Thing 12 is probably one of my most favorite technological topics.....GOOGLE!
Google used to be just a search engine, not anymore! I have an android smart phone
that is powered by Google. The first step in entering the Google world is to
set up a Gmail account. I have a Gmail account because of my phone. Go to
Gmail.com and set up a Google email account. After you have done that you can
set up an IGoogle homepage on your computer, customized to your design of
background and content within news feed. Google offers a variety of features.
There is the Google calender, Blogger, Shopper, Translate, Reader, and so much
more. Google makes it easy to set up your own blog, remind you of events, shop
online (safely) and save all your pictures in one place. The best part is if
you get stuck somewhere in the process of accessing any of these great tools,
you can Google how to do what it is your trying to do. Google teaches me
something every day. If I don’t know something, I Google it and most of the time
I find what I am looking for. Google could be a very powerful tool for a
teacher because you can access so many webpages, calibrate your calendars (classroom
and personal), set up a classroom blog, and safely back up your pictures so
they don’t get lost. Google is a great resource and I am so excited to see what
new features it acquires.