Google Translate Available on Chromebooks

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 4:48pm

Google Translate is now available in Google’s menu of additional services on HCPSS issued Chromebooks for students in grades 4-12. Parent or guardian consent is required for students to access the tool/application. 

If you have previously provided consent for Google’s menu of additional services, your child will automatically be given access to Google Translate, and no further action is needed.

If you desire to provide consent for your child to access Google’s additional services which include Google Translate, YouTube (grades 6-12), and CS First (grades K-5), complete the following steps:

Log in to HCPSS Connect.

  1. Select More Options from the left panel.
  2. Select HCPSS Google Menu from the middle of the page.
  3. Click the check box to provide consent. Changes are automatically saved.

The Google Additional services will include:

  • CS First for grades 4 and 5 - This is an authorized Supplementary Digital Tool, for creating interactive stories, games, and animations using a programming language called Scratch during the Computational Thinker unit
  • Google Translate grades 4-12 - This additional service or authorized Supplementary Digital Tool, offers free service to instantly translate words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages. Students will be informed when this service is allowable for use during classwork, independent assignments, and/or World Language assessments.

Please contact Mr. Floyd or Dr. Walsh for more information.