October 18th, 2006 | Published in Google Docs
November elections in the U.S. are right around the corner - November 7 is just a few weeks away. One issue that transcends any particular election and any particular country is global warming - it happens to be an issue that Google cares a lot about. It's also an issue that affects younger generations more gravely than older ones. But what (you're asking) has any of this got to do with Google Docs & Spreadsheets?
It turns out that lots of students use Google Docs & Spreadsheets, and most of them aren't old enough to vote. So we've come up with a project, in partnership with Global SchoolNet, that gives students a voice on the critical issue of global warming. We're inviting teachers and students to brainstorm strategies for fighting global warming, and have their ideas published in a full-page ad in The Washington Post following national elections.
We're hoping that this project (which is running October 17 to November 3) both helps students learn about global warming and gives them a fun brainstorming and idea sharing experience using Google Docs & Spreadsheets. If you are interested in participating, check out the project announcement and details on the Google for Educators web site.