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7 Things You Should Know About Google Apps
March 19, 2008

Google Apps is a collection of web-based programs and file storage that run in a web browser. The applications include communication tools (Gmail, Google Talk, and Google Calendar), productivity …

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 Google Jockeying
May 15, 2006

A Google jockey is a participant in a presentation or class who surfs the Internet for terms, ideas, Web sites, or resources mentioned by the presenter or related to the topic. The jockey's …

7 Things You Should Know About Google Wave
October 29, 2009

Google Wave is a web-based application that represents a rethinking of electronic communication. Users create online spaces called “waves,” which include multiple discrete messages an…

7 Things You Should Know About Grid Computing
January 15, 2006

Grid computing uses middleware to coordinate disparate IT resources across a network, allowing them to function as a virtual whole. The goal of a computing grid, like that of the electrical grid,…

7 Things You Should Know About Group Texting
December 12, 2012

Group texting is an easy means of sending one brief missive to many people by means of cell phone text messaging . Instructors create a group, or “cell,” for each class or learning tea…

7 Things You Should Know About Haptics
September 19, 2007

Haptics technologies provide force feedback to users about the physical properties and movements of virtual objects represented by a computer. Human-computer interaction is largely visual -- word…

7 Things You Should Know About Infographic Creation Tools
February 11, 2013

A new breed of tools is emerging that allow faster and easier creation of infographics , enabling users without deep skills in graphic design or the software that supports it. These …

7 Things You Should Know About Instant Messaging
November 15, 2005

Instant messaging (IM) is a form of online communication that allows real-time interaction through computers or mobile devices. Although typed text remains the primary convention for IM, the tech…

7 Things You Should Know About Intelligent Tutoring Systems
July 9, 2013

An intelligent tutoring system is computer software designed to simulate a human tutor’s behavior and guidance. Because these systems are able to interpret complex student responses and…

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