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Glossary of ele 2000 midterm

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Cyber space
electronic medium of computer networks, in which online communication takes place.

Services (virtual area) provided by the internet.

Mozilla
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation.
Internet
A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols
World wide web
is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. With a web browser, one can view web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigate between them via hyperlinks.
Web 2.0
associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators (prosumers) of user-generated content in a virtual community,
Internet*
An electronic communication network of networks that conncects millions of computers and organizational computer facilities around the world with a standardized means of communication called internet protocols.
World Wide Web*
The most popular part of the internet. It uses graphical user interface and hypertext links between different adresses to allow easier navigation from one site of interest to another
browser
Short for Web browser, a software application used to locate and display Web pages.
web browser*
a program that translates web page language, HTML, into an image on a computer screen
blog
Virtual online spaces that support posting of personal commentary that can be shared with others. They are primarily one-way communications, but can offer readers the ability to respond and comment or even post links to their own blog or another place.
html
hyper text markup language. The agreed-upon computer language for use on the internet's world wide web sites. Web browers use this formatting language to determine how the information presented on web pages will look.
URL
Uniform resource locator. The adress for a web page (designations for a specific location) on the World Wid Web. A URL typically begins with "http://www." and then the domain name
page title
A descriptive text string identifying a page..
wireless
devices that use wireless communications technology to send and receive voice and digital data.
wireless network
A network in which information is transmitted wirelessly via infrared, radio wave, or microwave technology rather than through wires that are directly connected to computers.
contructivisim
knowledge is a contructed element resulting from the learning process and that knowledge is unique to the individual who constructs it.
contructivism (2)
a philosophy of learning founded on the premise that, by reflecting on our experiences, we construct our own understanding of the world we live in. Each of us generates our own “rules” and “mental models,” which we use to make sense of our experiences. Learning, therefore, is simply the process of adjusting our mental models to accommodate new experiences.
delecious
is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks.
Seamonkey
a free and open source cross-platform Internet suite. It is the continuation of the former Mozilla Application Suite, based on the same source code
bookmark
A function that is built into internet browsers which allows the user to create a collection of URL favorites. Once a web site is stored, it can be revisited later by simply locating it on the list of favorites and clicking on it.
homepage
on a web site, a welcome page that orients the visitor to the sites and provides a connection to additional information pages.
googol
1 googol = 1.0 × 10100.
wiki
A web site in which content in written collaboraively so that anyone with a computer and internet access can edit and add to the information posted.
software
computer programs created to accomplish specefic tasks or preform specific functions.
transistor
a semiconductor device used to amplify and switch electronic signals and power. It is composed of a semiconductor material with at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit
PhotoStory
Microsoft Photo Story is a free application that allows users to create a show and tell presentation from their digital photos
hardware
computer hardware includes all of the computer components that physical that are physical, touchable pieces of equipments
digital kids
kids learning with technology in classrooms.
yahoo
The company is perhaps best known for its web portal, search engine , Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, advertising, online mapping , video sharing , and social media websites and services. It is one of the largest websites in the United States.
educational technology
any technology used by educators in support of teaching and learning process.
FTP
file transfer protocol. the application protocol that is used to facilitate the transfering of files between computers on the internet.
Sputnik
Each of a series of Soviet artificial satellites, the first of which was the first satellite to be placed in orbit (October 4, 1957).
ISTE
International Society for Technology in Education. A non-profit professional organized dedicated to promoting appropriate use of information technology to support and improve teaching and learning
NETS
National Education Technology Standards. Developed by ISTE to create a series of national standards used to facilitate the use of educational technology by students, teachers, and educators to promote school improvement in the United States

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