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Technology Applications: General Concepts 1

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. A common term in science education reform - synonymous with immersing students in authentic learning experiences

2. 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

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

4. 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

5. The smallest amount of information that the CPU can deal with; a single binary digit.

6. Software designed for groups of students or teachers alike. The computer is viewed by a cooperative group of students or can be projected to the entire class to stimulate discussions and debates.

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

8. A camera that stores pictures in computer compatible digital format rather than on film.

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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.

12. According to learning theorist Howard Gardner - nine different and relatively independent types of intelligence that may be fostered by differentiated instruction and assessment

13. A device that assists with analyzing and monitoring physical fitness levels by counting calories

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 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

16. Within a computer - this is an area that stores instructions (programs) and information that can be readily accessed by the processor.

17. 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

18. The application of technological processes and tools which can be used to solve problems of instruction and learning with an emphasis on applying the most current digital and information tools.

19. The setting or physical surroundings in which learning takes place - including the classroom - science or computer laboratory - gymnasium - playground - and so on.

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

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

22. A type of information that describes the potential usefulness of facts - concepts - and principles.

23. 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

24. Antidote utilities to detect - eliminate and protect from viruses - worms and Trojans. It typically contains an engine - a resident virus shield - virus databases or DAT files - a task scheduler - an e-mail scanner - and an update manager. It guards

25. An activity completed during a lesson to help students learn. There are five types of instructional activities: motivation - orientation - information - application - and evaluation activities.

26. The most common input device; resembles the key layout of a typewriter.

27. Software that uses e-mail to deliver topic specific information to a targeted group of respondents.

28. 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

29. Each individual category of information recorded in a database; the smallest unit of information in a database

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

31. 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

32. On the Internet - a way of transferring files from one computer to another using common settings and transmission procedures; also - to transfer files; computer users can use a File Transport Protocol (or FTP) client to transfer files to and from com

33. A type of outsourcing in which many people are asked to give their input online to solve a problem that has proven resistant to efforts of single individuals or organizations

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

35. 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.

36. Music-making equipment controlled by a Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) device

37. Resource for students with hearing impairments in which the teacher wears a wireless microphone and students with auditory processing learning disabilities wear receivers that amplify the teacher's voice and serve to focus attention

38. A built-in feature of word-processing software that automatically detects and corrects misspelled words and incorrect capitalization

39. Occurs when it is necessary to keep a certain position that is not relative to the new cell location. It is possible by inserting a dollar sign - $ - before the column letter or a $ before the row number - or sometimes both to lock the cell location

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. A type of instructional activity designed to help students understand - remember - and apply new information.

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

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

44. A 4.72-inch-diameter disc on which a laser has digitally recorded information such as audio - video - or computer data.

45. Actively collaborating with learners to determine what learning means and how it can be enhanced within each individual learner. An emphasis is placed on drawing on the learner's own unique talents - capacities - and experiences.

46. The use of graphical symbols instead of text commands to control common computer functions such as copying programs and disks; a GUI is where the user clicks on a visual screen that has icons - windows and menus - by using a pointing device - such as

47. Ancillary feature of word processors that identifies a range of grammatical and format errors such as improper capitalization - lack of subject-verb agreement - split infinitives - and so on.

48. Sequences of frames shown in a linear way with presentation software (e.g. - PowerPoint)

49. Activity when students submit their written or artistic products to a website

50. An individual who gains access to computer systems without authorization.