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Hi, I'm Olga.
I'm a proud latina Googler
and I work in our computer science education department.
In this activity you will program and design a Google logo.
Google often creates special logos
called Google Doodles to celebrate holidays
and important people, places, and events.
There's a core team that creates Google Doodles.
This team is a combination of artists
and programmers called Doodlers.
In this activity you will be the artist and programmer
for your own special logo.
You might celebrate a real or
imagined holiday like ice cream day.
Or, honor the life of a famous person.
You could even highlight your favorite hobbies
and interests, like a sport or activity.
As you create you will learn about computer science concepts
Doodlers use every day like events, sequencing, and loops.
You'll design and animate your logo
using the Scratch website.
After watching this video select and open
the starter project linked on this page.
This will open Scratch in a new tab.
Scratch uses code blocks to give characters called sprites
instructions like when a key is pressed, change colors.
This project has six sprites you can program.
Each sprite has multiple costumes
you can choose from to start your logo.
After opening your project return to this tab
to choose a video that interests you.
Each video will show you a different way
to design or program your logo.
For example, you could use the say something video
to create a logo about your favorite planet,
favorite song, favorite animal, whatever you want.
Watch as many videos as you like.
While you work you may want to pause a video
to complete a step in your project.
Or, rearrange your windows to show Scratch
and a video at the same time.
Also, please keep some ground rules in mind.
While it is okay to use the Google logo for your project
it isn't okay to use it anyplace else
or outside this activity.
Please stay positive, friendly, and supportive
towards others in the Scratch community.
Keep Scratch a place where people of different backgrounds
and interests feel welcome to hang out and create together.
If you're new to programming don't worry.
There's no right or wrong way to create your logo.
Tinker, experiment, and keep trying
until you're proud of your logo.
Now it's your turn.
Select and open the starter project.
Return to this tab and select a video below.
Watch the video and complete the steps in your project.
Then watch more videos to customize your logo.