Ch 8: PLACE Elementary Education: Technology Basics

About This Chapter

Gain the insight you need to answer questions related to technology on the PLACE Elementary Education assessment. Watch short and engaging video lessons, then test your comprehension with lessons quizzes and a chapter exam.

PLACE Elementary Education: Technology Basics - Chapter Summary

In this chapter are lessons that provide you with an in-depth look at technology basics. Take time to review the lessons to ensure you're prepared for the following on the exam:

  • Explaining how the World Wide Web works
  • Describing search engines, keywords, web portals and the computer keyboard
  • Identifying file extensions and file types
  • Analyzing computer management, multimedia software and computer input devices
  • Discussing application software for personnel, enterprise and workgroup objectives
  • Listing strategies for using technology in the classroom
  • Defining the graphing calculator and describing its basic features and functions

This chapter has done the hard work of compiling information you need to study for the test, leaving you with the simple job of absorbing the materials. Review the lessons from your home or on the go via your smartphone or tablet.

PLACE Elementary Education: Technology Basics Chapter Objectives

The PLACE Elementary Education assessment gauges the knowledge and skills of educators interested in teaching elementary subjects in Colorado classrooms. The test is broken into six subareas that examine language arts and literacy, math, science, social studies, humanities, and wellness and physical education. Topics in this Technology Basics chapter are found in the language arts and literacy subarea. Specifically, you may be asked to demonstrate your understanding of how to apply technology knowledge to support instruction and enhance meaning in all areas of their curriculum.

PLACE tests typically consist of 100 multiple-choice questions and last four hours and 30 minutes. Prepare for the test by reviewing technology basics using the lessons in this chapter. You can reinforce lesson concepts by taking self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. These steps can increase your chances of earning a minimum passing score of 220 on the exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 8: PLACE Elementary Education: Technology Basics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
World Wide Web: How the Web Works

1. World Wide Web: How the Web Works

In this lesson, an overview of the World Wide Web is discussed, including its development and operation. The various technologies that enable the Web to work are also described. Topics include Web browsers, hypertext markup language, hypertext transfer protocol, hyperlink and FTP.

Search Engines, Keywords & Web Portals

2. Search Engines, Keywords & Web Portals

Search engines enable users to locate a vast amount of information on any topic quickly and conveniently through the Internet. Common search engines include Google, Yahoo, Bing, and AOL. The topics discussed in this lesson include search engines, Web portals, keywords, Boolean operators, spiders, search forms, database, and meta tags.

What is a Computer Keyboard? - Parts, Layout & Functions

3. What is a Computer Keyboard? - Parts, Layout & Functions

To enter text into a computer, you use a keyboard. Learn about the different types of keyboards and the typical layout of the keys. If you are doing a lot of typing, it is a good idea to get familiar with all of its special functions.

File Extensions and File Types: MP3, GIF, JPG, DOCX, XLSX, EXE, & More

4. File Extensions and File Types: MP3, GIF, JPG, DOCX, XLSX, EXE, & More

File extensions are used to indicate the format of files so operating systems know what to do with them. Learn why there are so many different file extensions. Also learn about some of the most widely used file extensions.

What Is Computer Management? - Maintenance & Tools

5. What Is Computer Management? - Maintenance & Tools

A computer needs to be maintained in order to keep working properly. Learn about maintenance tasks, such as backing up your files, running antivirus software, installing software updates and using disk tools.

Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

6. Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

Application software is a computer program to carry out a specific task. Learn about the different types of applications at the individual, workgroup and enterprise level.

Multimedia Software: Working with Audio and Video

7. Multimedia Software: Working with Audio and Video

Audio and video have become increasingly important in today's computer systems. Learn about how media players play back multimedia files as well as audio and video editing software to create your own productions.

Computer Input Devices: Keyboards, Mice, Audio & Video

8. Computer Input Devices: Keyboards, Mice, Audio & Video

What input devices do you use on a daily basis? We'll take a look at the common keyboard and mouse devices as well as other methods of input like audio and video.

Using Technology in the Classroom

9. Using Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.

Basic Features & Functions of a Graphing Calculator

10. Basic Features & Functions of a Graphing Calculator

This lesson goes over some of the basic features and functions of a graphing calculator: graphing, finding intersections, zooming, and solving equations.

Chapter Practice Exam
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