It is the attack of information. It can be big and scary. I find the following commercial just too funny not to share. When working with students this could be how they feel when they are looking for relevant information on a project. Personally, some days I feel like this since my PLN is expanding. Even though this commercial is for Bing, I am using iGoogle as part of the PLN Challenge #6: iGoogle –A PLE hub for your PLN wheel.
I set up my iGoogle, I am still working out all of the different buttons. I did find that I could upload my own photo into iGoogle and turn it into a theme. If anybody wants to use it, it’s called My Flower Collection. These three paintings are in a series of 4. I am currently working on the last one.
I like the idea of having a spot where everything is. That way I am not jumping or typing in the web address every day to see what is going on. It’s nice an organized. I just wish my comics could be directly put onto the page. May be in a few months, they will be allowed to be directly sent to iGoogle. I find that having twitter available on the page is wonderful. I created a tab just for Twitter.
Now, I just need to get into the habit of checking my iGoogle reader. Students could use this like their own personal newspaper/magazine. They could find articles that are relevant to what they like and subscribe to those articles creating a higher interest in reading.
Have a great day!