Today, I am appreciating the benefits of having a Google account. As well as it being useful to sign up for online services in the future, I have enjoyed using my Gmail account to e-mail friends. According to my IT savy friend, Henry, gmail accounts are superior to Hotmail accounts in relation to being hacked.
Into my Google Account Calender, I have added a date in the next few weeks in which to attend a Positive Psychology session.
In my Google Docs, I have found an old roster from a previous library (workplace). I have also seen a document / flyer to promote ALIA Schools’ upcoming seminar – Reading in a Changing World.
In my Google Plus account, I have seen that it is similar in nature to my Facebook account. I have just realised that my old friend has included some photos from her new workplace. It’s lovely to see her colourful desk :-).
I can see that I can access “Google Play” from my computer in addition to my HTC phone. Great! I look forward to downloading more apps for books and movies onto my computer.
Finally, I’m excited about seeing a YouTube account in my Google Plus account. Saved in my YouTube account are many videos from a recent teacher / IT conference.
I am thrilled at the prospect of using my Google account so lots of fun things in the future :-).
I am also pleasantly surprised at the large number of participants in our PLN. I like how Google Maps has been used to show the geographic location of all PLN participants. I will think about a task I can design for students to use Google Maps in this way.