Google Search for Hope

Can you imagine telling an inspirational story in 35 seconds or less? That is exactly what Sierra has accomplished with her very own Google Search Story. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again…my seventh graders are unbelievably amazing!!

Beautiful story, Sierra!!


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22 responses to “Google Search for Hope

  1. That was incredible and worthy of the Super Bowl. I added it to my “favorites” and was moved by your sensitivity. Congratulations…

  2. Love it! I have never heard of a Google Search Story, but I’m pretty sure yours is an excellent example of the type of story you can tell. It was very poetic.
    I help teachers in my school find ways to use technology to help kids to learn. I hope you don’t mind, but I would love to share your story as an example.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. That is just wonderful! Tell Sierra that she really rocks.

  4. Mrs. Krutilla

    That was beautifully simple-

  5. Beautiful job. I wish this wasn’t blocked by our filter- so moving.

  6. Sierra, I enjoyed that so much I played it several times! Well done!

  7. Wow! I’m really impressed! Is it OK if I share this in my presentations to teachers? I’ll give you full credit, of course.

  8. Well done. I love the way that your images flow together at a good pace and the audio matches the message nicely.

    You have inspired me to have a go myself.

    Allanah K

    Moturoa Class

    Appleby School


  9. Sierra, this is SO cool!

    I’ll bet lots of teachers and kids and parents will be sharing this with people they care about…

    You might be interested in the work of Jen Lemen at

    Also, could you maybe do a blog post that talks about how you did this? (e.g. what tools did you use for the screen capture, etc. etc.)

    Because I bet a lot of people are going to want to follow in your footsteps.

  10. This left me ‘hope’ful. Very well done!
    Here is a video that to me is about hope: Enjoy!

  11. Glen Westbroek

    Fun video – I really like how you left the ending open.

  12. Manzi in Mass

    Great job Sierra. You got talent kid!!

  13. I particularly like the open-ended question at the end. Beautifully done, Sierra!

  14. Di Di Ross

    Excellent work, Sierra! I am very impressed with your thoughtfulness in this project!

  15. Thank you for your video. You did a great job! Your video was an excellent start to my day. Well done!

  16. Carlan Gallello

    Fabulous job! Very inspirational. Would love to know what you used for screen capture! This would make a great class project. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Your Google Search Story gives me hope, thank you.

  18. Sierra Stratton

    Thank you all of you for the great compliments!

    • McTeach

      Sierra…I’m so proud of you! Your story is beautiful!! And look at all of these responses…you got more comments than I’ve ever gotten!!

  19. cmay

    That’s cool! Well done!

  20. These Google search stories are just lovely! I am just wondering how you did them…photos – flip video – camstudio – photostory-Windows movie maker – upload to You Tube? Well done

  21. Sierra Stratton

    Well to make them you go to and you click create new. From there it is very simple!

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