Showing posts with label Doodle 4 Google. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doodle 4 Google. Show all posts

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Doodles, Footnotes, and Literature - The Week in Review

Good morning from frigid Maine where it's -5f and the wind is howling! In other words, it's a perfect day to shovel snow off my roof. That's one of the few winter activities that I don't enjoy. One that I do enjoy is skiing. And with a couple of snow days this week I was able to get out for some skiing. Check out my new blog, Ed Tech Fitness for some pictures and videos of skiing including a picture of my daughter's first time on skis. That was my week outside of this blog. I hope that you had a great first full week of 2019 too.

These were the week's most popular posts:
1. Doodle 4 Google 2019
2. New Themes and Drag & Drop Organization for Google Classroom
3. How to Add Footnotes to Google Docs
4. A Pre-search Checklist for Students
5. Sun, Moon, and Planets 101
6. A Fun Literature Game
7. Customizing Fonts and Emojis in Google Docs

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Doodle 4 Google 2019

Another year, another Doodle 4 Google contest. This year's Doodle 4 Google is the eleventh in a row. The theme of this year's Doodle4 Google art contest is "when I grow up, I hope..."

The contest is open to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade in the United States. To enter the contest students should create a drawing that represents something that inspires them. The drawing, of course, must include the word Google somewhere within it. The artwork must be submitted on this official entry form.

This year's national Doodle 4 Google winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology prize package for his or her school.

If you're thinking about using some classroom time to have your students draw for the Doodle 4 Google contest, take a look at the free lesson resources that Google offers. Making drawings for the Doodle 4 Google contest might also be a good indoor recess activity during the cold days we're having here in New England.

Two of this year's celebrity judges are Jimmy Fallon and Kermit the Frog. Here they are to introduce the Doodle 4 Google contest.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Doodle 4 Google is Back for 2018

Google's annual drawing contest is back again for 2018. This year's Doodle 4 Google theme is inspiration. The contest is open to students in grades K through 12 in the United States. To enter the contest students should create a drawing that represents something that inspires them. The drawing, of course, must include the word Google somewhere within it. The artwork must be submitted on this official entry form.

This year's national Doodle 4 Google winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology prize package for his or her school.

If you're thinking about using some classroom time to have your students draw for the Doodle 4 Google contest, take a look at the free lesson plans that Google offers. Making drawings for the Doodle 4 Google contest might also be a good indoor recess activity during the cold days we're having here in New England.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Doodle Your Invention In the Doodle 4 Google Contest

The Doodle 4 Google art contest is back for the seventh year in a row. This year's doodle theme is "if I could invent one thing to make the world a better place..."

The contest is open to K-12 students in the United States. The winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school. Submissions for the contest are due by March 20, 2014. Submissions can be made online or through the mail.

This year Google and Discovery have teamed up to offer a set of classroom activity resources for teachers. Three activity packs will be available by the end of the month. The first activity is available now. The activities are designed to help students develop and share their invention ideas.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hey Kids! It's Time to Doodle for Google Again

Google announced the sixth annual Doodle 4 Google contest today. The theme for this year's contest is "My Best Day Ever..." The contest is open to K-12 students in the United States. The winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school. Entries must be received by March 22, 2013. The complete contest rules can be found on the Doodle 4 Google contest page.


Friday, January 20, 2012

Get Out the Crayons! It's Time to Doodle 4 Google

The Doodle for Google art contest is back for the fifth consecutive year. The theme of this year's contest is, "If I could travel in time, I'd visit..."

The contest is open to K-12 students in the United States. The winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school. Submissions for the contest are due by March 23, 2012. This year pre-registration is not required. That should make it quicker and easier for schools to make submissions.



While we're on the topic of drawing, check out Crayola's online drawing tools.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Doodle 4 Google is Back for 2011

As announced earlier this week by Google, Doodle 4 Google is back again this year. Doodle 4 Google is a student drawing contest open to all K-12 students in the U.S. The contest asks students to create drawings, on 8.5" x 11" paper, that redesign the Google homepage logo while responding to the prompt "what I'd like to do someday."

This year Google is increasing the opportunities to participate in the contest by allowing parents to register their children if they're not registered through school. Students involved in The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The Girl Scouts will also be able to register for Doodle 4 Google.

This year's winner will receive a $15,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for his or her school. Registration is open now and closes on March 2nd. All drawings must be submitted by March 16.

Applications for Education
Other than being an opportunity for students to win a scholarship, this year's contest prompt is a good one for getting students to think about and envision their futures.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The 3rd Annual "Doodle 4 Google" Contest Begins

For the third year in a row, Google giving US K-12 students the chance to have their drawings featured on Google.com. Doodle 4 Google asks students to draw images based around the Google logo. The theme of this year's contest is If I Could Do Anything, I Would... Students should create drawings that match that theme. The creator of the winning drawing receives a $15,000 college scholarship, a laptop computer, and $25,000 technology grant for their school. To enter the contest schools must register by March 17th and all drawing must be submitted by March 31. You can read all of the contest details here.

Below is a video of last year's Doodle 4 Google awards event.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Doodle 4 Google Voting is Open

I'm a day late in posting this, but I thought I should pass it along anyway. The 40 regional finalists in the Doodle 4 Google contest have been selected. Now Google would like your help in selecting the national finalists. Visit the voting page to view the regional finalist's drawings and submit your votes.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Doodle 4 Google

For the second consecutive year Google is hosting a drawing competition for K-12 students in the United States. Just like last year, students have to submit entries through their schools which must register for the competition by March 17. Again this year Google is offering a $15,000 scholarship to the national winner. New this year is a school district participation award of $10,000 for the district that "most encourages high-quality participation from its schools."

The theme of this year's Doodle 4 Google competition is "What I wish for the world." Students drawings should center around their vision for the world. Google provides doodle templates to help students get started.

Here is a video overview of the Doodle 4 Google competition.


Applications for Education
Having students create drawings for the Doodle 4 Google competition could be a good way to get them to start thinking about ways to improve the world. The drawings could be the start of discussion of visions for the world's future. The drawings may also be the warm-up to a writing assignment on the theme "What I wish for the world."