Glossary

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AirDrop

AirDrop is an ad-hoc service in Apple Inc.’s iOS and macOS operating systems, introduced in Mac OS X Lion (Mac OS X 10.7) and iOS 7, which enables the transfer of files among supported Macintosh computers and iOS devices over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, without using mail or a mass storage device (source: Wikipedia).

AppleID – managed

A managed Apple ID gives educators 200 gigabytes of storage space in Apple’s iCloud. It does not give access to the App Store or iTunes.

AppleID – professional

A professional Apple ID gives educators access to the App Store and iTunes.

E

e-portfolio

An e-portfolio is a collection of a students’ work that can advance learning by providing a way for them to organize, archive, and display work. The electronic format allows an instructor to evaluate student portfolios via the Internet, CD-ROM, DVD, or zip disk. Electronic portfolios have become a popular alternative to paper-based portfolios because they provide the opportunity to review, communicate and give feedback in an asynchronous manner. In addition, students are able to reflect on their work, which makes the experience of creating the e-portfolio meaningful. (source: Wikipedia).

I

Innovate

to introduce as or as if new

M

Mobile device management

Mobile device management (MDM) is software that allows IT administrators to control, secure and enforce policies on smartphones, tablets and other endpoints. MDM is a core component of enterprise mobility management which also includes mobile application management, identity and access management and enterprise file sync and share. The intent of MDM is to optimize the functionality and security of mobile devices within the enterprise while simultaneously protecting the corporate network.

R

Ransomware

a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.

S

SAMR Model

Schoology defines the SAMR Model as a framework created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura that categorizes four different degrees of classroom technology integration. The letters “SAMR” stand for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. The SAMR model was created to share a common language across disciplines as teachers strive to help students visualize complex concepts.

STEAM

STEAM is an educational framework, which investigates the same concepts as STEM, but does this through inquiry and problem-based learning methods used in the creative process.

STEM

STEM is an educational framework. It is an acronym for, and represents, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

T

Technology Integration Specialist (TIS)

The Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) provides leadership, staff development, and instructional support to all instructional and administrative staff. In addition, the Technology Integration Specialist serves as a liaison between school and district technology initiatives and school based implementation and support for administrators and teachers. They develop and offer district-wide instructional technology education for teachers and administrative staff. He/she also assists in the development and implementation of curriculum and technology integration projects. The Technology Integration Specialist collaborates with appropriate instructional and technical staff to support, manage, optimize the use of instructional software, and network resources to support quality teaching and learning. This skilled professional works independently and collaboratively with colleagues.

Technology Systems Specialist (TSS)

A Technology Systems Specialist (TSS) is an individual designated to support technology systems at the local school or district level.

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