A MULTITASKING octopus is the focus of a Google Doodle celebrating the achievements of teachers across the globe.
Let’s take a look at the colourful octopus and why October 5 is a special day for those who teach us.
What is the Google Doodle celebrating?
Google is celebrating World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2019.
The day was first held on October 5, 1994, to commemorate the ILO/Unesco recommendation concerning teachers’ status.
This was pivotal in terms of teachers’ right, setting standards for their initial preparation as well as further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.
This year, World Teachers’ Day will celebrate teachers with the theme: “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.”
According to Unescom, the day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, to take stock of achievements, and to address some of the issues central for attracting and keeping the brightest minds and young talents in the profession.
What does the Google Doodle show?
The brightly coloured Doodle shows a smiling red octopus teaching a class of eager fish.
It uses its various legs to take in assignments, as well as wipe the board and pass the chalk to a yellow pupil.
The animated graphic also features Google’s letters, written next to the board in its primary colours.
What is a Google Doodle?
In 1998, the search engine founders Larry and Sergey drew a stick figure behind the second ‘o’ of Google as a message to that they were out of office at the Burning Man festival and with that, Google Doodles were born.
The company decided that they should decorate the logo to mark cultural moments and it soon became clear that users really enjoyed the change to the Google homepage.
Now, there is a full team of doodlers, illustrators, graphic designers, animators and classically trained artists who help create what you see on those days.
Google kicked off 2019 with an animated Doodle of New Year’s Eve celebrations.
And on February 5, 2019, the Chinese New Year was celebrated with a hand animation transforming into a pig.
LATEST GOOGLE DOODLES
St Patrick’s Day on March 17 was remembered with a Celtic Google Doodle.
And on March 21, Google Doodle used AI for the first time in a tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach.
The Doodle allowed users to create their own tune.
And Google also celebrated the Women’s World Cup with Doodles for each participating team.