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Technology Applications: General Concepts 1

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. A type of printer that forms letters on the page by shooting tiny electrically charged droplets of ink.

2. Either software or devices with software that help carry out complex numeric calculations involved in higher-level math problems (e.g. - Maple)

3. Professional organization for music educators

4. Text used to name parts of an electronic spreadsheet.

5. An animation key frame is a single still image defined throughout an animated sequence that occurs at a pivotal point in that sequence.

6. The use of audio teleconferencing accompanied by the transmission of still pictures and graphics via slow-scan video - fax - or an electronic graphics tablet.

7. Good lighting consists of three elements: key light - fill light - and back light. The key light is usually located about 45 to the right or left of the camera - while the fill light is commonly located 30 to 45 from the camera - opposite the ke

8. Designates a type of learning of English that occurs after a student achieves some level of proficiency in another - native language; more commonly-used term is now English Language Learning or ELL

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

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

11. 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

12. The amount of working memory that is available to a learner to process new information and that is taken up at a given time by a learning task

13. Circular reference of electronic spreadsheet formula happens when you enter a formula that includes functions referring back to the cell in which the formula is contained. When this happens - users receive an error message referring to circular refer

14. Category of visuals that are generally exhibited on display boards - (e.g. - multipurpose boards - bulletin boards) and are not projected.

15. A compression standard that produces compressed - high-quality audio files. To create an MP3 file - you need a program that copies a song from a CD or download from the Internet to your hard drive - and an encoder to convert the file to the MP3 forma

16. Storage inside the computer. The CPU in a personal computer retrieves and deposits information in the computer's internal memory. Also called main memory.

17. An internal state that leads people to choose to work toward certain goals and experiences. Defines what people will do rather than what they can do.

18. 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.

19. Can be defined as a pleasing arrangement of parts - whether it be music - poetry - or color. In visual experiences - harmony is something that is pleasing to the eye. It engages the viewer and creates an inner sense of order. There are three formulas

20. A highlighted position indicator used on the computer screen.

21. A type of problem solving that requires students to actively participate in real or hypothetical problem situations that reflect the types of experiences actually encountered in the discipline under study

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

23. In contrast to lossless compression - lossy compression refers to a technique of shrinking file sizes by giving away some precision of detail. JPEG images are an example of a file that is compressed this way. By reducing the quality of a picture when

24. The application of knowledge to solve problems or complete tasks that are realistic and meaningful.

25. An associational information-processing system in the text domain. In a hypertext system - text information is stored in nodes - and nodes are interconnected to other nodes of related information; in 1960 - Ted Nelson coined the term to describe a da

26. Receiving information over a network from another computer; to bring information (e.g. - text files -images) to a computer from the Internet or other network or from a computer to a disc

27. The process of translating information into some meaningful form that can be remembered.

28. An instructional method that involves small heterogeneous groups of students working toward a common academic goal or task. Its use promotes positive interdependence - individual accountability - collaborative/social skills - and group processing ski

29. Also known as a web browser - software designed to allow a computer user to go to Internet websites that are connected to each other via the World Wide Web (WWW)

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

31. Term coined in 1984 by the president of the Aldus Corporation to refer to the activity of using software to produce documents that gives users a high degree of control over the composition and layout of material on a printed page - including both tex

32. A type of learning that refers to the ability to perform complex physical actions in a smooth - coordinated manner.

33. 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.

34. Media formats that allow or require some level of physical activity from the user - which in some way alters the sequence of presentation.

35. Sometimes called paint or raster graphics - in which each pixel directly corresponds to a spot on the display screen. When scaled to larger sizes - this type of graphic looks jagged or aliased; Developed originally for use on Disk Operating System (D

36. A procedure of instruction selected to help learners achieve objectives or understand the content or message of instruction (e.g. - presentation - simulation - drill and practice - cooperative learning).

37. Fundamental to most operating systems is the concept of files and directories (or folders). A file system in most operating resembles an inverted tree with the roots at the top and branches at the bottom. This tree structure uses directories or folde

38. First released in 2002 - a scripting language that must be installed on a server to be used in web development; a scripting language that generates HTML source code to create dynamic web pages

39. 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

40. A form of education in which some means - electronic or otherwise - is used to connect people with instructors and/or resources that can help them acquire knowledge and skills; structured learning that takes place without the physical presence of the

41. A single networked delivery system that combines sophisticated computer-assisted instruction (CAI) with computer-managed instruction (CMI). Intellectual skills A type of learning that refers to a variety of thinking skills - including concept learnin

42. Proposed by learning theorist Albert Bandura as learning that occurs through actions - rather than by observation

43. A condition that arises when an individual is unable to fulfill a role due to an impairment or disability

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

45. A dynamic instructional method in which individuals talk together - share information - and work cooperatively toward a solution or consensus. This method encourages classroom rapport and actively involves students in learning.

46. Acronym for 'frequently asked questions.' Used on the Internet to disseminate basic information and to reduce repetitive queries.

47. A compact disc format for storing motion video and computer data. Sometimes called digital video disc or digital versatile disc; a standard single-layer - single-sided DVD can store 4.7GB of data. These high-capacity optical discs can store large fil

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

49. Devices that assist with analyzing and monitoring physical fitness levels by monitoring and reporting blood pressure

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