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ICTuesday - PD session for staff about creating an iGoogle search page

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  • 1. ICTuesday
    Creating an iGoogle account
    Lynn Swannell – 27/06/10
  • 2. iGoogle is a personalised search page with ‘gadgets’ for work, home and play
    Access your Gmail, Google Reader and RSS feeds, twitter, news feeds, horoscope, quote of the day, recipes, calendar, etc.
    Choose a theme for your page(s) or create your own
  • 3. Go to www.google.com
    Sign in to create your iGoogle page
  • 4. Sign in
  • 5. Use a Gmail account for access via any computer
    Other email accounts only allow access on the computer you are using
    Untick the box if you DO NOT want Google to be your default homepage
    Accept to create an account
  • 6. Enter Gmail or other email and password
    Untick box
    Accept
  • 7. Follow the ‘setup wizard’ to create your iGoogle page
    Select from the listed ‘interests’ and ‘themes’
    Then ‘See your page’
  • 8. Interests
    Themes
    See your page
  • 9. Personalise your page
    Choose from a range of themes from the gallery or use the search box
    Selections include ‘Theme of the day’, flowers, sports, pop stars, colours, shapes, animation, and much, much, more
  • 10. Change Theme and Add Stuff
    Themes
  • 11. ‘Add stuff’ and gadgets
    Choose from the categories on the left of screen or use the search box
    Add Google Reader, Gmail, daily horocopes, satellite tracking tools, jokes, quotes, games, notepads, calendar, clock, etc.
    ‘Add RSS feeds’ by typing in the URL or website
  • 12. Gadgets
    Add RSS Feeds
  • 13. ‘Add a tab’ to create separate pages for work, home and play
    Personalise each page
    Add gadgets and RSS feeds for each page
  • 14. Click here to ‘add a tab’
    New page/tab name
  • 15. Delete gadgets by clicking on ‘drop arrow’
    Move gadgets by clicking on title bars
    Check your iGoogle account and change settings
    Make each page different
  • 16. Pages
    Settings and iGoogle account information
    Delete gadgets
    Click on title bar to move
  • 17. Happy searching with your new iGoogle page