Wow, I've only known Google as a search engine and never even paid attention to anything else it offers. I have tried Google Maps before but I usually use Mapquest to get directions. So it was a fun experience exploring all the different Google Tools available for free.
I created a Google Calendar and customized my own iGoogle page. I really liked the To Do list and I added it to my iGoogle page, but I have no idea how to put a copy of it in my blog. I tried right clicking, copy and pasting but I couldn't figure it out. I can see how some people would really enjoy the different games it offers although I'm not a game player (no time, maybe when I retire!) I added Simply Recipes to my iGoogle page because I love to cook and am always looking for new recipes.
I saw a few gadgets that could help in teaching. One of our units in Kindergarten is "Nighttime". It would be fun to track the Current Moon Phase during and after the unit. I also liked My Stock Portfolio. Economics teachers could use this application and have their students create their own stock portfolio and track its progress over a period of time. There is so much more to explore in Google! I wish I had more time.