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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)
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
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
CPU Central Processing Unit. The CPU is the hardware that most people consider the "brain" of the computer.
Curriculum Framework serves as a bridge between standards and the classroom and provides curriculum content, organization, and presentation
Desktop Publishing the use of a computer to produce documents for publication
Digital Your CD player is digital. It is a series of small samples of data playing together very quickly (30,000 times a second). Playing the bits back to again create what was recorded is called digital processing
Dingbats Picture fonts
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
Extension The three-letter extension that tells a user that a document was saved in Word
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
Hour glass The picture showing that the computer is “thinking” before it performs your command
HTML The coding language used to create internet documents. An acronym for HyperText Markup Language
Intranet a local or restricted communications network, especially a private network created using World Wide Web software
ISP (Internet Service Provider) A group that provides access to the internet. An acronym for Internet Service Provider
Macro A series of actions that occur following one key stroke
Master-slave The relationship between a dominant drive and the secondary one
Netiquette proper manners on the internet
Overwite Destroy (data) or the data in (a file) by entering new data in its place.
Spyware is a type of malware (malicious software) installed on computers that collects information about users without their knowledge
Telecommunications includes all types of electronic communication services, including satellite, fiber-optic, computer-based transmission, telephone, and radio
Trademark is a word, name, symbol, or device which is used in trade with goods to indicate the source of the goods and to distinguish them from the goods of others
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