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February 17, 2016

Google Alerts – what they are, why you might want one

One resource your students may not be aware of to help them stay on top of current scientific events… Google Alerts

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December 17, 2013

Scientists are…

Google search “scientists are…” and get upset. Scientists need a better rep. http://t.co/A0wawJbeVT via @Slate — NRDC Science (@NRDCscience) December 6, 2013 On December 4, Phil Plait, the author of Slate Magazine’s Bad Astronomy blog, published a post that really sent some seismic waves through the science world.  Someone alerted him that if you type “scientists are” in a Google search box, Google with automatically suggest the following words to …

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June 29, 2013

Google Street View Trekker in Hawaii

I am extremely excited about this news. Hawaii is a significant geologic location, and one that I know I’ll never get my students to. Fortunately, Google is taking my students for me! Who knew that by strapping a camera-equipped backpack…

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June 19, 2013

Google Maps Geologic Wonders

One of the biggest challenges any geology faculty member faces is trying to get students in the field. Getting out of the classroom and face-to-face with a rock outcrop or coastal zone is the best way to get students immersed…

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March 14, 2011

Japan Earthquake – March 11, 2011

It’s amazing how technology can bring us the news, the images, and the video from a devastating natural disaster. The magnitude 8.9 earthquake near the east coast of Honshu, Japan, is no different. I first learned about the earthquake through…

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January 4, 2011

Google Fusion Tables

Google Fusion Tables is completely new to me, yet seems to have alot of power and alot of potential. With geolocated data, a user can upload the information (as a KML or Excel file, for example) and generate maps that…

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