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  • 1.
  • 2. What are some daily online practices that need managing?
    Emails scattered and un-manageable?
    Try using Gmail to organise them: forward other emails into the one
    Frequently visited sites (bookmarked) not always there when you move to another computer?
    Try using iGoogle to aggregate and list them in your PLN home page
    Need to share your calendar with students and clients outside the Holmesglen network?
    Try using a shared Google calendar
    Tired of ‘version control’ for collaborative documents?
    Try sharing them with Google docs
  • 3. Google Power
    Use the following tools for managing your daily online practices
  • 4. Google Tools we'll explore today
    Gmail
    Your flexible mail
    iGoogle
    Your PLN organiser
    Google Calendar
    Your shared scheduler
    Google Docs
    Your shared library
  • 5. What you’ll need to do first!
    Create an iGoogle account for yourself
    Open the Mozilla Firefox browser
    Go to the iGooglepage www.google.com/ig
    Create an account
    Note: if you already have a Google account you can login from here
    First create your Gmail account
    Next create your iGoogle page
  • 6. Gmail –your flexible mail
    All other Google tools
    Labels
    Tasks
    Who’s online
  • 7. iGoogle – your flexible organiser
    Your bookmarks
    Your choice of themes
    Your choice of gadgets
    Your Gmail notifications
  • 8. Google Calendar –your shared scheduler
    Setup multiple calendars
    Share your work calendar with other teachers or learners
    Share others’ calendars
    Enable SMS or email reminders
  • 9. Google Docs – your shared library
    Make it public
    Collaborate on content
    Work in document simultaneously
  • 10. Other Google Tools to explore
    Google Sites
    An easy way to deliver content, activities and links to learners outside the Holmesglen network system
    Google Reader
    An easy way to aggregate your RSS feeds and subscriptions
    Google Groups
    An easy was to setup a collaborative network
    ENJOY YOUR GOOGLE POWER!