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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.
Byte A unit of space. It is also used to represent a series of seven or eight ASCII code digits representing a character.
Cache A memory section of the hard drive that holds information while the CPU is working on it
C++ A popular programming language
Cells The intersection of a row and a column in Excel—where data can be inserted
Chevron Double arrows at end of tool bar that allow you to show buttons on two rows
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
Dialog Box A box that contains a message, often requesting more information or allowing you to select among options
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.
Dingbats Picture fonts
Domain A group of computers whose host names share a common suffix, the "domain name". The last component of this is the top-level domain.
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
Extension The three-letter extension that tells a user that a document was saved in Word
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
Fill Background color of a picture, text box or diagram
Database One or more large structured sets of persistent data, usually associated with software to update and query the data.
Content Standard a description of what students should know and be able to do within a particular discipline or content domain
Doc The three-letter extension that tells a user that a document was saved in Word
FAQ An acronym for Frequently Asked Questions
Graphic organizer A diagram that organizes information on a topic for the user
Application A software program that lets you complete a task, such as writing a paper, creating a poster, designing an image, or viewing a Web page.
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)
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)
Desktop Publishing the use of a computer to produce documents for publication
Drill down Moving from a general level to a detailed level
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