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Hardware Basics 0623

Equitable access An ISTE important condition that requires equal access to recent and emerging technologies and resources in digital format for students, teachers, and administrators.
Central processing unit Also known as CPU, consists of computer chips that process the information the user inputs and are found inside the body of the computer.
RAM Also called random access memory, is a temporary memory unit inside the computer that holds new data and the data becomes available when the computer is turned on.
Bit A binary character (either 0 or 1) that acts like the computer’s language.
Keyboard An device that inputs information such as alphabetic or numeric, along with operational keys.
Classroom response system Also known as “clicker,” is a remote like device that students use to answer questions that the instructor asks. The student’s answers are sent wirelessly to the instructor.
Liquid crystal display Or LCD, is a type of display technology for monitors.
Dots per inch The measurement of resolution for printers. The higher the dots per inch the more crisp and distinct the text or graphic will be.
Data projection units A projector that is a combination of a light source and LCD display.
Lumens measures the brightness of projectors. The more lumens a projector has the easier it is to see the display without having to turn off the lights in the room.
Ethernet port an opening connected to the back of an computer that allows high speed access to internet or intranet.
Anti-glare filter A clear screen cover that prevents various sources of light from glaring onto the computer screen.
Arm and wrist supports helps to avoid pain in the wrists, hands, arms when exceissivly using a computer hardware, such as a mouse and keyboard, by controlling the placement of the arms and wrists.
Moisture guard protects keyboards from liquid spills like water and soda with a thing plastic cover.
PAC Mate A type of PDA that uses a keyboard instead of a stylus. This type of PDA is geared for students who are blind or have low- vision.
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