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33 Summercore Questions for $33 | Page 140 PDFPage 140 PNG

  1. One byte = _________________ and equals __ bits. *** Q01

    Or see page 2 in the Summercore Primer.

  2. One K= _____________________ and is metaphorically the same as ___________________. *** Q02

    Or see page 2 in the Summercore Primer.

  3. One meg = __________________ and is metaphorically the same as ____________________. *** Q03

    Or see page 2 in the Summercore Primer.

  4. One gigabyte = __________________ and is metaphorically the same as _________. *** Q04

    Or see page 2 in the Summercore Primer.

  5. One terabyte = ___________________ and is metaphorically the same as _________. *** Q05

    Or see page 2 in the Summercore Primer.

    Click here for extra credit on "visualizing a zettabyte."

    Click here for a short four minute REVIEW video on the vocabulary words of byte, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, terabyte.

    Click here for a PDF of examples from Macs and PCs of files and sizes.

  6. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is often referred to as micro-blogging where users can write "tweets" no larger than _ _ _characters or bytes. *** Q06

  7. A typical memory stick might hold _____ megabytes which is the same as _____ gigabytes. *** Q07

  8. The word blog first used in 1999 is short for _ _ _ _ _ _. *** Q08

  9. A CD ROM holds about _ _ _ meg which is the same as _ _ _ , _ _ _ K or _ _ _ floppy disks. *** Q09

    Click here for a cardboard cutout of 6'9" Larry Bird and 650 floppies.

  10. A DVD disk holds between __ and __ gigabytes. *** Q10

    Or see page 8 in the Summercore Primer.

  11. RAM stands for R _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _ _ _ M _ _ _ _ _ and refers to _____________________. *** Q11

    Or see page 1 in the Summercore Primer.

  12. ROM stands for R _ _ _ O _ _ _ M _ _ _ _ _ and refers to _____________________. *** Q12

    Or see page 1 in the Summercore Primer.

  13. Larry Bird's initials (LB) in ASCII code are _ _ and _ _. *** Q13

    Or see page 5 in the Summercore Primer.

  14. Memory Sticks and many other devices tend to use the _ _ _ port which stands for the 3 words __________ ___________ _ _ _. *** Q14

    Or see page 11 in the Summercore Primer.

  15. YouTube began in _ _ _ _ and every minute, hours of video is uploaded to YouTube. *** Q15
    Statistic from 2013

  16. Students should try to use images with a _________________________________________.

    No video but the answer is Creative Commons License which was founded in 2001 and released its first set of copyright licenses in 2002. Creative Commons is used by Al Jazeera, Flickr, Google, Nine Inch Nails, MIT Open CourseWare, Public Library of Science, Wikipedia and Whitehouse.gov.

  17. A quick response method to linking to websites and YouTube videos is ________________. *** Q17

    The answer is QR CODES which are relatively new. The QR code system was invented in 1994 by a subsidiary of Toyota. A QR code (abbreviate for Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of two-dimensional matrix barcode first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. (source) You can download a QR reader for your iPad or iPhone. This website at GOQR.ME lets you generate a QR code for any URL or even text or phone number.

  18. How many bytes _ and bits _ _ in the team that lost 4 games in a row to the Sox in Oct 2004? *** Q18

  19. An MP3 file is a c _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ m _ _ _ _ file and typically might be __ megabytes. *** Q19

  20. A _ _ _ _ is used to create a collaborative website that allows users to easily add or edit content (hint: "quick" in Hawaiian). *** Q20

  21. In order to keep track of new content on blogs and websites, you should use an aggregator such as ___________________________ that grabs _ _ _ feeds. *** Video about RSS from CommonCraft

    No video but the answer is FEEDLY that grabs RSS feeds. From their web site on 6/21/13 "Google announced the retirement of Google Reader. Millions of Google Reader users migrated to feedly and helped us make feedly a better product." By the way, a recent 2013 survey voted Feedly as #1 with "NewsBlur, Bloglovin, The Old Reader, Tiny Tiny RSS and Bloglines as the next five." (source)

    RSS stands for REALLY SIMPLE SINDICATION and you can see the RSS symbol on the bottom of many online newspapers. On the right is the somewhat universal RSS symbol and here is the RSS webpage from the New York Times.

    Here is the FEEDLY home page

  22. The Rule of 3 refers to the following 3 reminders when saving: ____________________ and _____________________________ and ________________________________________. *** Q22

    Or see page 153 in the Summercore Primer.

  23. The fourth tip when saving (hint: it involves file formats) is that _____________________ ___________________________________________________________________________. *** Q23

    Or see page 153 in the Summercore Primer.

  24. The point size of _ _ equals 1 inch. video or *** Q24

  25. Use __ space(s) between sentences. *** Q25

    Or see page 192 in the Summercore Primer.

    Summercore Alums Jean and Meg made this short video about using the TAB key instead of multiple spaces to move across the page.

  26. Pushing the ______ button repeatedly is a sign that you have not reached computer maturity. video or *** Q26
    Another video on question 26 from Meg and Jean at Summercore 2013: click

  27. List 5 suffixes or extensions for files (Mac or PC) and explain what each one refers to. *** Q27

  28. Audio files that Web users subscribe to are called _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. *** Q28

  29. HTML stands for H _ _ _ _ T _ _ _ M _ _ _ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ _. *** Q29

    Another Video on Question 29 from Summercore Alum Laurie B at Summercore 2013: click

  30. A computer virus can be defined as _________________________________________. *** Q30

  31. An online course for thousands of people is called a _____________; they usually use ______ to run the course.

    No video but the answer is MOOC which stands for MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE. They usually use LMS to run the course. LMS stands for Learning Management Systems. Click here for a list of dozens of courses. The word MOOC was coined in 2008 at the University of Manitoba and the New York Times dubbed 2012 as the Year of the MOOC (source). There is confusion between LMS and CMS (Course Management Systems) like Blackboard, Angel, Sakai, Oncourse, and Moodle but we are using them interchagably here. Blackboard has 51% of the market share with Moodle 19% and Desire2Learn 11%. In the college world there is eCollege and in the corporate world, the three largest are SuccessFactors Learning, Saba Software and Sumtotal Systems. (source)

  32. Many schools have abandoned Microsoft Office moving to _______________ a collaborative Web 2.0 based word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation environment which allows users to create and edit documents online simultaneously. *** Q32

    Another Video on Question 32 from Laurie B at Summercore 2013: click

  33. Larry Bird's uniform number in binary is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. *** Q33

    OPTIONAL 12 MINUTE VIDEO about binary numbers (produced at Summercore 2015 in Houston June 9, 2015)


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