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7 Things You Should Know About Google Earth
October 15, 2006

Google Earth is an interactive mapping application that allows users to navigate (or "fly") the entire globe, viewing satellite imagery with overlays of roads, buildings, geographic fea…

7 Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning
February 9, 2011

Applications designed for the iPad offer interactive content that takes advantage of touch-screen navigation. The iPad combines robust computational functionality with a screen large enough to …

7 Things You Should Know About Lulu
January 22, 2008

Lulu is a web-based self-publishing service, providing online access to the tools an individual needs to design, publish, and print original material, including books, brochures, reports, calend…

7 Things You Should Know About Mapping Mashups
July 15, 2006

Mapping mashups use online mapping services, such as those offered by Google or Yahoo, to display customized, clickable markers showing points of interest and related information. In the classroo…

7 Things You Should Know About Open Educational Resources
May 27, 2010

Open educational resources (OER) are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. The term can include textbooks, course readings, and other …

7 Things You Should Know About Open Journaling
February 15, 2007

Open journaling tools manage the process of publishing peer-reviewed journals online. They enable users to publish academic journals more easily and much less expensively than traditional methods…

7 Things You Should Know About Open Textbook Publishing
March 8, 2011

The open educational resources model, including textbooks, has emerged as a response to rising text prices, a need for greater access to high-quality learning materials, the proliferation of e-r…

7 Things You Should Know About Personalized Digital Magazines
July 12, 2011

Applications like Flipboard, Zite, RSS5000, and Taptu aggregate content from personal social media networks and other sources, presenting the information in a snappy magazine-style format c…

7 Things You Should Know About QR Codes
February 13, 2009

QR codes are two-dimensional bar codes that can contain any alphanumeric text and that often feature URLs that direct users to sites where they can learn about an object or place (a practice know…

7 Things You Should Know About RSS
April 15, 2007

RSS is a protocol that lets users subscribe to online content using a "reader" or "aggregator." Internet users tend to settle on preferred information sources. RSS allows user…

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