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acceptable use policy (AUP)
school district's policy for use of school resources, especially school computers and the Internet; must be signed by students and parents
bookmark/favorite
a time-saving Internet feature to keep an address or URL you wish to return to later
distance education
linking students and teachers in different locations through technology to facilitate learning
hardware
the physical parts of the computer
hyperlink
an element in an electronic document or website that moves the viewer to another place in the same document or to an entirely different document or website
hypertext
nonsequential text presentation
hypermedia
special type of database program that combines text, graphics, sound, and video elements into a product with "clickable" links to present ideas and information
hyperstudio
authoring system software originally designed for kids to produce hypermedia
input device
translates information into a form that the computer can understand, i.e., keyboard, mouse, scanner, digital cameras
local area network (LAN)
a network in which the computers that are connected are close to each other, many times within the same building or campus
linking
navigating from one place to another in a nonlinear fashion through related topics
network interface card (NIC)
connects computers to a network or shared devices, applications, peripherals
output device
translates processed information into a form that the we can understand, i.e., monitor, printer
search string
a phrase using AND, OR, NOT, or NEAR that narrows or broadens an Internet search
software
the programs that instruct the computer to do certain jobs
webcam
camera that can be connected to the Internet for continuous images
wide area network (WAN)
a network that extends over a long distance
browser
short for Web browser, it is an application program that allows useres to "browse," display, and navigate through the information on the World Wide Web; browsers are capable of displaying both graphic and text; 'Mosaic' was the first widely distributed browser, other common browsers include 'Netscape Navigator', 'Internet Explorer', 'Opera', 'Mozilla', and 'Firefox'
computer assisted instruction (CAI)
instruction that utilizes a computer to present information to the student as a self-learning tool such as drill/practice and tutorial software
computer graphics
software that produces all kinds of graphics, such as 3D animation, charts, and graphs; can be from the Internet, digital cameras, scanners, or from some software applications that include clipart within the program
database
software that produces a collection of data organized according to some structure or purpose; can manipulate data in a large collection of files (the database), cross-referencing between files as needed
desktop publishing
specialized software designed to combine text and graphics to produce high-quality output on a laser printer or typesetting machine
drill and practice
software that provides repetitive practice on skills previously taught through teacher-led instruction or tutorial software
email
electronic correspondence used as a motivational tool for practicing reading and writing skills through activities such as E-Pals or Key Pals (similar to penpals)
groupware (also known as collaborative software)
software that allows tow or more networked users to work on the same document at the same time
multimedia
software that combines multiple types of media such as text, graphics, sounds, animations, and video into an intergrated product
productivity tools
software that increases classroom teacher's effectiveness; for example, grade book programs, puzzle makers, drill sheet generators, and test generators
simulation
software that creates a lifelike but artificial environment with risks and complications removed
spreadsheet
software based on the traditional accounting worksheet that has rows and columns that can be used to present, analyze, and compile data
tutorial
instructional software that presents new information or skills in a series of steps that progress through levels of difficulty and understanding
word processing
software designed to make the computer a useful electronic writing tool that edits, stores, and prints documents
assessment
collection of information informing teachers about what students know
evaluation
measurement or judgment placing value (grade) on student learning
validity
the extent to which the test measures what it is supposed to measure
reliability
the extent to which the test results are consistent for an individual