The code for this map came from simply using maps.google.com and following the "link to this page" option. Once you do that you can customize and embedded map. Google gives you a box with the HTML code to paste in and you get the map below.
"From search games to
presentations on how to use Docs & Spreadsheets with your students,
here you can find real-world examples of innovative ways that teachers
and librarians are using Google tools to help students learn. In coming
months, we'll be posting many more of these examples, so be sure to
check this page frequently. And please visit the Google for Educators Discussion Group to share your own examples."
So when did google become a verb? I googled the phrase "google became a verb" and learned that it happened on July 8th, 2006. On that day "google" was added as a verb in the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
google One entry found for google. Main Entry: goo·gle Pronunciation: 'gü-g&l Function: transitive verb Inflected Form(s): goo·gled; goo·gling /-g(&-) li[ng]/ Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Google, trademark for a search engine : to use the Google search engine to obtain information about (as a person) on the World Wide Web
I remember using google as a verb before then but it's good to know that the folks at Merriam-Webster google too.
I've heard it said that the Internet isolates people. That's not true. It brings people together, often people who would never find each other otherwise. This week New Orleans was flooded by hurricane Katrina. Thousands of people are now homeless and in need of a place to go, any place. On Craigslist.com, folks from all over the country are posting invitations to unknown people in need, "Come stay with us." http://neworleans.craigslist.org/hhh/
Here's one example from Pennsylvania:
5br - GREAT FAMILY HOME FOR KATRINA REFUGEES
5 Bedroom home on 6 acres available immediately; ideal for large families...house is available for as long as you need it...transportation from southern airports available; contact post for more info
I just got back from a week of camping at my favorite spot, Sand Island, a public marine park next to St. Helens, Ore. Sand Island sits right in the middle of the Columbia River. There is usually a cool NW breeze that comes right up the river from Astoria on the Pacific Ocean. We’ve been camping there for the last 20 years.
We camp with other families and friends and there is often a large group there. During the week we have the island to ourselves. I’m still amazed that such a nice place is not more popular. We swim in the Columbia river, play with the boats, throw sticks for the dogs, read, read, and read. There also seems to be an endless game of hearts going. I almost shot the moon two nights ago.