Thursday, February 5, 2009

Doodle 4 Google... a great way to combine tech with the arts

Google, who continues to provide incredible programs to help with Technology in Education, just announced its second annual Doodle for Google contest.

Over the years, Google has attracted much attention by changing its logo to match certain occassions... they call these Google Doodles and now your school can participate in the fun.

From their site:
Today, we're announcing our second annual Doodle 4 Google contest in the U.S. Google doodles are the special "dressed-up" logos we run on our homepage for holidays and other events, and Doodle 4 Google is an opportunity for one child to have his/her artwork displayed on our homepage as a doodle for hundreds of millions of people to see. This year's theme is "What I Wish for the World," as we really want to tap into not only children's creativity but also what they want their future to look like.

We're very excited this year to be partnering with the Smithsonian's, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Since Cooper-Hewitt is focused on design and education and fostering the brightest design minds of tomorrow, they were a natural partner for Doodle 4 Google. Their partnership also means that this year's prizes not only include having your artwork on the Google homepage for a day, a college scholarship, and a technology grant for your school, but also having your work (and that of all 40 finalists) exhibited at a Smithsonian museum!
For more information about the contest, visit the Google blog by Clicking Here