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C2 Vocabulary 0310

equitable access This condition states that "robust" and reliable access to current and emerging technologies and digital resources with connectivity for all students, teachers, staff, and school leaders is necessary to effectively leverage technology for learning
computer system refers to the computer and other support devices that work as a team to (1) receive information as the user inputs it, (2) process that information per the directions that the user defines, and (3) out the information in a usable format
RAM is a temporary memory that is designed to hold new data and is available only while the computer is turned on
memory unit allows storage of information, is internal to the computer and is divided into two types of memory: RAM and ROM
ROM is permanent internal memory inside the system, is inaccessible to the user, and is used to store the instruction that are installed or programmed at the manufacturer
binary coding system binary coding system called ASCII (American Standard Code for Information) ode, made up of a series of zeroes and ones
bit the smallest unit of binary information
byte equals eight bits, it can represent one alphabetic or one numeric character information
processor speed usually expressed in megahertz (Mhz) one million cycles per second, or gigahertz (Ghz) one billion cycles per second
peripheral devices (1) input the information, (2) output the information into a form that is easily read by the user, or (3) store the information for later use
scanner is an input device that is connected to the computer through a port connection, and that allows the conversion of a printed page of text or graphics to digital format
tablet computers are complete computer systems in slate format
interactive whiteboards are becoming quite common in today's classrooms, these boards serve the same purpose as a traditional blackboard, yet they offer outstanding functionality, serving as dry-erase and interactive whiteboards
USB port provide an easy, universal way to connect an array of devices and provide faster transfer of information to printers, scanners, digital cameras, storage drives, modems, speakers, and other devices
Ethernet port is used for high-speed connection to the Internet or another network, such as an intranet, or internal network
Firewire ports provide very fast connection to transfer large amounts of date quickly
Braille translator is a software product that converts text, either obtained by scanning or produced by a word processor, into Braille
assistive technology (AT) includes devices for special needs student, such as readers, special keyboards and so on
Created by: rosspmckenna