Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thing #7

I LOVE google. What did we ever do without it?

I use google for just about everything. I love sharing calendars. My husband and I update individual calendars but with the share feature are able to see each others plans. The public calendars are great as well. Just a few clicks and I was able to add schedules for the Astros Texans, and all U.S. Holidays.

The iGoogle homepage is great for keeping organized and seeing everything fast. I have gadgets for gmail, movie times, weather, google reader. I love my knitting background too!

The map feature is great for directions, but it does so much more. With just a few steps you can create your own map and save it along with pictures and video. Google Lit Trips gives readers a whole new take on what they are reading. Students could also use this in a geography class, or to show westward expansion on the Oregon Trail.

Using the timeline display and wonder wheel displays are helpful when searching.


  1. Thanks so much for mentioning the timeline and wonder wheel displays! I haven't looked at those yet... it's now on my "to do" list!

    By the way, my daughter in college just started knitting and loves it! I'm more of a cross-stitch person, but I want to knit or crochet afghans someday. Need to search for a "how to" video!

  2. try they have great how-to videos, and TONS of free patterns.

  3. Thanks so much! What a great site. This is *exactly* what I've been needing. I'm going to pass on the link to my daughter, too.

  4. I'm impressed with your knowledge of google. I have an igoogle page that I never go to, and I have used google docs, but not often, and I have used the calendar with my church's social planners, but I have never taken a second look at all that google does these days. Thanks for adding photos of everything so we can visually see what the different tools look like. I enjoyed reading!

  5. Thanks so much for all the insite on this search enginge. I have used this but not to the extent that you have. It is very neat to see all the things that google has to offer.