--This week's guest post comes from Laura Smith at SSMSES --
Did you ever notice how Google changes their logo for holidays or just for fun? Recently, my 5th grade students, under the direction of Angie Catalone, completed a Google coding activity where they were able to create their own Google logo. We started by watching a video in the classroom to catch their interest and give them a brief summary of what they were going to be doing. We worked in the computer lab by first signing in and registering which went smoothly. The kids then had to watch short video clips of how to change different features of the Google logo. They did this on their own with headphones. They could create backgrounds, use themes, change the letters to swirl or animate, and many other things. The kids had a lot of fun doing this, and I was surprised how quickly they caught on. They were proud of their work. Each student created something very different and unique. It was a fun activity and I liked how they could work at their own pace.
-- Laura Smith
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