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iGoogle, do you?

iGoogle (formerly Google Personalized Homepage and Google IG), a service of Google, is a customizable start page similar to My Yahoo! and Windows Live Personalized Experience. You can login from or using your Google account. Its features include the capability to add web feeds and Google Gadgets.

I started using iGoogle about a year ago but only changed my theme to make it pretty. Recently I started to add web feeds from various blogs to keep updated on different technology. I added Larry Ferlazzo's blog which is for teaching ESL, ELL students but it provides great Web sites and technology for classroom integration. He has a best Web sites of the year post that is great for finding a variety of learning tools. I also added Mashable and various
gadgets for news feeds, photos of around the world (places I hope to see one day), and weather. It's a nice way for me to get a snapshot of what's happening without going out to search for information. Gmail is my primary personal e-mail account so it's easy enough for me to view my iGoogle page but if you don't use a gmail account, it may not be as useful to have to login to the site to see the information. Anyhow check it out and let me know what you think :)


Clinton said…
Mahalo for sharing Christy! What a convenient way to see all your information at once. It's almost a necessity these days if you are going to monitor many blogs, news feeds, etc. I can see a portal system like this being useful with our students/participants. They could get all their important customized information without every needing to login to the LMS. Mahalo.
Komarey said…
Thanks Christy for sharing. I use gmail for managing my personal emails and google calendar too. I've started applying this application by customizing my page and have subscribed to the same blog. I look forward to getting some information from others institutions that are online as well. Like Clinton said, it would be a great way for all of our students to get all their information all at once. That way we can ensure they have a working google account too.
Anonymous said…
Hey Christy,
Yes, thanks for sharing. I have to say that I haven't had the time to play around with the gadgets yet but, it does sound useful. I did check out the "best of blog" that was suggested, so many resources! I can see this information being useful for our CBOCE/OITI teachers. I will definitely be returning to play somemore, soon. :)

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