I am so happy to have discovered iGoogle. With all of the social network and blog sites to maintain I was feeling very overwhelmed with how to organize and access my information. Thanks Google! I was able to pick which gadgets I needed and could personalize the page to suit my needs. I love having my Twitter and Google Reader accounts fed to me right from one spot. I find something to read and learn something professionally every day. Having Google Docs at my finger tips makes it easy to access my files and collaborate accordingly. I look forward to find many more gadgets that will help keep me organize. In reflection , I don’t think without iGoogle that I would keep up with the blogs and twitter feed.
The page that I am sharing is my Library Media Page. I like that I can also plan to create a personal page that links me to my facebook, pintrest, and game accounts. ( I might even add a cute little virtual puppy!)
I was originally worried about being selected to participate in a pilot program for Google Apps for Education. My biggest worry was that it was just one more thing to check and do. After using iGoogle I see that if used correctly and intentionally it can save teachers a lot of time and help them become more efficient users of technology. I am hoping that the pilot program will have a similar interface that will allow teachers access all of the county and professional resources, email, and documents that support instruction.