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What is 1:1 Technology?

When every student is given a device for individualized learning.

What is 21st Century Learning?

Skills such as digital literacy, problem-solving, and collaboration that students need to thrive in today's world.

What is Adaptive Learning?

Form of instruction that uses technology and data to curate a customized program for a student based on his or her mastery of a subject.

What is Asynchoronous Learning?

A student-centric method of teaching that uses online resources to encourage resource-sharing.

What is an App?

Short for "application," an app is a program or piece of software used for a specific function.

What is Blended Learning?

Combining in-person class time with online engagement outside of class.

What is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)?

A mobile learning model that allows students to use personal smartphones, computers, or tablets alongside classroom instruction.

What is Collaborative Learning?

Any scenario in which students can share ideas and use one another to create and problem solve.

What is Competencey-Based Education (CBE)?

Learning that revolves around developing specific skills.

What is a Course Management System (CMS)?

A collection of digital tools that create an online space for course interaction.

What is Differentiated Instruction?

Catering to different learning styles through tools that present course materials in different and creative ways.

What is Digital Literacy?

The skills needed to find, evaluate, use, share, and create content using online tools.

What is a Digital Native?

An individual born after 1980 when key digital technologies came online.

What is an E-Book?

Digital books read on computers, tablets, or e-readers.

What is EdTech?

Shorthand for “education technology.”

What is a Flipped Classroom?

A system in which students learn based materials at home through instructional materials and spend class time working on assignments with guidance from their instructor.

What is Formative Assessment?

A branch of assessment that continually monitors student learning and informs an instructor's understanding of what a student knows.

What is Gamification?

Using games and game design to drive a learning objective.

What Are Google Apps for Education (GAFE)?

A set of cloud-based tools and software designed for classroom needs.

What is Google Classroom?

A tool within Google Apps for Education for creating and organizing assignments.

What is Google Drive?

A cloud-based file-storing service.

What is an Infographic?

A visual representation of information; short for "information graphic."

What is Instructional Design?

The crafting of experiences that build knowledge and skills in a way that is appealing and impactful.

What Are Learning Analytics?

The collection and measurement of data about learners, used to optimize the learning process.

What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

Software used for managing digital learning processes.

What Are Learning Outcomes?

Anticipated results of a class or lesson.

What is a Learning Platform?

Similar to an LMS, an online platform for sharing information for e-learning.

What are Location-Based Services (LBS)?

Software applications that require knowledge about where a mobile device is located.

What is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)?

A class run over the internet, which is open to students around the world.

What is Mobile Learning?

A type of learning that happens with the use of personal electronic devices.

What Are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

Openly-licensed educational materials that are high in quality and open for anyone to use.

What is a Personal Learning Network (PLN)?

An informal web of individuals that consists of persons a learner interacts with and gains knowledge from.

What Are Predictive Analytics?

The collection and measurement of data that determines patterns and possibly predicts student learning outcomes.

What is Student Centered Learning?

Student-centered learning moves students from passive receivers of information to active participants in their own discovery process.

What is Summative Assessment?

A branch of assessment that evaluates student learning against a set objective or goal.

What is Synchronous Learning?

A learning event or process that allows a group of students to engage/learn at the same time.

What is a Virtual Classroom?

An online space for students and instructors to continue collaborating and learning.