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Hear educators' stories this Teacher Appreciation Week

Editor’s note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week,  2020 National Teacher of the Year Tabatha Rosproy is sharing her story, as well as some of the ways Google is supporting teachers this year.  Every year, Teacher Appreciation Week falls near the end of the school year, which is an emotional time for many teachers. Saying goodbye to our students is always tough, and after a year of educating during a pandemic, those emotions are more prominent than ever.As National Teacher of the Year, I’ve h...
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Inner strength and inspiration: Dav Pilkey shares his story

Growing up, Dav Pilkey struggled with feeling like he didn’t fit in. “When I was in second grade, I was diagnosed with dyslexia and what is now widely known as ADHD. Because of my behavioral challenges, I was often sent out in the school hallway and separated from my friends and classmates,” Dav, who’s one of the 2021 Doodle for Google guest judges, says. “I often felt alone and like a misfit.” Fortunately, Dav’s parents encouraged him to read anything and everything — and to draw and create his...
Tags: Google, Education, Doodles, Dav Pilkey, Dav, Doodle for Google, Jane Woodall, Cat Kid Comic Club, Congress Dav Pilkey At Home


Celebrating Fredy Hirsch’s queer legacy of bravery

The day I first learned about Fredy Hirsch was a normal workday in 2017. I’d just gotten off the bus and was walking to my home in south Tel Aviv. I’d recently been spending my commutes listening to the six-hour testimony of Dina Gottliebová Babbitt, an artist and Holocaust survivor, on the USC Shoah Foundation’s YouTube channel. I was absorbed in the story of her heroic and traumatic experiences as a young woman in the Theresienstadt ghetto and Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then she started talking about...
Tags: Google, Germany, Tel Aviv, Doodles, Auschwitz, Auschwitz Birkenau, Czechoslovakia, Theresienstadt, Hirsch, Germany Israel, Fredy, USC Shoah Foundation, Google in Europe, Google in the Middle East, Fredy Hirsch, Eliran Levy


Doodle for Google is back for its 13th year

2020 was a challenging year for many of us. As a mother of three young children, it was filled with important conversations and loads of feelings as we took on distance learning, quarantining and even  changes like wearing masks. No one knew how to parent through a pandemic (that wasn’t in the handbook) but my family's chats kept coming back to the concept of being strong – for ourselves and for others. While nothing could have prepared us for the highs and lows of last year, we somehow managed ...
Tags: Google, Education, Doodles, Chicago, Kansas, Library Of Congress, Peter, Scholastic, U S Virgin Islands, Dav Pilkey, Dav, Peter Cottontale, Guam Puerto Rico, Jane Woodall, Tabatha Rosproy, Cat Kid Comic Club


Steve Wozniak's Apple II Sketches Go for $630,272 at Auction

How much would the first schematics of the printing press be worth today? What would you pay to own the original designs for the telephone? For some people, Steve Wozniak’s simple sketches for the Apple II hold a similar sort of historical significance as those hypothetical artifacts of tech history. And we now know…Read more...
Tags: Notes, Science, Doodles, Auction, Sketches, Steve Wozniak, RR Auction, Apple Artifacts


Mo Willems Will Doodle for Democracy Tonight

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that when things get tough, it’s important to seek out any and all forms of distraction. Luckily, children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems has walked with us on this stress journey before, reminding us that when things get bad, one can always pick up a marker and start…Read more...
Tags: Doodles, Lifehacks, Distractions, Election 2020, Mo Willems, Mo Willems Will Doodle


Meet the 2020 Doodle for Google winner!

This year’s Doodle for Google contest was one for the books. We received tens of thousands of entries from students all over the nation answering our prompt “I show kindness by…” The student entrants this year blew us away with their empathy, artistic talent and eloquence. A few weeks ago we announced our five national finalists, one from each grade group. After careful deliberation from our Google judging panel, today we’re excited to announce the winner of the 2020 Doodle for Google contest is...
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The 2020 Doodle for Google national finalists are here

When we opened the Doodle for Google contest in January of this year, we couldn’t wait to see all of the fantastic doodles that students across the country would submit for our 2020 theme “I Show Kindness By...”. We received tens of thousands of submissions from students in all 50 states, as well as Washington D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Today, it's so important to show kindness and compassion, and this year's contestants shared the multitude of ways they demonstrate emp...
Tags: Google, Education, Washington, Doodles, New Jersey, Guam Puerto Rico, Jane Woodall, U S Virgin Islands Today, MacKenna HughesHonolulu Hawaii Title, Sharon SaraFrisco, Yewon LeeFort Lee, Morrah Burton Edwards, MacKenna Sharon Yewon Gwenith


Doodling for kindness: Check out our 54 contest winners

In January, we kicked off the 12th annual Doodle for Google contest by inviting K-12 students across the country to submit their artistic interpretations of this year’s contest theme “I show kindness by…”. I was particularly excited for this year’s prompt, given how critical kindness is today. To me, showing kindness means doing your best to practice empathy always, and doing the right thing—big or small— to make someone feel seen, heard and valued. This includes being kind to ourselves as well ...
Tags: Google, Education, Doodles, Perla Campos, Doodle for Google


Watch Sarah Alberto draw Covid doodles on her iPad

As a doodler myself, I enjoy watching Sarah Alberto's YouTube videos. In this one, she draws Covid-related art on her iPad with the Procreate app.
Tags: Video, News, Doodles, Sarah Alberto


Grillin’ it: Barbecue trends and family recipes

This Fourth of July, the fairground fireworks and pool parties may be put on hold. But there’s one thing we don’t have to cancel: Firing up the grill and hanging out in the backyard. In fact, “4th of July grilling ideas” spiked more than 400 percent in the U.S. within the past week.While many of us will head to our patios and yards, what we’re cooking up varies across the country. According to Google Trends, North Carolinians are searching for “bbq slaw” recipes. And in Oklahoma, they’re looking...
Tags: Google, Texas, Cook, Colorado, Search, Doodles, Austin, Oklahoma, St Louis, Pat, Mary Ann Esposito, Serrano, Simon Rogers, Tapatio, Korean BBQ, Kosi


A Doodle dedicated to the aloha spirit

When I think of my time living in Hawaiʻi, I simply think of “aloha.” “Aloha” means more than “hello” or “goodbye,” it’s a way of life. To embody the aloha spirit is to embody kindness, humility, harmony, patience and sincerity. And if there were a soundtrack to this idea, it would be the music of Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, whom we’re celebrating in today’s Google Doodle. Of course, Israel was incredibly proud of his Hawaiian roots, which is why it’s perfect that today’s Doodle is also a larger cele...
Tags: Israel, Doodles, Hawaii, Diamond Head, Marlene, Waikiki Shell, Jessica Yu, Pacific Heritage Month Best, Lōkahi Canoe Club, Oʻahu, Jon de Mello


To every teacher, thank you times infinity

Editor’s note: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We’re honored to have 2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson as today’s guest author to share the many ways we’re celebrating and supporting teachers, in classrooms or at home.As National Teacher of the Year, I’ve been afforded opportunities that most teachers don’t get. It’s been exciting and rewarding to advocate for my students—some of the most resilient and courageous people I know—in places like the White House and Halls of Congress...
Tags: Google, Education, Congress, White House, Doodles, Chicago, Google.org, Amanda, Bloom, MASLOW, DonorsChoose, Rodney Robinson, Amanda Calzada, Edu OnAir, National PTA CCSSO


Two weeks of Doodles to thank essential workers

Essential workers keeping our world safe and running during this global pandemic deserve a standing ovation. To show our appreciation, we created a two week Google Doodle series to honor and recognize all who have stepped up in unprecedented ways— including putting their own lives at risk—to provide services that keep our society moving forward.Google Doodles usually take months (sometimes years!) of planning and development. This one came together in a matter of days. Though in the past we’ve m...
Tags: Doodles, Google Doodles, Jessica Yu, COVID-19 response, Thank you Public Health Workers Public, Emergency Services Workers Emergency, Custodial Workers Custodial, Farmers Farm, Public Transportation Workers Public, Food Service Workers Food


Support for public health workers fighting COVID-19

This week, we're beginning a series of Doodles to recognize the many people responding to COVID-19—from doctors and nurses caring for people on the front lines, to teachers and food service workers ensuring essential goods and services are still available. Coinciding with the start of National Public Health Week in the U.S., our first Doodle in the series shines a light on the public health workers who are at the forefront of fighting this disease.  Public health is what we do together as a soci...
Tags: Health, Doodles, World Bank, Md, World Health Organization WHO, Google Cloud, National Public Health Week, Karen DeSalvo, COVID, COVID-19 response, M.P.H, WHO Centers for Disease and Prevention CDC, Public Dataset Program Just


(Her)story in the making: our International Women's Day Doodle

Coming from a family of strong women, I grew up taking independence for granted. My grandmother always emphasized the power we had as women to take care of ourselves, pursue our dreams, and thrive. All three of her daughters went on to earn university degrees in subjects they were passionate about and then to work and become financially independent. One of them even chose not to get married, an act of defiance in 1950s Italy. Needless to say, I grew up surrounded by strong women role models. It ...
Tags: Doodles, Italy, Google Doodle, Julie Wilkinson, Joyanne


Meet the Doodle for Google guest judges

The 12th annual Doodle for Google competition is underway, and we’re asking students across the country to unleash their creativity and show us their interpretation of this year’s theme, “I show kindness by…”.  Submissions are due by March 13.This year we’re excited to announce our panel of stellar guest judges who will help us choose the contest finalists and winners. They have each made showing kindness a guiding principle in their lives. Teacher of the year Rodney Robinson, works to create a ...
Tags: Google, Education, Doodles, Unicef, Rodney, Lilly, Lilly Singh, Mountainview, New York Times Bestseller, Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, Rodney Robinson, Jane Woodall, Virgie Binford Education Center, Mari Andrew Mari, Mari Andrew Lilly Singh, Ryan Pfluger Jpeg


17 Drawings That Prove That Love Is Everywhere And In Everything

Happy Every After According to an artist Lim Heng Swee: “What is Love? Love is made up of little things all around you. Because love is everywhere, all you have to do is open yourself up to it. Try to see, listen and feel things differently, you will find that everything is in love. My name is Lim Heng Swee, I’m an illustrator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here are my 17... Source
Tags: Design, Love, Doodles, Humor, Inspirations, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Lim Heng Swee


Little Doodle, big impact: Honoring the Greensboro sit-in

As a little girl, my biggest wish was for a dollhouse. But as the daughter of a single mom, we just couldn’t afford things like that. Forty-something years later, that wish came true. I bought my first dollhouse. What I didn’t know at the time was that a childhood dream would soon become my passion for telling stories through dioramas.My love for miniatures gained a new meaning upon the devastating incarceration of my son. It was in the midst of that pain and anguish that I came up with the Afri...
Tags: Doodles, Black, Greensboro, Rebecca Veit, Eddie Lewis, Diversity and Inclusion, Karen Collins, United States Civil Rights Movement


Artist Proves There Are No Limits To Creativity By Creating 35 Different Illustrations Using One Base

Here is the original piece Jablow started with to create his art We are all familiar with pin-up pictures, especially with the recent revival of all things vintage and retro. While most of the world associates pin-ups with such ladies like Page and Monroe, it is undeniable that a big part of the pin-up world consists of various suggestive illustrations. So when artist David Jablow was given a... Source
Tags: Design, Creative, Doodles, Inspirations, Monroe, David Jablow, Jablow


Doodle for Google 2020: How do you show kindness?

I’ve had a lifelong love of art and creativity. As the Doodle team lead, it’s an incredible privilege to use that passion professionally to create surprising, magical moments that inspire and connect us all. Today our 12th annual Doodle for Google contest kicks off, and I can’t wait to see the extraordinary artwork students across the nation dream up for the chance to be featured on the Google homepage, and to inspire millions of people with their creativity.We’re excited to announce that this y...
Tags: Google, Education, Doodles, Jessica Yu, Rodney Robinson, Arantza Peña Popo


9-Year-Old Kid Who Kept Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class Gets A Job Decorating A Restaurant With His Drawings

You should always support your kids and their natural talents. And if you nurture them, great things will happen. That’s what 9-year-old Joe Whale’s parents thought when they encouraged their son to keep drawing, even though he got into trouble for doodling during class. More: The Doodle Boy, Instagram, Facebook h/t: boredpanda View this post on Instagram #thedoodleboy # Source
Tags: Design, Doodles, Decoration, Wall, Instagram Facebook, Joe Whale


Signatur Sketchables Leather Watch Set

The Signatur Sketchables watch set comes equipped with a marker for writing and drawing on leather, allowing you to personalize the accompanying blank white strap. Available in a 45mm or 38mm case, the face also looks handwritten with time markers, numbers and Skagen’s type logo all in a doodle-like font. Fun for artists of all skill level, the set also comes with a brown leather …
Tags: Art, Design, Watch, Doodles, Watches, Drawing, Doodling, Custom, Skagen, Signatur Sketchables Leather Watch Set


How a psychiatry pioneer helped me understand my mother

Editor’s note: To help families dealing with addiction, Google has given over $1 million worth of contributions to Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (PDFK) this year and worked with PDFK to show up for people who are seeking support. When someone searches for relevant queries such as "teen drug addiction" on Google or YouTube, they get the number to call an experienced parent coach who works with caregivers to develop individualized plans for helping loved ones with substance use. You can also find...
Tags: Google, Doodles, Jarrett, Kleber, PDFK, Herbert D Kleber


Why you should thank a teacher this week, and always

Editor’s note: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We’re honored to have the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, Rodney Robinson, as today’s guest author (and Doodler), who shares more about his journey and all the ways we’re celebrating teachers this week and beyond.I went into teaching to honor my first teacher: my mother, Sylvia Robinson. Growing up in rural Virginia, she dreamed of becoming  an educator but was denied the chance due to poverty and segregation; instead, she ran an in-home daycare...
Tags: Google, Education, Virginia, New York City, America, Doodles, District Of Columbia, Google.org, Bay Area, Sylvia Robinson, TED Ed, DonorsChoose, Today Google, Diversity and Inclusion, Shanna Peeples, Rodney Robinson


Honoring J.S. Bach with our first AI-powered Doodle

Ever wondered what Johann Sebastian Bach would sound like if he rocked out? You can find out by exploring today’s AI-powered Google Doodle, which honors Bach’s birthday and legacy as one of the greatest composers of all time. A musician and composer during the Baroque period of the 18th century, Bach produced hundreds of compositions including cantatas, concertos, suites and chorales. In today’s Doodle, you can create your own melody, and through the magic of machine learning, the Doodle will ha...
Tags: Google, Doodles, Ai, Google Doodle, Doodle, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach, J S Bach, Google Magenta, Doodle Magenta, Anna Huang, Bach Doodle


A Doodle honoring Steve Irwin: zookeeper, conservationist and father

Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes from Dr. Terri Irwin, wife of the late Steve Irwin, who is honored in today’s Google Doodle. Today’s Google Doodle acknowledges the life and achievements of my husband Steve Irwin, whose efforts to protect wildlife and wild places have been recognised as the most extensive of any conservationist. We are so proud that his legacy lives on, as that was his greatest wish. He once said, “I don’t care if I’m remembered, as long as my message is remembered.” Stev...
Tags: Australia, Doodles, Queensland, Cambodia, Kenya, Google Doodle, Steve, Robert, Sunshine Coast, Victoria Australia, Sumatra, Irwin, Steve Irwin, Terri, Eugene Oregon, North Queensland


The Journey of Us: Celebrating Black History’s movers and changemakers

In 1806, a 9-year-old girl named Isabella was taken from her parents, placed on a slave auction block, and sold along with a flock of sheep for $100. At a time of almost no choices for black women like her, Isabella later chose the name we know her by today: Sojourner Truth. “Sojourn” means to journey; to live somewhere temporarily. As slaves, African-Americans always “lived temporarily,” never knowing when all family ties would be severed on the next auction block.A traveling advocate, separate...
Tags: Google, Florida, US, Doodles, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Parliament, Alan, Isabella, Fisk, Sojourner Truth, Diversity and Inclusion, Black History Month Today, Loveis Wise, Outside Google


Back to the drawing board! Doodle for Google returns.

When I was a kid growing up in Minnesota, I was involved in our unofficial state past time, crafting. From pipe cleaner horses to cotton ball bunnies, if an animal could be made from things on the craft room floor, I made it. After a lifetime of crafting, I made it to Google—and now I lead our Doodle for Google art contest.Today marks the kickoff the 11th year of Doodle for Google where students across the U.S. will compete to take over the Google homepage for a day with their artwork.This year’...
Tags: Google, Minnesota, Jimmy Fallon, Education, Doodles, Kermit, Sarah Gomez Lane, Doodle for Google, Mandy Manning Kermit


Sharing stories of service and sacrifice for Veterans Day

As a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy, I remember spending multiple deployments out at sea, on a ship, sailing off the coast of Central and South America. The days were long, and the nights even longer, as we spent up to nine months away from friends and family. Although the deployments were sometimes dangerous, and we were away from home, we knew that it was part of the greater mission of protecting our country.Millions of Americans throughout history have made a commitment to protect o...
Tags: Google, Navy, Youtube, France, Doodles, Kansas City, Library Of Congress, Arts And Culture, Great Britain, Andy, Coast Guard, U S Navy, Central and South America, Archie, ALICIA, Wemyss