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Keywords: technology, Vocabulary
Subject(s): Drama, Journalism, Technology, Video
Grades 9 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
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School: Northeastern High School, Elizabeth Cty, NC
Planned By: Jennifer Simons
Original Author: Jennifer Simons, Elizabeth Cty
Confusing High Tech Buzz Words - What do they mean?!?

Part A: Complete worksheet:

For each word below: A. Find a non-tech definition of the word, B. Use the word correctly in a sentence, and C. Draw or cut and paste a picture or symbol that helps to explain the word to non-techs.

1. Green Washing
a. _
b. _
2. Pixel
a. ____
b. _____
3. De-duping
a. _____
b. _____
4. Virtualization
a. ______
b. _____
5. Web2.0
a. ____
b. ___
6. Versioning
a. ____
b. ____<br>7. Cookie
a. ______
b. _____
8. WordClouds
a. _____
b. ____
9. Big Data
a. _______
b. ___________
10. Cloud Computing
a. ______
b. ______

Part B: In pairs, use story boards to create a fable using all 10 words. Record your story and upload to Vimeo. The best stories will be used on ETV.
Storyboards: 10 Points
Creative/funny/interesting story: 30 points
Story uses all 10 words: 20 Points
Definition of words are clear: 30 points
Fable completed on time/uploaded properly: 10 points
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Vocabulary words can be changed to another curriculum.
"Best of" is shown on student news show. Students complete survey on the activity.
Answer yes or no:
I enjoyed this project
I liked working with my partner
My partner was a big help on this project
My video is the best.
I am pleased with the results of my video.
I would like to do another project similar to this in the future.
Materials: Keyboarding, Word Processor, Mice, Keyboards, Memory Cards, Batteries, Tripods, Video Tools, Video Cameras, Screen Capture, Music