Today on Google's home page in the US is a Doodle, a special Google logo, for teacher appreciation week. Teacher Appreciation Week is a national holiday celebrated in United States which takes place in the first full week of May, which in this case is Monday May 6, 2019 through Friday, May 10, 2019.Google's Doodle looks very education and school like with pencils, glue, sorts, rulers, books, glasses, music, science, and much more.Google wrote "Throughout the week, Google is celebrating the classroom heroes supporting their students every day. Today’s Doodle was created in partnership with the 57 2019 US State Teachers of the Year who visited Google in January for their first group meeting and explores the theme “A day in the life of a teacher.”" Thanks to all our teachers!Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Google Teacher Appreciation Week Doodle
We’ve all been through it: inheriting a PPC account that someone else has managed. And we’ve all had that “WTF” moment after looking under the hood, when we’re baffled by how the account even survived to this point. But you never truly know what drove the previous PPC manager to do what they did — were they being downright dirty, were they just inexperienced, or were they overwhelmed with so many other tasks that they got sloppy? It could be any one of those circumstances. And hey, it’s a small world, so the last thing you want to do when inheriting a PPC account is bash the previous agency or professional to your new client or boss. It certainly does take some restraint as you’re pulling apart the logic of an account that doesn’t seem to make any sense. My agency recently inherited an account with some major blunders, and it’s been haunting me as I try to figure out why they made the choices they did. I wanted to share with … [Read more...] about Downright Dirty, Inexperienced Or Overwhelmed?
It’s almost unanimous: 94 percent of U.S. teachers say their students equate “research” with using Google or other search engines — more so than Wikipedia and other online encyclopedias. But teachers are less sure that their students are effective searchers, and they’re more skeptical than most adults about the accuracy and trustworthiness of information that’s found via search engines. The data comes from a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project in conjunction with the College Board and the National Writing Project. Nearly 2,500 middle and high school teachers — the majority of whom teach Advanced Placement courses — took the online survey this spring. As a group, the teachers say that online search is a mixed bag with both pros and cons for the classroom and their students. Search In The Classroom There’s no question that search is impacting the classroom. A whopping 94 percent of … [Read more...] about 94 Percent Of Teachers Say Students Equate “Research” With Using Google
A small business can have millions of dollars in revenue and dozens of employees … or it can be a one-man-band, turning passion into a living. This month’s small business marketing success story is about the latter. Meet John W. Tuggle, a guitarist living in Athens, Georgia. John has been playing guitar for 17 years, and giving private lessons for 14 years. Like many music instructors, John put his knowledge into a “how to” book and built a web site to sell it. That was about two years ago. After 18 months of struggles (he thinks he sold five books), John was ready to give up teaching; he was going to play gigs and be a studio engineer. Enter Web 2.0. John was already internet savvy, but after listening to some internet marketing podcasts, he realized there might be an audience for his book and guitar lessons. But he had to do what very few music instructors do: market beyond his local area. He went online to search for a professional web developer and found … [Read more...] about A Small Business Marketing Success Story: John Tuggle, Guitar Teacher
On Google's home page in the United States is a special Google logo to thank all the teachers out there. It is a Google Doodle for Teachers' Day. Google wrote:Happy Teachers Day! On this day we take a moment to appreciate those who dedicate their lives to encouraging our intellectual development, be it through mathematics, ecology, astronomy, chemistry, biology, or any other subject we may explore. Teachers nurture our intelligence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. They help shape us and guide our development.Thank you to all the teachers, and may you be showered with the respect and admiration you deserve!Here is the animated version showing The Doodle shows a teacher teaching students about mathematics, ecology, astronomy, chemistry, biology and other topics.Some folks are seeing the Ferdinand Monoyer doodle today as well, it might be an Internet Explorer bug some say.Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help. … [Read more...] about Google Teachers’ Day Logo