Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Schools : Google, we love you ! Doodles & resources !

Google Doodle 19th Aniversary 

Google is celebrating its 19th birthday today the 27th September. And in the most Google of ways: a Doodle that lets you play through the most fun Doodles ever.

Google Doodle 19th Anniversary

Google is now 19 yearsIn 1997, one of Google’s co-founders, Larry Page, had just arrived at Stanford University to pursue his P.h.D in computer science. Of all the students on campus, Google’s other co-founder, Sergey Brin, was randomly assigned to show Page around. This chance encounter was the happy surprise that started it all.

Google Doodle 19th Anniversary
Let's see the doodle. It has a huge lot of surprises and time-wasting little animations to play through. 
Using the Doodle is simple enough: you head to the Google homepage, click on the spinner, and opt either to play the option you've been given or have another go. But read on, because there's a major catch.

In some cases, they're actually better than the times they were Google Doodles

"They say life is full of surprises, and Google’s history is chock-full of them. In fact, we wouldn’t be here without them."

So I have selected some of the best of recent years, some are published on this blog. You will recognize the posts if you are an usual reader.

Google assembled some of them into the meta-Doodle, which lets students use a spinner to find which of the Doodles to play.

Google Snake game

Among the games are old favourites such as Snake, the arcade game Pac Man and tic-tac-toe - as well as more recent additions such as Battle against spicy peppers, Earth day quiz or Help pangolins fall in love.  

Upon clicking today's Doodle, Google, invite your students to explore 19 surprises it has launched over the past 19 years. Share with students a different lesson by giving it a spin. They will enjoy and learn.

  • DJ like a hip-hop star: One Doodle that isn't a game, this is still an incredibly interactive and fun resource. 
It's not only an entirely interactive set of decks that allow students to scratch and mix a range of tracks, it's also an educational and interesting trip through the beginnings of hip hop.

Curricula: Languages; Music; Media

Google Doodle 44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop
via Variety

Help Beethoven's unfortunate journey to the symphony hall by arranging his masterpieces in time for the big crescendo!

Curriculum: Music

Google doodle celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven 245th Year

But that's where it all gets weird – students then taken to a strange game where they must throw ice cream at a chilli pepper with good enough timing to undo its heat. It's as fun as it is weird.  Students get to learn some great chili pepper facts on the way.

Curricula: Sciences

 Wilbur Scoville 151st Birthday

Curricula: Sports

Google Doodle Celebrating the ICC 2017
Women's Cricket World Cup

And there are so many more. 19 years, 19 surprises, 19 activities. Let your students enjoy such a fun-tastic resource and they will learn some interesting subjects by gaming.

Google Doodle 19th Anniversary


My usual readers know I love doodles and games! And students love games into lessons.

Ok! Why not include doodles and games as interative educational resources into school curricula. I always include games into the school curricula and the results are better. And some years ago I felt in love with some awesome doodles. I wrote often about doodles.

Google is really stepping up its game this Surprise Spinner the Google's 19th anniversary and you might be wondering why not to invite students to enjoy 19 games and activities from Google Doodle.

Never fear to teach using games or doodles. So, you and your students will play this games with success, today. Students are better gamers than us, no? No problem. Give you a smile and some good laughs teaching and learning. 


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