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It’s a while since I last blogged about Google Doodles …..

Google Doodles

I really love Google Doodles!

They never fail to bring a smile to my face and I just love sharing what has become a morning ‘find’ with family, friends and work colleagues when I open Google.com on my laptop in the morning.  I’m in awe of both the creativity and the ingenuity of their creators……

In a nutshell, a Google Doodle, is a temporary graphic variation of the Google logo on its homepage and aims to honour or celebrate holidays, events, achievements and/or people.  Each of these special illustrations embed links with a host of information about the focus topic.  A Google Doodle appears for just one day, but is archived and available for viewing on the Google Doodle website.

Just last week I came across a fabulous entry about a woman by the name of Aletta Jacobs who is, among many other ‘firsts’, noted as a suffragette, a doctor and the inventor of the first effective contraceptive.

Clearly Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929) was a trailblazer for her time.  Just last week on February 9th, she was honoured for what would have been her 163rd birthday with a Google Doodle.

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Like so many of the links associated with Google Doodles, this one: Aletta Jacobs: 5 fast facts you need to know gives a thumbnail sketch of this amazing woman and her contribution to our world.

Google Doodles really do hold a goldmine of information.  Use them as an inspirational, quick look at information about a host of different topics that have been the feature of one of the many Google Doodles created over the years.  Search the Google Doodle website for previous creations dating back to 1998.  You’ll be surprised at the amount of information that can be gleaned from them in a very short time!

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I really love Google Doodles!

They never fail to bring a smile to my face and I just love sharing what has become a morning ‘find’ with family, friends and work colleagues when I open Google.com on my laptop in the morning.  I’m in awe of both the creativity and the ingenuity of their creators.

Google Doodles started quite some time ago – 1998 in fact!  A read of the Google Doodle ‘about’ page gives an account of how and why they were developed.  Today there are more than 1000 Google Doodles worldwide.

In case you miss them on a day-to-day basis, it’s possible to look back at all of the Google Doodles that have been created – country by country or year by year.  One of my most favourite was that commemorating Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday.  Incorporating music and movement with the visual image was a great way to pay homage to both Mercury and the awesome music of Queen.

Freddie Mercury Google Doodle

Not content with just creating the doodles though, Google, some years ago, extended an invitation to school students to Doodle 4 Google.  With enticing prizes on offer, K-12 students are invited to explore their artistic talent in this annual competition.

And if you think opportunities are there for just American students, think again.   The Australian Google team is encouraging Aussie kids to get involved too!   Details of the 2013 Australian Google 4 Doodle will be posted on June 6 this year.  A few years ago, it was with much pleasure that one of the students in my school was shortlisted in the middle secondary year category.   Watching kids across our school ‘vote’ for their favourite Doodle was inspiring!

You gotta be in it to win it!!

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