3.3 Adding a ROLE widget to iGoogle
This section will introduce the simple steps required to personalise your own digital learning environment by describing how you can add a ROLE widget to your own Google homepage.
What is iGoogle?
This is what Google says itself:
iGoogle lets you create a personalized homepage that contains a Google search box at the top, and your choice of any number of gadgets below. Gadgets come in lots of different forms and provide access to activities and information from all across the web, without ever having to leave your iGoogle page. Here are some things you can do with gadgets:
- View your latest Gmail messages
- Read headlines from Google News and other top news sources
- Check out weather forecasts, stock quotes, and movie showtimes
- Store bookmarks for quick access to your favorite sites from any computer
- Design your own gadget.
By completing the following activity you are going to learn how to add the ROLE FM widget to your own Google homepage. In other words you are going to personalise your learning environment.
To achieve this you are also going to access your own homepage directly by using: www.google.com/ig