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Technology Applications: General Concepts 1

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. Hardware such as a keyboard - mouse - or joystick through which the user sends instructions to the computer.

2. The specific items used in a lesson and delivered through various media formats - such as video - audio - print - and so on.

3. An activity in which students with disabilities participate in one or more selected classes in general education

4. A type of information that includes facts - concepts - principles - and the relationships among them.

5. 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

6. Software tools that create documents and web pages with 'fillable' forms

7. Liquid crystal display screen - commonly used in computers and also in conjunction with display panels and projectors as large-group display devices.

8. A combination input and output device that allows a computer to communicate with another computer over telephone or cable TV lines; (short for modulator-demodulator) converts digital computer information into sound (and vice versa) for transmission o

9. A computer system that stores and manipulates a database of information about geographic locations; users see data pertaining to a geographic location overlaid on a map of the area

10. A type of instructional software tool consisting of hardware devices (probes) and software (probeware) to allow scientific data to be gathered and processed by a computer

11. Guidelines limiting the rights of copyright holders and allowing portions of copyrighted materials to be used for educational purposes; guidelines for portion - time - amount - and distribution of copyrighted materials for educational purposes.

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

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

14. A high-level programming language originally designed as an artificial intelligence (AI) language but later popularized by Seymour Papert (based on the learning theories of Jean Piaget) as an environment to allow children to learn problem-solving beh

15. An event - object - or circumstance that comes after a behavior and is attributable to the behavior.

16. 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

17. A graphical means of illustrating the logical flow of a computer program.

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

19. 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

20. Multiuser dungeon (or dimension or domain); a location on the Internet where several users at a time can interact with each other's avatars (graphic representations of each other); also known as a MUD Object Oriented or MOO

21. The preliminary or main web page of a particular website.

22. An instructional arrangement whereby students with disabilities receive instruction and services in a general education setting with regular education peers.

23. The physical components of the computer system; the mechanical - magnetic - electronic - and electrical components making up a computer system

24. A printer that combines laser and photocopying technology to produce very high-quality output - comparable to that produced in typesetting. Laser printers can produce text as well as high-quality graphics and can achieve print densities of up to 1 -2

25. The central processing unit - or brain - of the computer - which controls the functions of the rest of the system and performs all numeric calculations.

26. Tools offered through a special Google site that provide users access to online programs for word processing - spreadsheets - and presentations; the site offers storage of documents on a Google server and allows for sharing of documents among multipl

27. 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

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

29. A term coined by Lloyd Morrisett - former president of the Markle Foundation - used to describe the gap between those individuals who have access to technology such as computer software - the Internet - and so on and those who do not.

30. One of the devices (e.g. - a data glove) that allow users to experience a full immersion virtual reality system by providing tactile or touch input

31. A single block in a spreadsheet grid - formed by the intersection of a row and a column that may contain numerical values - words - or character data - and formulas or calculation commands.

32. Inhibited functioning created by excessive demands being placed on memory and/or other cognitive processes.

33. Short for malicious software - any software specifically designed to damage - destroy - disrupt operations - or spy on the operation of computers

34. In cognitive load theory - cognitive processes that are required for making sense of material a person is trying to learn can overwhelm learner's cognitive capacity unless strategies are in place to handle it by learning theorist Robert Gagn as bein

35. The incorrect or less appropriate alternative answers for a given multiple-choice question. Also called foils.

36. Small - stand-alone - portable personal computer system

37. The term authoring suggests writing. Authoring programs are designed to help teachers and students produce courseware and programs. These authoring programs help the user develop computer programs in computer languages that can be otherwise quite dif

38. Ways of storing digitized images for use in webpages and multimedia products - e.g. - GIF - JPEG

39. An outline - preview - or other such pre-instructional cue used to promote retention of content to be learned.

40. 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 (

41. Small - multi-purpose devices such as cellphones - e-books - and 'smart' pens that make it easy to view - communicate - and share information - regardless of location

42. Use of the computer to orchestrate text - images - audio - and video to support a storytelling narrative with multimedia.

43. 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.

44. Video games that provide physical activity or exercise through interactive play

45. A type of learning that refers to feelings - beliefs - and values that lead individuals to make consistent choices when given the opportunity.

46. A response made by an individual.

47. 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.

48. An online system of web course design and delivery tools; Desire-to-Learn and BlackBoard are examples

49. A computer dedicated to managing a computer network and providing resources to other computers on the network (the clients). The file server is usually faster and has larger storage capabilities than the client machines.

50. A worldwide radio-navigation system made possible by a bank of orbiting satellites and their ground stations to pinpoint exact geographic locations on earth; a device that cross-references a GPS signal with mapping software and shows the location to