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Monthly Archives: September 2009

7 Things You Should Know About… Mapping Mashups

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 classroom, they can place lessons in a rich geographical context and increase interactivity.

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7 Things You Should Know About… Geolocation

Geolocation, also called geotagging, is the practice of associating a digital resource with a physical location. A photographer, for example, might include the longitude and latitude coordinates for where a picture was taken, allowing others to pinpoint that location on a map.






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7 Things You Should Know About… Location-Aware Applications

Location-aware applications deliver online content to users based on their physical location. Various technologies employ GPS, cell phone infrastructure, or wireless access points to identify where electronic devices such as mobile phones or laptops are, and users can choose to share that information with location-aware applications.






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MyGrizzlyDen.MissouriState.edu Here!

Missouri State University-West Plains is now hosting its own portal. May 21st students began registering for classes via the MyGrizzlyDen portal. MyGrizzlyDen is also the entrance for students to access their email, grades and eventually Blackboard. As of the Fall

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7 Things You Should Know About… Microblogging

Microblogging is the practice of posting small pieces of digital content—which could be text, pictures, links, short videos, or other media—on the Internet. Microblogging offers a portable communication mode that feels organic and spontaneous to many and has captured the public imagination.






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