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Visit our Computer Lab, The Fair Hangar, Page

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Our Computer Lab has been christened,

The Fair Hangar,

where today's technology takes flight on our course for success.

While working on activities that follow the 

National Educational Technology Standards          (NETS),

we're enhancing what we learn in our classrooms while learning how to become tech savvy, "cyber smart" and just all around smart!

Parents, students and Teachers will find very useful information on this page.

Explore and Enjoy!

Online Safety!

Kids' Online Safety

Go Directly to our Online Safety Kids Page for Fun Activities

Internet Search Tools & Tricks!

Internet blocksInternet Search Skills

Here are some basic tips from Google:

1. Keep it simple! Start by typing the name of a person, place, thing or concept for which you are looking.

2. Add relevant words. Words that relate to what you want to find in case the simple search doesn't help.

3. Try words that anyone (and a website) would understand. For example, use the word "headache" instead of "my head hurts," Headache is more specific and will narrow your search to exactly (or almost exactly) what you might want to know.

4. Use only the important words instead of a full sentence or question. For example: "country where bats are an omen of good luck" should be changed to, "bats good luck." Why? All the words you use in your sentence will generally be included in your search. This can limit your search so it is practically unusable.

5. Let Google do the work! Certain types of searches will show special information below the search box where you can choose the one that fits your search.

Now Try This!

Click on the Google Inside Search to practice with Google's Search Engine: google inside search

 

boolify.orgUse Boolean Search methods on Boolify.org (see glossary below for definition) to limit and refine your searches.

Web 2.0 Portal

Click Here to visit our Student Web 2.0 Portal

Glossary


avatar a animatable (movable) icon representing a person in cyberspace or virtual reality

backup - the activity of copying files so that they will be saved in case of equipment failure or other catastrophe.  

badware - malware: bad or malicious software created to do harm to computer systems. Also known as viruses.

bit - binary digit: the most basic unit in computer. It is a single digit of either a zero (0) or one (1) representing either true(1) or false (0) or on (1) and off (0). Represented as a lowercase "b."

blog - web log: a web application that allows users to create and keep a journal online which can be read by anyone anywhere using the internet. Posts are communications on these web pages.

boolean - In most computer programming languages, a Boolean (named after George Boole) is a data type with only two possible values: true or false.

boolean search - Boolean logic allows you to combine words and phrases into search statements to retrieve documents from searchable databases. A boolean search on the internet  allows you to search using any of the three logical operators: and, or & not. For example, search for "California Mission and San Fernando" instead of just searching for "California Missions".

buddy list- a list of people considered your "friends" with whom you can "chat" through an instant messaging (IM) program.

bug -  an error in a computer program or electronic device that causes unwanted behavior; a failure or defect

burn - save or record information (data, photos, videos) onto a CD (compact disk) or DVD (digital versatile disk - for videos)

byte - a unit of computing which represents 8 bits (see definition for "bit") Represented as an uppercase "B."

CPU - Central Processing Unit: a small computer chip (a tiny wafer of metal used to make an integrated circuit) that is the part of a computer in which operations are controlled and executed; the computer's "brain."

chat room - an online place where you can meet and chat(talk) with others 

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patch

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VR - virtual reality an environment that is simulated by a computer that the user can manipulate (interactively use) through a keyboard, mouse, joystick, cyberglove or other devices (such as with a Wii). The simulated environment can be created to be much like the real world or a fantasy world.

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