Wednesday, January 28, 2009
After learning about all the amazing features Google as to offer in last Wednesday's ecmp355 class, (that many of us probably didn't know existed), one of our tasks was to create our own iGoogle page and customize it with widgets of our preference. On my page I added a bunch of widgets, mostly ones to simplify my usual web browsing. My iGoogle widgets include email accounts, delicious tags, clock/calendar/scheduler, daily horoscope, daily jokes, google reader, google docs, news updates, weather forcast, as well as facebook. I'm sure I will continue to add more to the list as I can see how easy and accesible iGoogle makes browsing my favorite sites or checking out something like current events or the weekend weather forcast. Its so much handier than opening screen after screen and switching through browsers :)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Well I've never taken an online class before, so this is all very new to me. Also I'm somewhat of a beginner when it comes to technology, my internet experience is generally limited to the google search engine, email accounts, and of course facebook. Although this class completely takes me out of my comfort zone and the idea of putting myself out into the online world is slightly nerve-racking, I'm sure this class is going to help build valuable skills that I can incorporate into my future classrooms. I'm both nervous and excited for what the rest of the semester has instore, but I'm sure this will be a great experience overall.