Translating Dance Party

Translations for the tutorial progression are done on Crowdin and translations for the video captions are done on Amara. They are both free to join and any volunteer can immediately start translating on either platform.

Getting set up

  1. Click here to create an Amara account.
  2. Click here to join our Code.org project on Crowdin.
  3. Click here to join our Curriculum Builder project on Crowdin (for the unplugged activity).
  4. From the main project page, select your language.
  5. Note your language code in the URL, you'll need this for later. If it's a 4 letter code like "zh-TW" note that the code you'll use later will be in the format "zhTW".

Translating the tutorial progression

The following links all lead directly to the Spanish tutorial. Replace the "es" in the URL with the language code you got earlier. Your translations will be updated on the site at the beginning of each week. You can watch this demo video for how to use Crowdin.

  1. Tutorial title
  2. Tutorial instructions here and here
  3. Most tutorial block strings are here and here. The rest can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
  4. Tutorial hints and optional challenges
  5. Tutorial callout messages
  6. Tutorial feedback strings
  7. Misc. strings here and here
  8. Video titles
  9. Strings about Dance Party on Code.org

Translating the lesson plan

View the lesson plan here. The link below leads directly to the Spanish lesson plan in our Curriculum Builder project on Crowdin. Replace the "es" in the URL with the language code you got earlier.

  1. Lesson plan strings can all be found here.

Translating the unplugged activity

View the unplugged activity here. The following links all lead directly to the Spanish unplugged activity in our Curriculum Builder project on Crowdin. Replace the "es" in the URL with the language code you got earlier.

  1. Unplugged lesson strings are here, here, and here

Translating Part 2

This year, our team has also created a follow-on activity for those who want to keep going. View the second activity here. You can find the strings for the activity in the Code.org project on Crowdin here.

Translating the video captions

  1. To use Amara, first click on a video link below.
  2. On the left, you'll see a list of languages. If you don't see your language listed, click "Add a new language". A language with a yellow dot means it's been started but incomplete; please go ahead and complete the translation. A language with a green dot means it's been completed and published.
  3. When you begin you'll see the English track on the left and you can enter your translations on the right. Feel free to edit the timing if necessary. When complete, click the Publish button in the top right.
  4. The links for the videos are below: