“Learning doesn’t have to be restricted to just the classroom. What happens when we look beyond our environment? This doodle is meant to inspire students who are open to experiences that push the outer edges of creativity.” Melissa Crowton – Google Doodler
Doodle 4 Google is a competition open to K-12 students of U.S. schools to create their own Google doodle. Why is Google doing this competition? Doodles are meant to surprise and delight people when they visit the Google homepage. Who better to surprise and delight than talented and creative young artists! Google would not exist today if it weren’t for creativity, passion, and imagination so we love to celebrate and promote these values in our younger users.
Part One: Imagine
Part Two: Create:
1. Lead a conversation with students centered around this fact: By the year 2050, it is estimated that three-quarters of the planet’s population will be living in cities.
2. Have students explore what future cities might look like. Then discuss what works best about city designs and what important incorporations they would add to future cities. For example, could buildings be 18 miles high? Could there be underwater hotels? What would the inhabitants of those cities be like?
3. Continue the discussion by asking students how they could contribute to building these imagined future cities.
4. Have them write a story or create a skit that reveals their ideas for a perfect city in the year 2050. Encourage them to share these creations with the class.
Steps: 1. Ask students to reflect on the brainstorm activity, and have them translate their unique story/skit into a Google Doodle.
2. To get the creativity flowing, show these videos to the students:
Part One: Imagine: goo.gl/pdRW22 Part Two: Create: goo.gl/XnJ4uo
3. Now it’s time to doodle! Pass out the submission forms in this packet and have students create their doodles. We recommend giving students at lest 30 minutes to complete their creations. Download additional entry forms at google.com/doodle4google.
4. Encourage students to select any medium that inspires their inner artist. They can use anything, like paint, clay, or even food to create a doodle that represents what they see for the future. 5. Ms. Elias will collect the completed doodles and submit them