The using of igoogle homepage for educational purposes Suhendri 2092094 Educ 9701 2011
Workshop Agenda Warming up (5’) Description of iGoogle (5’) Introductory Video (7’) Fun Activity (15’) Learning Issue about iGoogle (10’) Conclusion and discussion (5’)
General purpose for participants To know what iGoogle is To be able to create iGoogle account To customize iGoogle’s gadgets and tabs To apply iGoogle as a homepage for easy and effective surfing, for social interaction and other opportunities in learning/teaching.
iGoogle is a customizable homepage that lets you create a personalized homepage that contains a Google search box at the top, and your choice of any number of gadgets below. is public and allows anyone to develop a gadget for ANY NEED including educational purposes. is always FREE for everyone See my Igooglefor overview…
Fun Activity Create an account on Google homepage Sign in to iGoogle: www.google.com/ig Add my contact to your chat tab firstname.lastname@example.org Have fun to customize and to add and/or delete gadgets Add “Education” Tab and insert “Edublogs” in it. Share your tabs/gadgets with me/others. Try to visit this site: www.google.com/igsocial and add some useful social gadgets fit on you to interact with other gmail users.
Potential Benefits for Student Learning Create more alive learning Provide opportunities for independent student practice (student centered learning) Present new content skills (updated social learning games) Personally meaningful and challenging Opportunities for social interaction Helpful feedback and choices and a sense of control http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7cPSjS0L1A&feature=related
The connection between iGoogleand Learning Theory By looking at Cognitive Theory, iGoogle concerns with how learners receive and manipulate information during learning and the function of iGoogle itself is almost the same with cognitive theory where the information is subsequently processed, organized, stored and retrieved when needed. By looking at Constructivist Theory, iGoogle can build social interactions which are considered critically important in the construction of knowledge.
Curriculum and assessment From South Australian Curriculum, Standards and Accountability Framework (2001), it states that:
A sense of power and potential of literacy, numeracy and information and communication technologies.
Making effective use of language, mathematical and information and communication technology tools.
How if Language Mathematical Information Communication “live” in ONE TOOL
…assessment iGoogle through its social learning games and stored gadgets can be used by teachers to asses students using curriculum-based assessments/formative assessment method. Considerable methods are work samples (games) and rating scale (pay attention to agenda or not), conferences (chat room), observation (update educational gadgets or not), and performance assessments (on line quiz)
Tip To add more gadgets in one gadget: Try to add Google News and modify its setting and contents to meet your needs (Thanks Robin) Useful Videos and Links Full Tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3Tl3Ch51QU Make your own gadgets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5GfQaAtDa4&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=SPF0A089737A30E8B1 Tools in iGoogle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gi5rtvfJBs&feature=relmfu Igoogle for kids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypjzgWbWCnM&feature=relmfu Technology tools in igoogle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_6iuP-uy8I&feature=relmfu
A thought… I imagine that over time users will have their own dashboard iGoogle type and pull or let the relevant content be fired at them and that the sort of static sites we have been used to in the past have a limited past, i.e. agree with above – of course (One day, all this will be blogs at Helpful Technology).
THANK YOU CLASSFOR SHARING AND FOR BEING A SMART TEACHER WHO SELECTS A SMART WEB 2 TOOL