TExES Tech Apps Review- Hardware & Pedagogy

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This section combines a quick hardware review along with some pedagogy that will be helpful on the TExES EC-12 Tech Apps exam. Pedagogy in this area (like others) is difficult to assess. When confronted with pedagagy questions, always ask "What's best for students? " Remember that it's not the latest and greatest hardware and software that accomplishes technology integration- but rather a teacher who is comfortable with technology. Technology motivates, but it's the teacher that gets the job done! Make sure your answers are curriculum-focused. Technology is just a vehicle to accomplish core curriculum objectives.

Sample Question

Which of the following is NOT a task of the operating system?

Controlling Peripherals

Recognize input

Manage memory

Send output to the monitor

All of these are tasks of the OS

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a task of the operating system?
    • A. 

      Controlling Peripherals

    • B. 

      Recognize input

    • C. 

      Manage memory

    • D. 

      Send output to the monitor

    • E. 

      All of these are tasks of the OS

  • 2. 
    For a student with upper body paralysis, which would be the most appropriate adaptive solution?
    • A. 

      Text-to-speech converter

    • B. 

      High-contrast display

    • C. 

      Adaptive keyboard

    • D. 

      Speech-to-text converter

  • 3. 
    Which of the following can you NOT do with a CD-R?
    • A. 

      Read data from it

    • B. 

      Write data to it

    • C. 

      Write over existing data on it

    • D. 

      Store up to 650 MB on it

  • 4. 
    In any distance learning model, as the teacher it is very important that you...
    • A. 

      Inform the user on the other end of expected outcomes

    • B. 

      Use at least a T-1 line

    • C. 

      Grade all students using the same criteria, regardless of the location

    • D. 

      Proctor exams with the assistance of a site administrator

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      A scan converter

    • B. 

      A 5.1 sound card

    • C. 

      Firewire (IEEE1394) connections

    • D. 

      A high-speed USB2.0 connection

  • 6. 
    What is the purpose of a modem?
    • A. 

      To fax from your computer

    • B. 

      To communicate data over telephone lines

    • C. 

      To convert digital signals into analog signals

    • D. 

      All of these are functions of a modem

  • 7. 
    The best way to keep current with technology education practices, is to...
    • A. 

      Teach classes to beginning users

    • B. 

      Take new classes yourself

    • C. 

      Read journals/blogs in education technology

    • D. 

      Join ISTE

  • 8. 
    Software that allows you to try out full versions of the software for free and do not expire but ask for you to send money to the author is termed...
    • A. 

      Illegal

    • B. 

      Shareware

    • C. 

      Freeware

    • D. 

      Demo

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      If students can repeat the activity without assistance.

    • B. 

      If students mastered the curriculum objectives

    • C. 

      If students can explain the steps in designing the project

    • D. 

      If students can pass an appropriate follow-up assessment

  • 10. 
    Studies show that successful interaction between students and computers hinges upon students being...
    • A. 

      Motivated

    • B. 

      Assessed

    • C. 

      Reassured

    • D. 

      Comfortable