Learning Log- iGoogle

I have never heard of iGoogle before and I have to say that I love it! I am very glad that we are learning how to utilize it during this module. I am the type of person that needs to stay organized and this newly set up home page really allows me to stay up to date with all of my important social networking pages, as well as access other trending information easily.

iGoogle is an organizational Web 2.0 tool that can be set as your homepage. Users can then create their iGoogle page to match their own individual needs. You can add many different gadgets to you page, as well as pick from various themes. Gadgets are the boxes that appear on your homepage. The gadgets that I have chosen link me to certain websites. Above is a screenshot of my iGoogle homepage.  Each user can pick their own gadgets and these gadgets can be arranged in any order that would suit them.

I think that as a teacher I could use iGoogle as an organizational tool for my blog, email, teachertube or youtube, united streaming videos, or any other website or social networking sites that I may need throughout the day. I can also keep track of documents that I create in Google Docs and keep track of what’s trending in education quickly by looking at my Twitter. Instead of having to type in the different address, I could have one specialized location for all things that I use throughout the day and it would save me a lot of time. I look forward to learning more about this organizational tool and plan to utilize it in my every day teaching.


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