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Gmail

Google-owned, email service based on the web so can be accessed from any computer or device. It offers some storage and has links to related services.

Device, Web

GAFE

Google Apps For Education

Google, Application

Game-based learning

Games-based Learning (GBL) is using digital gaming as part of the teaching and learning process. (E.g. Minecraft)

Digital, Gaming

Gamification

Gamification is turning the learning process as a whole into a game, E.g. awarding scores, making learning a quest, progress ladders.

 

Gatekeeper

Process of controlling access to certain information and opportunities E.g. Limiting progress to more advanced levels of study until earlier levels have been completed.

 

Gen application

Next generation network application tailored for network and security platform manufacturers.

Network, Application, Platform

Global citizen

Being a part of a global community, and able to interact with diverse cultures and to contribute to the community.

Diversity, Global community

Global community

People or nations of the world, considered as being closely connected by modern technologies and as being economically, socially and politically interdependent.

 

Globalisation

Ongoing process that links people across the world in an exchange of world views, ideas and cultures among other things. Globalisation is increasing as a result of the use of technologies.

 

Google

The brand name for a technology company that provides a wide range of internet services, such as Google search engine, gmail, Google docs, and Dropbox.

Internet, Dropbox, gmail, Search engine

Graduate profile

Describes what the school's community identifies as the valued outcomes for students when they leave their school. Often the profile will be developed through consultation with their school community about the values and expectations they share for their children. Some schools may call it the 'vision' for their students.

 

Growth Mindset

Having an attitude that, with perseverance and commitment, you can achieve, you are not limited. Those with a growth mindset will take on challenges, learn from setbacks, act positively on feedback and try again. In a growth mindset, your capacity and ability to learn and develop is not fixed or predetermined.

 

Guided learning

Specific aspects of students' learning that is normally guided by a teacher working with small groups.