Saturday, August 1, 2009
Good Lord, there are a lot of Google gadgets! I didn't even look at all of them. I already have an iGoogle page, andI have added a couple of things to it while working on this course. I wanted to have access to some of the cool sites we are working on, so I added bookmarks so I can access them anywhere, not just on one computer. I also wanted a place to record some of the good ideas I have seen on other people's blogs that I want to try, so I added a To Do list (could have also used one of the sticky note gadgets). Other things I may try include the calendar (so my husband and I can see the family schedule from home and work). All of this stuff is personal, not necessarily school related. I know there are several things I am going to show teachers this year, but our students do not have individual log ins at school, so I don't see them setting up iGoogle pages. I'm also not really clear on the public vs. private parts of iGoogle. Should probably find that out before I put too much on my page. At TLA this year I went to a workshop about using some of these Google gadgets, but hadn't done anything about it until now. I need to pull out those notes and see how everything fits together.