Personal Learning Environments - How to Google one

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Personal Learning Environments - How to Google one

  1. 1. Personal Learning Environments Why do we need them? How can learners use them?
  2. 2. My PLE Wikispace
  3. 3. My PLE protopage
  4. 4. My personalised Google page
  5. 5. Considering a PLE <ul><li>Why do I need a PLE? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its Purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>What content do I want to include? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do I want to view my PLE? </li></ul><ul><li>Where will I publish? </li></ul><ul><li>How will I promote it? </li></ul><ul><li>How could my learners use one? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Building a PLE in Google <ul><li>Step 1: Open your browser and locate Google www.google.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. Getting an account <ul><li>Step 2: Select the Sign In icon </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: Create a Google account </li></ul>
  8. 8. Accessing your account <ul><li>Step 4: Click the sign in icon once more </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5: enter your email address and password </li></ul>
  9. 9. Personalising your home <ul><li>Step 6: Select the Personalised Home icon </li></ul>
  10. 10. Adding a tab <ul><li>Step 7: Select the Add a tab icon </li></ul><ul><li>Step 8: key in a title and click ok </li></ul><ul><li>Note: If you leave the tick in place Google will use a typical template for the tab </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sample template tab
  12. 12. Moving widgets around <ul><li>Select the widget by its title </li></ul><ul><li>Drag to a new position in your page </li></ul>
  13. 13. Editing your bookmarks <ul><li>Select Edit </li></ul><ul><li>Add a link to the Community Engagement wikispace </li></ul><ul><li>Save </li></ul>
  14. 14. Expanding a widget <ul><li>Select the + symbol to expand </li></ul><ul><li>Select the – symbol to contract </li></ul>
  15. 15. Adding widgets Add more widgets to a tab by clicking on Add stuff
  16. 16. Adding stuff Add a widget by clicking on the Add it now icon
  17. 17. Check out the new widget
  18. 18. Make your Google PLE your home page

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