Google Search Story **

” Hello, my name is Greg. I am forty three years old. Single. Maybe not the most attractive, but I love to have a good time. I have a stable career as an engineer. I really want kids of my own. I’m just looking for that special women to spend the rest of life with. I will treat her like the queen she is and give her a comfortable life. Please don’t pass this profile up, I’m not very good a talking myself up. Just met me in person… you’ll see… I’m a catch… promise”

This is my good search story about a forty-three year old man named Greg. You can tell by this dating profile that he is lacking self-confidence. He google searches self-help books. Then, he gets the confidence to sign up for a dating website. He finally gets a response and he is looking for good icebreakers for his first date. He looks up direction to the the meeting spot.  Things go great! One month later, he wants to give this women something fantastic for the chance she took on him. He google search “one month anniversary ideas” . He decides this women is more than just a girlfriends and he isn’t getting any younger. He looks up engagement rings. After they get married, Greg is excited to hear his wife is pregnant. But what he forty-five , only-child, what does he know about baby’s let alone pregnancy…… thank goodness for google!

Making a google search story is so easy… just follow the sets here, and you are done.

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The other day I found the Harry Potter Original Sorting Hat! I suppose Wizarding World forgot to spell protect this item from muggles. Now, for the first time every muggles get a sneak peak in the Magic Amazon. Fans of Harry Potter will be excited to know that the Sorting Hat is real and, therefore, so is the Wizarding World! Not only will it sort you into your house  by reading your heart, it can conjure the Gyrffindor sword, and it can sort household items like socks. Mrs. Weasley would love this product, think of all the socks she has to sort through (plus they all look a like).

This was a mentally daunting task. However, the “x-ray goggles” is really easy to use and it ended up being extremely fun.  With x-ray goggles, you simply just click and edit. When you are done, you click “p” . Select the html source code, then in your blog domain home page, click file manager.  Create a new html file, copy over the source code, and you are done. It was fun trying to create something only through alteration.

Google Maps Historical Life- Thomas Edison ***

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This is the life of Thomas Edison from 1847-1931.

A. Born in Milan, Ohio. In 1923, he become the owner of this town because “he was reportedly shocked to find his old home still lit by lamps and candles” (wikipedia).

B. Grew up in Port Huron, Michigan

C. After saving J.U. Mackenzie’s son from a runaway train, Mr. Mackenzie gave Edison a job as a telegrapher in Stratford Ontario.

D. In 1866, he moved to Louisville, Kentucky as an employee of Western Union. He was fired from this job when a lead-acid battery experiment went wrong.

E. He moved to Newark, NJ be near his mentor Franklin Leonard Pope.

F. Menlo Park was home to his firs industrial research lab.

G. After the death of his first wife Mary Stilwell, he moved to West Orange, NJ. Where he settle down with his second wife Mina.

H. He bought a winter house in FOrt Myers , FL called the Seminole Lodge.

I. He died in 1931 in West Orange, NJ.


I never thought of asking someone to use google maps to tell the story of a book or historical figure. I really liked this idea. I plan on using this assignment when I become a teacher (history-secondary). I think it is a great visual learning tool that students will find easy to create. I randomly choose Thomas Edison’s life… lucky for me he moved a fair amount during his life. However, I look at the map, and I can tell you the story of each place just  because I made this map. The stories are more deeply stored iin my memory because I was working on this map while reading the story. I’m a visual learning that this was great! It was like making a story plot map in literature class, but instead it was for history. I can’t express how easy, but useful this assignment was.  In order to put it in my blog, I used the html embedding code (switch my blog to html view) and copy and pasted it into the blog. It was super easy!