Part of the Google Cultural Institute is the Art Project, a collaboration between Google and some of the world’s leading art galleries and museums. Together they have enabled online access to thousands of artworks from over 6000 artists. Using high resolution photography they have captured artworks in extraordinary detail, it is possible to get a better view online than it is in real life – check out this video for a small sample:
You can browse by the artist’s name, the artwork, the type of art, the museum, the country, the city and the collection. If you are logged in with a Google account you can save various artworks into your own collections for future reference.
It is also possible to take “Street View” type tours of over 300 rooms in various museums.
Google Art Project is an extraordinary resource that has potential for use by students and teachers not just in art, but in humanities, English, technology too. Of course, it’s also a great site purely for the enjoyment of all art lovers.
How Much Does Google Really Know About You?
Google is a technology giant that provides a huge variety of services, many of which are free. Gmail, Google Drive and Google Hangouts can be used without paying a dime. Instead, pay by providing information about yourself, which Google can use for advertising. Though it started in search, the lion’s share of the company’s profits come from ads.
You’ve likely noticed this already. Search for a new car and suddenly, as if by magic, ads from local car dealers begin to appear. But how much does Google really know about you, and should you be concerned? The answer may surprise you.
The Kid Should See This | Cool videos for curious minds of all ages.
“There’s just so much science, nature, music, art, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them…
But we don’t underestimate kids around here.
Smart, conversation-starting, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos that you can watch together, curated by Rion Nakaya with help from her 3 & 6 year olds.”
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Google Tips is a really useful site where you can go to get tips about all kinds of things you can do with Google.
Login with your google account (your KDS email address) and browse the cards. Flip to learn more, often there is a video tutorial.
From customising how your email page looks to collaborating on a presentation there’s a whole world of things you can do just waiting to be discovered.
Check it out and if you find a good tip share what you’ve learned in the comments.