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ADAPTIVE LEARNING
-Uses computers and technology as an interactive way to
teach and educate.
-Creates a virtual world in which a student can receive
education adapting to where they are in their personal
learning process.
-Software that changes its technique in accordance to the
individual needs of the student.

BLUETOOTH
-A short-range radio technology1 with the purpose of
connecting devices within a certain distance of each other.
-Created with the purpose of making communication simpler
and more straightforward between electronic devices.

1 - Educational Technology UEN. (n.d.). Retrieved November 02, 2016, from


http://www.uen.org/core/ edtech/glossary.shtml

BROADCAST
-The term that refers to sending a certain amount of
information to multiple recipients at the same time.
-Similar to what comes to mind with broadcast television . .
. Sending information to a large group of people at one time.
-Useful for teachers in sending emailed information.

CLASSROOM
MANAGEMENT
-Rather self-explanatory learning to manage a classroom
environment.
-The psychological way an educator conducts their
classroom in a enjoyable and orderly way.
-The use of tricks or strategies to get students to behave at
a higher academic and moral standard.

COMMON CORE
STANDARDS (CCS)
-The initiative of the United States government to create a
common standard of education that all schools would
abide by.
- An effort to enforce a one-size-fits-all uniform education.
-Making sure all students learn the same with the same
learning outcomes . . . Regardless of race, religion, or state
they live in.
-Mostly opposed to by teachers, parents and students alike.

DATA WAREHOUSE
-Includes pre-defined reports or tools that give users a
collection of data to use for their unique purposes.
-Contains information from a variety of sources and outlets.
-Cleans the data, making it clearly accessible to users.

DIGITAL CLASSROOM
-Regular classroom set up without use of expected pens,
pencils or paper.
-Constructed completely online! Centered around the use of
a computer.
-Software and apps take the place of hard-copy books and
notebooks.

DIGITAL NATIVE
-An individual who has been immersed in technology his or
her whole life.
-Not estrange from the use of digital media in the classroom.
-Someone born in the age of technology such as the
Internet, cell phones or other mobile devices, laptops and
apps.

EDUCATOR
-The broad term for anyone who formally instructs a learner.
-The profession that encompasses teaching in any form.
-Includes homeschool parents, coaches, tutors, trainers, etc.

ENCODING
-Processing a media file for a specific purpose such as
streaming on the internet.
-A file can be encoded that is in analog form (such as a VHS
tape) or one that is already digital (such as the signal on a
Mini-DV tape).1

1. Educational Technology UEN. (n.d.). Retrieved November 02, 2016, from


http://www.uen.org/core/edtech/glossary.shtml

FLIPPED CLASSROOM
-Where the teaching style is flipped from the traditional
teaching style.
-Students view the lectures in video form at home and then
come to class to practice their skills and work problems in a
classroom setting.
-Only applicable to students with Internet and computer
accessibility.

FIREWALL
-A block to unwanted or insecure messages to a receiver.
-Typically used for private networks.
-Examines each message to verify safety of them and keep
out intranets.

GIF
-Stands for Graphics Interchange Format
-One of the three most common graphics files formats used
on the Internet. (www.scsb.org)
- Typically referred to in terms of a short moving or nonmoving picture sent to someone as a way to communicate
through short words and expression.

GRAPHIC
-An image communicated digitally.
-Usually necessary in speaker presentations, online
communication and instruction, and in art or film projects.

HTTP
-Stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol.
-The way in which information is transferred onto the web.
-The protocol on which the World Wide Web is built upon.
-Developed in the 1980s to make sharing and publishing
hypertext documents easier for scientists. (www.scsb.org)

INTERNET
-One of the most used words regarding technology.
-Largest computer network in the world. (www.scsb.org)
-One of the sole ways to connect through websites, social
media, educational documents, researching, or any webbased technology.

ISP
-Stands for Internet Service Provider.
-The foundational company that provides access to any
internet service needed including the World Wide Web.

JPEG
-Stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group.
-Similar to GIF in that it is one of the three most
popular/common graphics files.
-Popular because of its fairly high quality and low file size.

STUDENT
ASSESSMENT
-The method of assessing the progress of a student
throughout a certain time of learning.
-These assessments can take the form of whatever the
teacher deems appropriate for a particular student or class.
-Can be a test, project, presentation, discussion, or essay.

STEM (SCIENCE,
TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING,
MATHEMATICS)
-The acronym that covers the major fields of these four
categories: Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics.
-Grouped together because of the growing importance of
them in the eyes of US school standards.

SYNCHRONOUS
LEARNING
-Synched, online learning led by the instructor of a certain
class or subject.
- Done in live-time with the ability for the teacher to engage
students logged on to the teaching in real-time discussion.

URL (UNIFORM
RESOURCE LOCATER)
-The uniform term for a web link to a certain resource or web
location.
- Globally used and recognized as the address for all
documents and links on the World Wide Web.

VIRUS
-A computer program sickness that attaches itself to
programs and software in a computer, making it unable to
operate normally.
-Can affect other computers connected through the Internet
or a shared media.

WWW (WORLD WIDE


WEB)
-The world-wide access to homepage links from private to
corporate sectors across the Internet.

REFERENCES
Dictionary of Technology Terms. (n.d.) Retrieved November
06, 2016 from http://www.scsb.org/glossary.html
Educational Technology UEN. (n.d.) Retrieved November
06, 2016, from http://www.uen.org/core/edtech/
glossary.shtml
H. (n.d.). The Education Technology I edshelf. Retrieved
November 06, 2016, from
http://edshelf.com/education-technology-dictionary/