The Google Doodle on August 4th was
was an interactive animation celebrating
John Venn’s famous Venn Diagrams.
I look forward to using this Google Doodle in class.
Always on the lookout for teaching resources,
I took a look at other Google Doodles to see
if there were others with a potential for learning.
These are what I found:
featuring his beautiful compostition
‘Clair De Lune’.
2. Earth Day includes a sight seeing check list.
This Google Doodle would be useful for
encouraging observation skills.
e.g. Can your students spot
the six animals that feature?
In what order do the seasons occur?
In what order does the weather come?
3. Art Clokey’s 90th birthday This animation also
has potential for developing observation skills.
How many balls of plasticene are there?
What colour are they?
What happens when you click on the wooden block?
You could try these questions as Gaeilge freisin.
4. The Google Doodle for the
tells the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.
Once again there is potential for telling
the story as Gaeilge.
There are other interactive Google Doodles here.
Children enjoy animations and this year
I hope to teach them how to do make simple
animations using Scratch.
So seeing these clever animations should be motivating.
I look forward to other great interactive
Google Doodles coming our way.
UPDATE: On 9th November 2014, the Google Doodle
incorporated a video about the Berlin Wall, pieces
of which are to be found as monuments in many major
cities of the world. This Google Doodle was on the
occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the taking down
of the Berlin Wall.