I introduced my students to Google Search Stories the other day as one extension activity for their persuasive essay/multimedia project. Many of them were intrigued by the short digital storytelling tool, and we had a discussion about why Google would provide such a tool: search queries equals profits for Google, and there was an appetite for people creating their own search stories after a famous Superbowl ad ran a few years ago. I want them to understand both sides of the equation around “free” technology.
A few of them are using the search story idea within a larger media project (such as a Glog or video project) but we are collecting and hosting them at our classroom YouTube site. Here is a playlist of the search stories, so far.
Peace (in the sharing),