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The primary benefit of saving a word processing document in a text-only format is that it allows the file to be:
A. transferred as an e-mail attachment.
B. compressed by a utility program.
C. imported into a database.
D. opened by any word processor.
D. opened by any word processor.
2. In order for a teacher to use a school's secure local area network, it is necessary that the teacher:
A. have an account created by the network administrator.
B. understand the network operating system's command structure.
C. understand how to navigate the network drives.
D. have a dedicated workstation that provides access only to the teacher.
A. have an account created by the network administrator.
A classroom computer periodically freezes. Which of the following pieces of information is most important to relay
to the technical support staff to best help them solve the problem?
A. how many other teachers use the same computer
B. what programs were being used when the computer froze
C. the number and type of peripherals attached to the computer
D. the types of software applications installed on the computer
B. what programs were being used when the computer froze
While working on a local area network, a teacher encounters a message saying that a certain network drive/volume is not available. This message is referring to a:
A. software program.
B. group e-mail address.
C. location for storing information.
D. connection to the Internet.
C. location for storing information.
Which of the following is allowed by most single-user software licenses?
A. making a backup copy of the software
B. allowing teachers to make copies for class use
C. installing the software on a network server
D. making copies for use by nonprofit organizations
A. making a backup copy of the software
It is most important to scan a computer's drives for viruses immediately after:
A. installing software from a disk created by a friend.
B. defragmenting a computer's hard disk.
C. downloading a text file from a government Web site.
D. shutting down a computer improperly.
A. installing software from a disk created by a friend.
Which of the following best describes the significance of the Children's Internet Protection Act of 2000?
A. It provides procedures for tracking and monitoring Internet use by minors in schools.
B. It restricts the types of software that can be purchased and installed on school computers.
C. It requires all schools to have Internet filters in place in order to receive federal support.
D. It specifies the types of Internet activities that can be performed by students in schools.
C. It requires all schools to have Internet filters in place in order to receive federal support.
A teacher wants to present a class project on a page of the school's Web site. Which of the following is most important for the teacher to consider before publishing the Web page?
A. Photographs of students may not be included on a school Web page.
B. The school principal must approve all content that is to be included on the Web page.
C. Students must agree to have their work published on the Web page.
D. Parents/guardians must give consent for any student to be identified on the Web page.
D. Parents/guardians must give consent for any student to be identified on the Web page.
Students are planning a budget for a school fundraising event. Which of the following is the most significant benefit of having students use a spreadsheet
application to create the budget?
A. A variety of different objects can be inserted into a file.
B. Numerical data can be displayed in either rows or columns.
C. Files can be converted to a portable document format.
D. Data can be modified to compare a variety of different situations.
D. Data can be modified to compare a variety of different situations.
Which of the following is an important design principle to follow when creating Web pages?
A. The background should be similar in color to the text being used on the page.
B. The size of the image files should be as small as possible to reduce the time it takes for the pages to
load.
C. As much text as possible should be placed on each page to reduce the time spent navigating.
D. Blinking text and animated images should be used as much as possible to emphasize important content.
B. The size of the image files should be as small as possible to reduce the time it takes for the pages to
load.
A teacher is sending an e-mail message that has a spreadsheet document attached. To open the attachment, the recipient must have:
A. the same e-mail program as the teacher.
B. the same operating system as the teacher.
C. virus-protection software installed.
D. a program that is compatible with the file being sent
D. a program that is compatible with the file being sent
For which of the following purposes is it most appropriate to use an Internet discussion group?
A. to participate in real-time discussions online
B. to ask questions and provide information on a specific topic
C. to ensure that posted information is authoritative and accurate
D. to find an index of Web sites addressing a specific topic
B. to ask questions and provide information on a specific topic
Which of the following best describes one of the objectives of the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN)?
A. to identify and review supplemental electronic learning materials
B. to provide technical support for maintaining school networks
C. to provide assistance in writing grants for instructional technology
D. to develop a cooperative for purchasing software at bulk rates
A. to identify and review supplemental electronic learning materials
A research study claims that a group of students who used a computer-based technology product tended to perform better on standardized tests than students who did not use the product. In analyzing the scientific validity of this study, which of the following is the most
important question to ask first?
A. Did the students have the same amount of preparation time prior to taking the standardized tests?
B. Did the two groups consist of students who were equivalent in terms of ability and background?
C. Were the students instructed using a student-centered or a teacher centered approach to learning?
D. Were both groups of students allowed to use the product while taking the standardized tests?
B. Did the two groups consist of students who were equivalent in terms of ability and background?
A teacher is interested in using technology to expand students' understanding of the process of scientific inquiry. Which of the following student activities would
most effectively meet this goal?
A. using simulation software to design and conduct investigations
B. using the Internet to participate in virtual field trips
C. using the Internet to research recent scientific discoveries
D. using database software to organize scientific data
A. using simulation software to design and conduct investigations
A middle school teacher has one computer in the classroom that is connected to the Internet. Which of the
following would be the most effective plan for student use of this computer?
A. having students use the computer as a reward for superior performance
B. having students use the computer to practice basic computer skills
C. having students use the computer to complete drill-and-practice activities
D. having students use the computer for research activities
D. having students use the computer for research activities
A social studies teacher is introducing students to the Internet as an information resource. The teacher begins by presenting a lesson on how to use a Web browser. Which of the following would be the most effective next step for this teacher to take?
A. Have students find and download software that relates to the class.
B. Have students post a question to a social studies newsgroup.
C. Have students do a "treasure hunt" in which they search for answers to questions from a prepared list.
D. Have students begin doing independent research on topics of their choice.
C. Have students do a "treasure hunt" in which they search for answers to questions from a prepared list.
Which of the following activities would be most effective in improving students' skills in critically analyzing Internet based information?
A. using an electronic dictionary to look up vocabulary words
B. evaluating news-related Web sites for objectivity
C. using an online encyclopedia to find information for a research paper
D. learning to use Web-browsing software
B. evaluating news-related Web sites for objectivity
A student who has difficulty concentrating and has a low tolerance for frustration is planning a science research project that will include a final presentation. Which of the following educational technologies is most likely to benefit this student?
A. an assistive listening device
B. text-to-speech software
C. a large keyboard for input
D. graphic organizer software
D. graphic organizer software
In a classroom in which educational technology has been effectively integrated, which of the following is the most appropriate role for student portfolio assessment?
A. using students' work to examine their progress in meeting learning objectives
B. assigning grades to individual projects using a weighted grading system
C. reinforcing decisions based on more traditional methods of student assessment
D. determining whether computer based instruction has improved students' content knowledge
A. using students' work to examine their progress in meeting learning objectives
When evaluating software designed to be used independently by students, it is most important to determine whether the software:
A. has multiplatform capabilities.
B. has an abundance of graphics.
C. is easy to navigate.
D. integrates audio, text, and video.
C. is easy to navigate.
Which of the following is the most important factor to consider when selecting a CD-ROM-based encyclopedia
for classroom use?
A. the copyright status of the included material
B. the capability to display full-color graphics
C. the ability of the software to block access to objectionable material
D. the ease of use and effectiveness of the search capabilities
D. the ease of use and effectiveness of the search capabilities
A high school math class includes several students who are academically gifted. Their school is purchasing a tutorial package to help these students learn at an accelerated pace. Which of the following is the most important factor to consider in selecting the tutorial?
A. Supplemental printed materials and access to online assistance should be included in the package.
B. The package should integrate multimedia and other motivational resources.
C. The program should prescribe that student performance on built-in assessments will determine the
pace and direction of learning.
D. Students should not be able to obtain correct answers from the program, but should be required to solve problems on their own.
C. The program should prescribe that student performance on built-in assessments will determine the
pace and direction of learning.
A sixth-grade teacher is evaluating a software program that requires students to design a riverboat and use it to
successfully complete a journey. Along the way, students must obtain supplies and overcome a variety of obstacles. This type of program is most useful for
fostering students':
A. ability to use abstract reasoning.
B. critical-thinking and problem solving skills.
C. ability to reason by analogy.
D. cooperative learning and teamwork skills.
B. critical-thinking and problem solving skills.
A group of teachers is evaluating online subscription databases for use by students. The most important factor in selecting a database from among several
that have similar content is whether the:
A. teacher can restrict student access to material in the database.
B. reading level of the material is age appropriate for the students.
C. software provides interpretive feedback.
D. content can be downloaded as a variety of file types.
B. reading level of the material is age appropriate for the students.
Which of the following features of computer-assisted instruction is likely to be most beneficial to students preparing for standardized tests of reading comprehension?
A. the presence and effectiveness of built-in assessment tools
B. the presence of reading material with which students are familiar
C. the ability of the teacher to alter the format of the material
D. the ability of students to navigate the system independently
A. the presence and effectiveness of built-in assessment tools
Which of the following is the most important factor to consider when evaluating the graphics in an instructional game for a middle school science class?
A. Graphics should avoid using representations of any specific gender, age, or cultural group.
B. Graphics should be used to replace written or narrated text whenever possible.
C. Graphics should depict real-world objects that students are likely to encounter in their daily lives.
D. Graphics should fulfill an important purpose related to the learning objectives of the game.
D. Graphics should fulfill an important purpose related to the learning objectives of the game.
Which of the following software products would be most appropriate to use in implementing an inquiry-based
instructional strategy?
A. a simulation that requires users to manipulate variables in order to keep a virtual mouse alive and train
it to do specified tasks
B. an instructional game that rewards users by allowing them to interact with engaging animations when they master a new arithmetic skill
C. a virtual tour that uses multimedia components to simulate the experience of walking through a tropical rain forest
D. a tutorial that explains how recent scientific knowledge and technological developments may
impact society in the future
A. a simulation that requires users to manipulate variables in order to keep a virtual mouse alive and train
it to do specified tasks