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  • 1. 

    The year the microcomputer was introduced in schools.

    • A.

      1977

    • B.

      1976

    • C.

      1975

    • D.

      1978

    Correct Answer
    A. 1977
    Explanation
    In 1977, the microcomputer was introduced in schools. This marked a significant milestone in the field of education as it allowed students to have hands-on experience with computers at an early age. The introduction of microcomputers in schools revolutionized the way students learned and opened up new opportunities for computer-based education.

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  • 2. 

    ARPAnet was the first ...

    • A.

      Web browser

    • B.

      Graphical interface

    • C.

      Internet

    • D.

      Military defense system

    Correct Answer
    C. Internet
    Explanation
    ARPAnet was the first network to implement the TCP/IP protocol suite, which laid the foundation for the modern internet. It was developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the United States Department of Defense in the late 1960s. ARPAnet connected several universities and research institutions, allowing them to share resources and communicate with each other. This early network eventually evolved into the internet we use today, making the internet the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Where the WWW was developed...

    • A.

      Apple

    • B.

      Microsoft

    • C.

      ARPAnet

    • D.

      CERN

    Correct Answer
    D. CERN
    Explanation
    CERN is the correct answer because it is the organization where the World Wide Web (WWW) was developed. In the late 1980s, Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN, invented the WWW as a way to share information among researchers. He developed the first web browser and web server at CERN, laying the foundation for the modern internet. Therefore, CERN is the correct choice for the location where the WWW was developed.

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  • 4. 

    The first web browser?

    • A.

      Mosaic

    • B.

      Netscape

    • C.

      Internet Explorer

    • D.

      Google Chrome

    Correct Answer
    A. Mosaic
    Explanation
    Mosaic is considered the first web browser because it was the first browser to make the internet accessible to the general public. Developed in 1993 by a team at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Mosaic introduced features like inline images and clickable links, which revolutionized the way people interacted with the web. Mosaic's user-friendly interface and widespread availability played a significant role in popularizing the internet and paving the way for future browsers like Netscape, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome.

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  • 5. 

    A teacher-centered use of technology would be?

    • A.

      Student problem-solving

    • B.

      Creating a template

    • C.

      Student presentations

    • D.

      Creating a Prezi

    Correct Answer
    B. Creating a template
    Explanation
    A teacher-centered use of technology would involve creating a template for students to use. This means that the teacher is taking the lead in designing the template and providing it to the students, who will then use it as a guide or framework for their work. This approach puts the teacher in control of the technology and the learning process, as they are dictating the structure and format that the students should follow. It may be useful in certain situations where the teacher wants to ensure consistency or provide a starting point for students' work.

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  • 6. 

    Student-centered learning is truest when a student can learn how?

    • A.

      Any time the teacher guides instruction

    • B.

      By any means possible, but with teacher permission

    • C.

      Anywhere, anytime and with anyone

    • D.

      Collaboratively, reflectively, individually

    Correct Answer
    C. Anywhere, anytime and with anyone
    Explanation
    Student-centered learning is truest when a student can learn anywhere, anytime, and with anyone. This means that the student has the freedom to learn in various settings, not just in the classroom. They can learn at home, in libraries, or even outdoors. Additionally, they have the flexibility to learn at their own pace and at any time that suits them best. Lastly, they have the opportunity to learn from a variety of sources, including peers, mentors, and experts in the field. This approach promotes independent thinking, self-direction, and collaboration, which are key elements of student-centered learning.

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  • 7. 

    The year Billy Gates introduced the scourge called MS_DOS to the world.

    • A.

      1981

    • B.

      1983

    • C.

      1990

    • D.

      1982

    Correct Answer
    D. 1982
    Explanation
    Billy Gates introduced MS-DOS to the world in 1981, not 1982. Therefore, the given answer is incorrect.

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  • 8. 

    The year the greatest company in the world (Apple) introduced the Macintosh?

    • A.

      1985

    • B.

      1984

    • C.

      1986

    • D.

      1977

    Correct Answer
    B. 1984
    Explanation
    In 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh, which revolutionized the personal computer industry. This marked a significant milestone for Apple as the Macintosh became one of the most iconic and successful products in their history. The Macintosh was the first commercially successful computer to feature a graphical user interface, making it more user-friendly and accessible to a wider audience. Its introduction laid the foundation for Apple's future success and solidified their position as a leading technology company.

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  • 9. 

    The year the Intel chip was introduced?

    • A.

      1996

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1997

    • D.

      1995

    Correct Answer
    C. 1997
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1997 because it is the only option that matches the question asking for the year the Intel chip was introduced. The other options are not relevant to the question.

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  • 10. 

    A tool for tomorrow's learner will be?

    • A.

      IPhone

    • B.

      Google Glass

    • C.

      Augmented Goggles

    • D.

      Toaster

    Correct Answer
    A. IPhone
    Explanation
    The iPhone is considered a tool for tomorrow's learner because it offers a wide range of educational and learning resources through various apps and features. With its advanced technology and capabilities, the iPhone allows learners to access information, engage in interactive learning experiences, and collaborate with others. It provides a portable and convenient platform for learning anytime and anywhere, making it an ideal tool for the future of education.

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  • 11. 

    Which Document outlines the skill an Alberta teacher is required to have to hold an “Interim Teaching Certificate”?

    • A.

      TSQ

    • B.

      School Act

    • C.

      Code of Conduct

    • D.

      TQS

    Correct Answer
    D. TQS
    Explanation
    The TQS (Teacher Qualification Service) document outlines the skills that an Alberta teacher is required to have in order to hold an "Interim Teaching Certificate". This document sets the standards and qualifications that teachers must meet in order to be certified to teach in Alberta. It outlines the specific requirements and competencies that teachers must possess in order to effectively educate students.

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  • 12. 

    What has changed the most in the classroom of today compared to the classroom from 10 or more years ago?

    • A.

      The number of students

    • B.

      Who, what, where, when, why and sometimes how

    • C.

      Where, what, who and how

    • D.

      The amount a new curriculum

    Correct Answer
    C. Where, what, who and how
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Where, what, who and how". This answer suggests that the biggest change in the classroom today compared to 10 or more years ago is the way in which information is taught and accessed. It implies that the traditional classroom structure has shifted to a more dynamic and interactive learning environment where students are encouraged to explore and understand the concepts through various means and methods. This change includes considering the location (where) of learning, the content (what) being taught, the individuals (who) involved in the learning process, and the strategies (how) used to facilitate learning.

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  • 13. 

    What was one of the biggest misconceptions about the computer when they were first introduced?

    • A.

      They would revolutionize teaching

    • B.

      Children would become smarter

    • C.

      Children would become less smart

    • D.

      There wouldn’t be a need for teachers anymore

    Correct Answer
    A. They would revolutionize teaching
    Explanation
    One of the biggest misconceptions about computers when they were first introduced was that they would revolutionize teaching. People believed that computers would completely transform the way education was delivered and that traditional teaching methods would become obsolete. However, while computers have certainly had a significant impact on education, they have not completely replaced teachers or fundamentally changed the way education is conducted. Teachers still play a crucial role in guiding and facilitating learning, and computers are just one tool that can enhance the learning experience.

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  • 14. 

    Effective information technology is the application of a _____ to solve a problem?

    • A.

      Appliance

    • B.

      Application

    • C.

      Tool

    • D.

      Instrument

    Correct Answer
    C. Tool
    Explanation
    Effective information technology is the application of a tool to solve a problem. Information technology refers to the use of technology to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data or information. In this context, a tool can refer to hardware devices, software programs, or any other resources that are used to address and resolve a problem or achieve a specific objective. By utilizing the appropriate tools, information technology can effectively address various challenges and provide solutions that enhance productivity and efficiency.

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  • 15. 

    Who said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

    • A.

      Steve Jobs

    • B.

      Arthur C. Clarke

    • C.

      Bill Gates

    • D.

      David Thornburg

    Correct Answer
    B. Arthur C. Clarke
    Explanation
    Arthur C. Clarke is credited with the quote, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." This quote suggests that as technology advances and becomes more complex, it can appear magical or inexplicable to those who do not understand it. Clarke, a science fiction writer and futurist, often explored the intersection of technology and society in his works, and this quote reflects his belief in the transformative power of advanced technology.

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  • 16. 

    In new Bloom’s Taxonomy, what is the top and bottom two items?

    • A.

      Creating and Knowledge

    • B.

      Creating and Understanding

    • C.

      Creating and Comprehension

    • D.

      Creating and Remembering

    Correct Answer
    D. Creating and Remembering
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Creating and Remembering. In the new Bloom's Taxonomy, Creating is the highest level of cognitive skill, representing the ability to generate new ideas or concepts. Remembering, on the other hand, is the lowest level of cognitive skill, representing the ability to recall or recognize information. Therefore, Creating and Remembering are the top and bottom two items in the new Bloom's Taxonomy.

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  • 17. 

    For the learner of tomorrow, the computer will NO longer be a tool, it will be a(n)?

    • A.

      Digital tool

    • B.

      Device

    • C.

      Appliance

    • D.

      Tool

    Correct Answer
    C. Appliance
    Explanation
    In the context of the question, the phrase "the computer will NO longer be a tool" suggests that the computer will no longer be seen as just a tool or a device used for specific tasks. Instead, it will be considered as an appliance, implying that it will become an integral and essential part of everyday life, serving various purposes beyond traditional computing functions.

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  • 18. 

    The newest technology that will change everything about teaching and learning (at least according to Brad) will be?

    • A.

      Virtual Reality

    • B.

      Augmented Reality

    • C.

      Smart Phones

    • D.

      SmartBoards

    Correct Answer
    A. Virtual Reality
    Explanation
    Virtual Reality is the correct answer because it has the potential to revolutionize teaching and learning by creating immersive and interactive experiences. With VR, students can explore virtual environments, manipulate objects, and engage in simulations that enhance their understanding and retention of information. It allows for a more personalized and engaging learning experience, making education more accessible and enjoyable for students. Additionally, VR can also provide teachers with new tools and resources to enhance their instructional methods and create innovative learning opportunities.

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  • 19. 

    The ENIAC computer introduced in 1945...

    • A.

      Could fit in a suitcase

    • B.

      Weighed 30 tons

    • C.

      Contained over 17,000 transistors

    • D.

      Helped stop World War II

    Correct Answer
    B. Weighed 30 tons
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "weighed 30 tons". This suggests that the ENIAC computer, introduced in 1945, was an extremely heavy machine, weighing 30 tons. This information provides insight into the size and scale of the computer, indicating that it was a large and cumbersome device.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following is a “Web browser”?

    • A.

      Mosaic

    • B.

      Internet Explorer

    • C.

      MS-DOS

    • D.

      Windows 3.0

    Correct Answer
    A. Mosaic
    Explanation
    Mosaic is a web browser. It was one of the first web browsers and played a significant role in popularizing the World Wide Web. It was developed in 1993 and was the first browser to display text and images together on a web page. Mosaic was known for its user-friendly interface and was widely used before other browsers like Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator became popular.

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  • 21. 

    Tools do what to human capability?

    • A.

      Dehumanize it

    • B.

      Extend it

    • C.

      Change teaching and learning

    • D.

      Augment it

    Correct Answer
    B. Extend it
    Explanation
    Tools extend human capability by providing individuals with the ability to accomplish tasks and achieve goals that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to achieve. They enhance human abilities by increasing efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness. Tools act as an extension of human capabilities, enabling individuals to perform tasks faster, more accurately, and with greater ease. They can also expand the range of tasks that humans can perform, allowing them to reach new levels of creativity and innovation. Overall, tools empower individuals to go beyond their natural limitations and achieve greater success in various aspects of life.

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  • 22. 

    The most dramatic change in computing; now compared to before (10 – 20 years ago)

    • A.

      Amount of screen space

    • B.

      Amount of info

    • C.

      Larger storage capacity

    • D.

      Smaller computers

    Correct Answer
    B. Amount of info
    Explanation
    The most dramatic change in computing compared to 10-20 years ago is the amount of information that can be accessed and processed. With the advent of the internet and advancements in data storage and processing technologies, computers now have the ability to handle and store vast amounts of information. This has revolutionized various industries and sectors, enabling faster and more efficient data analysis, communication, and decision-making processes.

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  • 23. 

    E.N.I.A.C. was used for?

    • A.

      Counting people (census)

    • B.

      Counting enemy soldiers

    • C.

      Mathematical calculations

    • D.

      Calculating artillery trajectories

    Correct Answer
    D. Calculating artillery trajectories
    Explanation
    The correct answer is calculating artillery trajectories. ENIAC, which stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, was a large electronic computer that was primarily used by the United States Army during World War II. One of its main purposes was to calculate and predict the trajectories of artillery shells, which helped in accurately aiming and hitting targets. ENIAC's ability to perform complex mathematical calculations quickly and accurately made it a valuable tool for military applications.

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  • 24. 

    What is the percentage of teachers who don’t use technology appropriately?

    • A.

      80

    • B.

      85

    • C.

      90

    • D.

      95

    Correct Answer
    D. 95
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 95. This means that 95% of teachers do not use technology appropriately. This suggests that a majority of teachers are not effectively incorporating technology into their teaching practices.

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  • 25. 

    The three parts of the ICT curriculum?

    • A.

      Projects, foundations, communications

    • B.

      Productivity, foundations, creativity

    • C.

      Productivity, foundation, communication

    • D.

      Processes, application, communication

    Correct Answer
    C. Productivity, foundation, communication
    Explanation
    The three parts of the ICT curriculum are productivity, foundation, and communication. These three parts cover different aspects of information and communication technology education. Productivity focuses on the use of technology to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in various tasks and activities. Foundation involves learning the fundamental concepts, principles, and skills related to ICT. Communication emphasizes the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate using technology tools and platforms.

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