Today we started out by putting our name into a google search. Now that my married name is a common last name, there were a ton of results found from this search, though I did not find myself on there. A few years ago, my first graduate professor had us do this activity but in a slightly different way. On the first day of classes, she put all of our names in a hat and we drew out a name. Not knowing anyone in the class, we then were asked to google the name that we got and create a brief biography of them. Lastly, we presented what we had found on the person we drew, and we were provided with many laughs as the person later told us what pieces of information (if any at all) were actually about them. It really was a fun ice breaker and showed us just how much stuff might be on the internet about "us", though I would not suggest it for elementary or secondary school since who knows what might be found!
On an unrelated topic, I loved the rapid fire piece on Inspiration, as it would be a great way to chart brainstorming in class.