jueves, 20 de noviembre de 2014

Albany Doodle 30th anniversary


Even if you can't draw, do a little doodle or rip an illustration from a magazine-these visuals will help you bring your idea to life.

 

"Doodles are fun, suprising and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists.


How did the idea of doodles originate?

In 1998, before the company was even incorporated, the cocnept of the doodle was born when Google founders Larry and Sergey played with the corporate logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert. They placed a stick figure drawing behind the 2nd "o" in the word, Google, and the revised logo was intended as a comical message to Google users that the founders were "out of office". While the first doodle was relatively simple, the idea of decorating the company logo to celebrate notable events was born (...)

In the beginning, the doodles mostly celebrated familiar holidays; nowadays they higlight a wide array of events and anniversaries." (Google site; doodles)





Doodle googles can be used in class for prediction or description games. Google has got a big archive and you can search by theme as well:https://www.google.com/doodles/?hl=en 

Taking into account Albany's 30th Anniversary, I asked my Basic 6 students to create a doodle of Albany logo. First we had a look at some doodles made by the google team, we played some predictions games and afterwards they used their imagination and here are the results:



 Each student had to identify the objects on the logo and explain what it meant.

 

We revised school objects, flags and famous sights.

 

Some students created a story on a typical day in their lives including coming to our English class.


Learn and have fun!


 Hope you liked it! Go ahead and doodle something today!

Alexandra