internet Tools Assignment - Translation

Assignment Summary

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Internet provides powerful tools for education and enterprise alike.

In the assignment, you will learn more refined Internet search and language translation tools.

First, you will find a non-English newspaper Web site in a foreign country.  For example, http://www.madridpress.com is a Spanish-language newspaper Web site published in Madrid, Spain.  Once you find a Web site of your choice, pick an article (of your choice) and translate it using a translation tool.  Record all processes in Word using the PrintScreen key on the keyboard.

A list of languages you may choose is: Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. More languages are being added as we speak of it now.

Assignment Steps

  1. Go to www.google.com, and then search for a simple term, e.g. the letter "a". Press the Enter key or Search Button.
  2. In the search result page, click on the cogwheel icon (the step 1 in the image below), and then Advanced search.
    How to get to the Advanced Search in google.
  3. On the Advanced Search page, study the explanation on each entry box..
  4. Based on the city, country, and language of your choice, set the appropriate and adequate parameters including the key words, language, and so on as shown below. 
    Google Advanced Search
  5. Get the screen shot of the Window.  How
  6. Look through the search results. You may find some sites in English; don't use it. You also will see the [Translate this page] option next to the results. This would be fine for your own use, but don't use it for this assignment.
  7. Go to the newspaper Web site, and then copy the text of an article (highlight the text, and then Edit - Copy in the browser). Now the text you have just copied is being store in the clipboard of your computer; you won't see it until you paste it.
    News article
  8. Now, you will translate it into English.  Go back to www.google.com, and then click on the more >> link as shown below.
    Google More
  9. Near the bottom of the next window, locate and click on Translate link as shown below.
    Translate Tool
  10. In the Translate window, click in the text box, paste the article text (Edit - Paste), set the languages, and click on the Translate button as shown below:
    Translate Text
  11. In the Word document that you have pasted the screen captures, paste both texts in the foreign language as well as the English translation.  Then, add the screen capture of the search setting, the original text, and the translated text.
  12. If this is for a Discussion Board assignment, copy and paste the original and the translated texts in the discussion text box.  Attach the MS Word document showing the screen captures. Discuss what you learned and possible impacts of this sort of Internet tools in your personal life and profession/business.

 

 

 

 

Additional Lessons

How to do Print Screen

For PC

While the window that you want to capture is on the top of your screen, press the PrintScreen (PrtScr) key on your key board. You would not see anything changed. This action will capture the entire screen to your computer's clipboard. Open MS Word, paste it (right-click on the document area, and click the Paste option.) The captured screen will be pasted in your document. It will show the entire screen as seen below as an example.

Screen Capture

To capture only the active window instead of the entire screen, press and hold down the Alt key while you press the PrintScreen key. It will show the entire screen as seen below as an example.

Screen Capture of the Active Window Only

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For Mac

To capture the entire desktop, press Command Apple Command Key + Shift + 3 at the same time. The screen shot will be automatically saved as a file on your desktop. In MS Word, past it. Newer Mac OS, automatically saves the image as a PNG file on your desktop. Click, drag, and drop the image file from the desktop to a MS Word document.

To capture a portion of the desktop, press Command + Shift + 4 at the same time. A cross-hair cursor will appear and you can click and drag to select the area you wish to capture. When you release the mouse button, the screen shot will be automatically saved as a PNG file on your desktop. Click, drag, and drop the image file from the desktop to a MS Word document.

To capture a specific application window, press Command + Shift +4 at the same time, then press the Spacebar. The cursor will change to a camera, and you can move it around the screen. As you move the cursor over an application window, the window will be highlighted. The entire window does not need to be visible for you to capture it. When you have the cursor over a window you want to capture, just click the mouse button and the screen shot will be saved as a PNG file on your desktop. Click, drag, and drop the image file from the desktop to a MS Word document.

The source of Mac screen capture is from About.com

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