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Technology Applications: General Concepts 1

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. Pre-developed applications created with the Java programming language; make possible web page features such as animations and special effects - graphics and buttons - interactive displays -web data collection forms - and chatrooms

2. A statement that likens something new to something familiar. Analogies are typically used either to make abstract information more concrete or to organize complex information.

3. The process of taking a series of individual pictures -- called frames -- and stringing them together in a timed sequence to give the appearance of continuous motion. Animations are motion files - either in 2-D animation or 3-D animation. On the Web

4. In education - academic dishonesty in which someone uses another's work obtained from the Internet as his/her own - also known as online cheating

5. Graphics generally use RGB (Red - Green - and Blue) or CMYK colors. While graphics on the Web or designed for on-screen display are RGB images - both commercial offset printing and inkjet desktop printing utilize CMYK. Dots of cyan (blue) - magenta (

6. Online environments in which users can interact through their graphic representations (i.e. - avatars)

7. A term used on the Twitter system for a prefix to a message (Tweet)consisting of a pound sign (#)and a topic name (e.g. - #ripstevejobs). Users begin a Tweet with a hash tag to allow others to identify posts and create their own messages on that topi

8. Online sites that allow users to input sentences and paragraphs of text in one language and get a translation into another language

9. Various techniques designed to direct attention to certain aspects of information - including the use of bold - underlined - or italicized print; color - labels - and arrows for pictorial information; and speaking more loudly or more slowly to highli

10. An authoring specification on the Internet for how data will be collected at a website - CGI programs are written in a language such as PERL

11. Software designed to help teach information and/or skills related to a topic; also known as instructional software or courseware - computer-based instruction (CBI) - computer-based learning (CBL) - computer-assisted learning (CAL) - or generic terms

12. An instructional method that involves showing how to do a task as well as describing why - when - and where it is done. Provides a real or lifelike example of the skill or procedure to be learned.

13. Instructional format that combines elements of face-to-face teaching and learning with elements of distance education. Also known as blended learning.

14. A form of evaluation that involves having a knowledgeable person come into the classroom to watch a lesson in process - to comment on how well the materials and activities work - and to make suggestions for improvements.

15. A liquid crystal display device used with a computer or VCR for large-group display.

16. An internal network or a subset of the Internet - usually available only to the members of the organization that set it up; as a provision for security - some technical department set up Intranets which are parts of the Internet used internally withi

17. Compression is the process to reduce file size through 'zipping' or 'archiving'. The compressed or zipped file can be from a large file or can contain several files that have been squeezed into a single file. After compression - the extraction proces

18. An instructional software function that presents items for students to work on (usually one at a time) and gives feedback on correctness; a series of practice exercises designed to increase fluency in a new skill or to refresh an existing one. Use of

19. A set of instructions that tells the computer how to do something.

20. Learning is a persisting change in human performance or performance potential [brought] about as a result of the learner's interaction with the environment. To change (or have the capacity to change) one's level of ability or knowledge.

21. A graphical representation of interrelated concepts that students can use as a learning aid or that teachers can use as an aid in content organization; tools designed to help people think through and explore ideas or topics by developing these visual

22. An instructional plan for an individual student (usually one with special needs) that describes the student's current level of proficiency and also establishes short- and long-term goals for future focus. An IEP is typically developed through a confe

23. In a full immersion virtual reality (VR) system - a headset that provides the sensory channel through which the wearer 'sees' a computer-generated environment

24. Feedback that tells students specifically what they can do to correct their performance.

25. Also known as a hot link or hot spot. On the Internet - a piece of text or an image that has been programmed into a web page to send the browser to another Internet location; in a multimedia product - a piece of text or an image that has been program

26. In Adobe Flash - an advanced authoring environment for creating content for the web - a mobile - or virtually any digitalplatform

27. Originally - the ability to use computer devices and software to locate and use information; now refers to skills in using the information that technological devices carry - in addition to skills in using the devices themselves

28. A set of guidelines used to reliably appraise or judge products or performances.

29. Multimedia that allows user interactions so that the user can determine the direction of the program or presentation.

30. A collection of information systematized by computer software to allow storage and easy retrieval through keyword searching; the program designed to accomplish these tasks

31. Combines detailed information about a subject area and common student mistakes with a model of student performance to diagnose a given student's level of understanding. Also provides instruction designed to meet that student's individual needs. Somet

32. The purpose of interlacing is to have a partial image initially appear on screen rather than having to wait for the entire image to download. The main advantage of interlacing is that end users know what type of graphic image they are about to view a

33. A rule of thumb or flexible guideline that can be adapted to fit each instructional situation.

34. Calculator with probes or sensors connected to it to allow gathering of numerical data

35. A computer input device that permits the development of graphic images by translating drawing on the tablet into onscreen images.

36. High definition DVD format

37. One of the first browser programs designed to allow Internet resources to be displayed graphically rather than just in text

38. An individual's preferred ways for processing and organizing information and for responding to environmental stimuli.

39. Computer actions or programs - such as hypermedia software - that respond to events in the environment; for example - a mouse action event that occurs when the user clicks on a button.

40. The primary authoring language used to develop webpages; Its codes are document formatting codes that tell Web browsers how to display the page on the screen. Its files contain the text to be displayed on the Web page embedded in its unique 'tag' lan

41. Computer software that continuously analyzes a student's test responses and presents more or less difficult questions based on the student's performance

42. One of several digital formats for video that are able to be used with video editing software

43. The process of restoring balance between present understanding and new experiences. According to Piaget - learning depends on this process so it is important for teachers to confront students with new experiences or data to advance their cognitive de

44. Comprehension exercises with certain words removed to require students to fill in the blanks

45. Pages or items listed as results of an Internet or database search

46. A filter of an electronic database program allows application of a set of selection criteria or sorting instructions to the records in a table. When a database is closed - the selection criteria and/or sorting instructions will be wiped out. In contr

47. An abnormality or loss of function in a physical - anatomical - or psychological structure; may be congenital (present at birth) or acquired through accident or disease

48. An image format that allows transfer of artwork between any software packages that use PostScript printing files; a vector graphics file format.

49. A measure of the difference between what learners know before and after instruction; for example - Posttest - Pretest = Achievement.

50. A type of instructional activity designed to determine how well students have mastered lesson objectives.