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Bandwidth

The information carrying capacity of a communication channel, including the speed in which data is received and accessed.

Data

Barcode

This is data that has been converted into a form that a machine can read. Typically this is the line of stripes you see on goods, for example a packet of biscuits. The barcode is scanned at the checkout to identify the goods and their price.

 

Big data

Small sets of data that are aggregated across large sample sets. E.g. the achievement data for each class in the school collected together to show the overall achievement for the school.

Data

Blended learning

Learning that occurs when at least part of the content and instruction is delivered via digital and online media. Learning will also occur in other ways, including with the teacher in person. Students have some control over time, place, path, or pace of their learning.

Online, Digital

Blog

An online communication where people submit (post) ideas. Others may feed into an idea exchange.

Online

Bookmark

Equivalent to a 'bookmark' in a hard copy book. A link to a webpage is stored in a browser for quick and easy retrieval.

Browser, Webpage

Bookmarking

Saving the address of a website or item of content you wish to easily access again, just like saving a page.

Website

Break out areas/spaces

Spaces apart from the main body of the room where students can go to work on their own, or in small groups.

Spaces

Browser

A software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web (www). Eg. Google, Safari, Internet Explorer (IE)

Application, Software, World Wide Web, www

BYOD/BYOT

Bring your own device/technology. Refers to the practice of permitting or asking students to bring their own mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to school, and to use those devices to support, research, and to record and present their learning. They will usually be allowed to log onto the school network using their device.

Devices, Network, Tablets