Welcome to iGoogle. Like other Google applications this tool is designed to be user-oriented, easy, and intuitive to use.AND it’s free!
Design:Very easy to useGadgets (or widgets) and themes are easily searched by subjectSimply click to add to page, drag and drop to rearrangeTemplates providedNeed outside software to be ADA compliant for users with sight/hearing limitationsWell organized with searchable content and easy to find instructions and helpAllows user to organize their own page once gadgets are addedMany appealing graphics and themes to choose from and incorporate; easy to change at any timeCan be used with multiple browsers
Support:Online support is offered through help topics, help forum, and access to webmasterThe help topics and FAQ’s are easily searchable. For more specific questions, there’s a basic search and advanced optionBudget:Registration for iGoogle is freeNo ads appear on yourpersonalized iGoogle pageNetwork and Hardware Considerations:Can be hosted on a network with Internet accessThere is no filtering offeredTools needed: computer with Internet access
Curriculum:Because iGoogle is customizable, it can be appropriate for all grade levels, however some inappropriate content may be accessed through gadgets placed on the pageCopyright laws are respected throughout the siteiGoogle can be translated and presented in a wide range of languages through settingsFormerly known as Google Personalized Home Page, iGoogle’s defined purpose is a portal service which allows users to create a custom Google home page that displays the Google search engine and any other gadgets (widgets) the user wants, giving immediate access to important and relevant information and resources
Integration into school library program or classroom instruction:iGoogle is a Custom homepage to bring all Internet related search tools together in one place, to aid students with school work and other researchLibrarians or classroom teachers can create a page with reliable tools that they approve of, making it more efficient for students Students can create their own pages with information and gadgets they find useful for their particular and individual needs
Online Desktop Pt1
Online Desktops<br />Ashley Bainbridge, Deborah Divis, Iris Eichenlaub<br />LIBR 233<br />Prof. Harlan<br />Spring 2010<br />San Jose State University<br />
What’s an Online Desktop?<br />A way to manage and deliver content from the web to your computer.<br />Users select what type of content to include: websites, feeds, social networks, etc. <br />Online desktops can be public (shared) or for personal use.<br />If they build it, they will use it!<br />