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Benchmark a translation of a standard into what the student should know and be able to do at developmentally appropriate levels (i.e., grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12)
Chevron Double arrows at end of tool bar that allow you to show buttons on two rows
Configure to set the details or structure of a system (e.g., operating system)
Content Standard a description of what students should know and be able to do within a particular discipline or content domain
Curriculum Framework serves as a bridge between standards and the classroom and provides curriculum content, organization, and presentation
Curriculum Standard activities used in classroom instruction to teach the benchmarked standard
Digital Your CD player is digital. It is a series of small samples of data playing together very quickly (30,000 times a second). Digital recording of information means representing the bits of data through ones and zeros.
Domain A group of computers whose hostnames share a common suffix, the "domain name". The last component of this is the top-level domain.
Drill down Moving from a general level to a detailed level
Environmental Probe computer peripheral that senses environmental data and communicates reading directly into the computer for recording and storage (e.g., pH sensor, humidity sensor)
Ethernet a system for connecting a number of computer systems to form a LAN, with protocols to control the passing of information and to avoid simultaneous transmission by two or more systems
Footer Information that appears at the foot of every page—usually the name, page number and document title
GIF An image format, an acronym for Graphical Interchange Format
Graphic Applications Software one of a number of types of computer software that enables the user to create or manipulate illustrations, graphs, drafting products, and a variety of other images
Graphics the digital version of an image, a photograph, or a picture displayed on a monitor screen
Graphing Calculator a hand-held calculator that, in addition to performing calculations and functional operations, can graph functions and relations
FAQ An acronym for Frequently Asked Questions
.com A website extension that identifies the site as a commercial site
.edu A website extension that identifies the site as an educational institution, usually a college or university
.org A website extension that identifies the site as a non-profit, non-governmental organization
Backup To save a second copy of data files, in case the first one doesn’t work
Buffer The buffer is a section of the computer where data is stored before being used. This buffering allows time for an application to fix differences in bit rates among other things. It creates a space of time for compensation.
C++ A popular programming language
Cache A memory section of the hard drive that holds information while the CPU is working on it
Cc Carbon copy or Confidential Copy—send a copy of an email to another person
CD-ROM (Compact Disc-Read-Only Memory) a storage media that is able to store up to 660MB of information (e.g., text, graphics, audio, and full-motion video)
Dialog Box A box that contains a message, often requesting more information or allowing you to select among options
Gigabyte (GB) It's about a billion bytes. Actually it's 2 to the 30th power or 1,073,741,824.
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