If you’ve used Google, you’ve seen them. There have been hundreds of them created over the years and placed on the Google search page to honour various events and personalities. Most recently to this posting, we’ve enjoyed a number of them to celebrate the 2012 Olympics.
Google’s own definition is:
“Doodles are the fun, surprising and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists.”
Read more here.
Admit it… You’ve played them, listened to them, were inspired by them, laughed at them, …
Google’s Olympic Closing Ceremony Doodle
The goal, though, was to enhance the learning experience much as the Google Doodle enhances the search experience.
So I wonder…for those who write online curriculum and/or blended learning resources. Could we do the same thing with a result of more engagement in the content at hand? Certainly blogs have the ability to throw a widget or two in the sidebar. Could we not leverage the power of this to make the learning experience more powerful? What about student writing online? Could they be encouraged to write more, inquire more, publish more, think more by adding their own?
- Who’s behind Google’s doodles? (bbc.co.uk)
- Must Play Google Doodles: Hurdles, Slalom Canoe, Basketball, Soccer (valuewalk.com)
- Replay Google’s interactive Olympic doodles (ibnlive.in.com)
- Google Olympics Doodles Imaginative, Interactive (pcworld.com)
- Google hits the ravine with today’s 2012 Olympics Google Doodle (games.com)
- Google’s Last Doodle for the 2012 London Olympics (news.softpedia.com)
- Google Olympic Doodles: The Inside Story (mashable.com)
- Google makes nice save with soccer-themed Olympics Google Doodle (games.com)