Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Doodle for Google ~ Great Creative & Artistic Opportunity for All Ages!

Have you heard of Doodle for Google?

Maybe no, maybe so. Maybe you know someone who won or maybe you are a previous winner! 
Doodle for Google logo

It's a contest with great prizes!

Doodle for Google is an annual contest, celebrating it's 10th anniversary, for students in grades K-12 to enter a Google doodle for a chance to have it go 'live' on Google as well as win a variety of other great prizes.  

There are grade level categories with state/territory winners, national finalists and 1 national 'winner.'  All the winning finalists will get some great Googly swag and have their Doodle Entry featured in the gallery. The 5 national finalists (1 from each grade group) also earn a $5000 college scholarship & a trip to Googleplex in Mountain View (I've been there and it is AMAZING!). The national grande prize winner will be awarded a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology award to his/her school of choice (incentive for you to encourage your budding artists ;)

Share through Libraries, Extended Learning Programs, Classrooms

Please, please encourage your creative, artistic students who may scribble and sketch as their hobby and possess great talent! Send a note, email, add to your site or blog!   There are teacher guides for each grade category with lesson plans and a downloadable/printable poster.  

This year's theme 'What Inspires' Me will be judged based on artistic skill, creativity and theme communication.  

The deadline is March 2, 2018.   T
here's still time! 

My favorite Doodle taken during a visit to Google NYC in 2013.  

Friday, February 9, 2018

Great Google PD in the USA this Spring/Summer!

Lot's of great opportunities to learn about leveraging Google Tools in your classroom and office this year, even become a Google Certified Educator!

In May, come along to the AppsEvents NH Upper Valley Summit featuring Google for Education in May to learn about the latest updates. Book before March 4th to take advantage of the Super Early Bird promo pricing! Be quick and book now - the discount is only valid for the first 50 tickets sold!

Not sure whether it’s for you? Here are some feedback from our event in Albany, GA last month:

Otherwise, check out all of our upcoming events happenng all across the US below. Keep an eye on our website for more events to be released.

May 4th 2018
Google Educator Level 1 Bootcamp

May 5th 2018
1-Day Google Summit

June 6th - 7th 2018
Google Educator Level 1 Bootcamp

June 11th - 12th 2018
2-Day Google Summit

June 26th 2018
Google Educator Level 1 Bootcamp
June 27th - 28th 2018
2-Day Google Summit

July 17th 2018
Google Educator Level 1 & Level 2 Bootcamps
July 18th - 19th 2018
2-Day Google Summit

September 28th - 29th 2018
2-Day Google Summit
Are you a budding trainer? If so, we are also accepting summit session proposals. It’s a really great way to raise your profile and practice presenting in front of people outside your school. What’s more, if your sessions are chosen, you’ll get free entry to the summit!

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our USA Director, Allison Mollica, by emailing