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Technology Applications: General Concepts 1

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. A student-centered and teacher-guided instructional approach that engages students in investigating real world questions that they choose within a broad thematic framework. This instruction complements traditional instruction by providing a vehicle f






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






3. Advanced calculators that can graph equations - as well as perform calculation functions involved in higher-level math and science problems; allows users to enter equations and shows graphs that result from those equations






4. 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






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






6. Software available in both CD and the Web formats. Electronic encyclopedia - including not only pictures - but sound and video as well. They also have powerful key word searching capabilities. In addition to electronic encyclopedias - research journa






7. Motivation in which the act itself is the reward.






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






9. The use of the computer in the management of instruction - including applications such as student record keeping - performance assessment - and monitoring students' progress.






10. Refers to the attitudes - values - customs - and behavior patterns that characterize a social group.






11. A technique that reduces the amount of a graphic that shows or prints.






12. Adaptive technologies are designed specifically for persons with disabilities. These are devices that extend the abilities of an individual with special needs in ways that provide physical access (i.e. - wheelchairs - braces) and sensory access (i.e.






13. The belief system that holds that humans construct all knowledge in their minds by participating in certain experiences; knowledge is the result of constructing both mechanisms for learning and one's own unique version of the knowledge - colored by b






14. Software tools used to enhance and format photos that are then imported into desktop publishing systems or webpage products






15. The interest - or value - that instructional materials or activities have for the learner.






16. The process of translating principles of learning and instruction into plans for instructional materials and activities.






17. 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






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






19. A form of assessment that indicates whether or not students have learned what they must know before progressing to the next portion of the instruction.






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






21. 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






22. For learners of English and foreign languages - activities in which they use computers in language testing - teaching - and learning in and out of class






23. Applying scientific knowledge about human learning to the practical tasks of teaching and learning; the subset of educational technology that deals directly with teaching and learning applications (as opposed to educational administrative application






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






25. A form of evaluation that involves watching students as they work through some part(s) of the lesson.






26. The second phase of the Plan - Implement - Evaluate model. Focus is on the use of instructional materials and activities designed to help students achieve the outcomes specified in the instructional plan.






27. A shortcut to encoding a series of actions in a computer program. Provides the means to perform a number of separate steps through a single command.






28. Literally 'multiple media' or 'a combination of media -' a software product or system that incorporates sequential or simultaneous use of a variety of media formats in a single presentation or program. Today - this term conveys the notion of a system






29. 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






30. The process of determining which digital tools and which methods for implementing them are the most appropriate responses to given educational needs and problems






31. Information provided to students regarding how well they are doing during practice.






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






33. A graphic representation of a real person in cyberspace; a three dimensional image that a person can choose to represent himself or herself in a virtual reality environment






34. According to information-processing learning theorists - one of the three kinds of memory or 'stores' the brain uses to process information - much like a computer; LTM can hold information indefinitely after it is linked to prior knowledge already in






35. A distance education technology that uses a speakerphone to extend a basic telephone call and permits instruction and interaction between individuals or groups at two or more locations.






36. 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






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






38. New term for information technology or educational technology; refers to all technologies used in education and training - as well as strategies for using them; originally in more common use outside the U.S. - but becoming more popular worldwide due






39. 'Lossless' compression such as the GIF format is generally safer for recompression since it utilizes 'lossless' compression. Meaning when the GIF image is compressed - no information is lost from its contents. On the other hand - formats that utilize






40. The use of the computer in the delivery of instruction.






41. Coined by a Boeing researcher in 1990 - it refers to a computer-generated environment in which a real-life scene is overlaid with information that enhances our understanding and uses of it






42. 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.






43. 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






44. A small pictorial or graphical representation of a computer hardware function or component - or a computer software program - commonly associated with a graphical user interface.






45. Use of online systems to access personal data in order to accomplish identity theft and do other malicious acts






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






47. 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






48. Computer programs used to develop multimedia or Web applications; programs used to create documents utilizing point and click features but require some knowledge of the program; authoring programs such as Adobe Flash can be used to create multimedia






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






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