JARGON AND ICE BREAKER BUZZWORD BINGO!
HOW TO PLAY BUZZWORD BINGO
1) Print this page
2) Take it to your next meeting
3) Listen attentively
4) Collect any six terms
Yell BINGO!, and you're a winner!
|Beyond the Banner||Value Add||Vortal||Out of the Loop||Think Outside the Box|
|Synergy||Take it Offline||Raise the Bar||Robust||Deja Vu All Over Again|
|Performance Driven||Sticky||Killer App||Category Killer||Holy Grail|
|Best-Evidence Sythesis||In Our Space||Viral||Stretch the Envelope||Metrics|
|Convergence||Strategic Fit||At the End of the Day||Authentic Assessment||On the Edge|
|Revolutionary||Disintermediation||Build Community||Scope Creep||Exponential|
|Ramp Up||Disruptive||STEM||Common Core||Reform|
|Testing||Charter Schools||College||Special Interests||Code of Ethics|
|Efficiency||Business Supply Chain||Globalization||Educrats||Financial Literacy|
"STEM" is a very catchy acronym, but it privileges technical fields over reading, literacy, and other disciplines needed for jobs in human service (broadly defined).
SHREWS fields (service, humanities, reading, education, writing, and social sciences).
STEAM (add the arts to STEM), which MIT is spearheading. This is big in the arts world in general.
Academic Tool related to public schools was designed to assist in the writing of reports, grant applications
The Official List compiled by federal agencies, nonprofit professional organizations, and not-for-profit organizations came together to agree on the definitions of common terminology used by interpreters, environmental educators, historians, and others in nonformal settings such as parks, aquariums, zoos, nature centers, historic sites, and museums.
ACE (Academic Common Experience)
Contributed by Jerry Taylor
Think back to the dim days of 1998, back before you had cable internet, back when Netscape was the best browser, back when Windows 95 was your operating system (because, as you'll recall, Windows 98 was released in ... 1999!), back when that cellphone couldn't do anything more than send and receive phone calls and your digital camera took only 640x480 resolution photos ....
System administrators coined the term "sneakernet" before 1991 to jokingly describe "transfer of electronic information by physically carrying tape, disks or some other media from one machine to another," according to Eric Raymond's Jargon File.
Circa-1998 list of computer-professional jargon
To be exploited and oppressed by your boss. Derived from the experiences of Dilbert, the geek-in-hell comic strip character. "I've been dilberted again. The old man revised the specs for the fourth time this week."
The process by which links on a web page became obsolete as the sites they're connected to change location or die.
A euphemism for old computers destined to be scrapped or turned into decorative ornaments. "I paid three grand for that Mac SE, and now it's nothing but chip jewelry."
A badly written or profoundly useless Java applet. "I just wasted 30 minutes downloading this stinkin' crapplet!"
A new hire who doesn't need any training. "The new guy, John, is great. He's totally plug-and-play."
World Wide Wait The real meaning of WWW.
CGI Joe/CGI Jane
A hard-core CGI script programmer with all the social skills and charisma of a plastic action figure.
Feelings of emptiness and dissatisfaction triggered by addictive substances that lack nutritional content. "I just spent six hours surfing the Web, and now I've got a bad case of Dorito Syndrome."
Under Mouse Arrest
Getting busted for violating an online service's rule of conduct. "Sorry I couldn't get back to you. AOL put me under mouse arrest."
Corporate-speak for sleeping with your eyes open. A popular pastime at conferences and early-morning meetings. "Didn't he notice that half the room was glazing by the second session?"
Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web message "404, URL Not Found," meaning that the document you've tried to access can't be located. "Don't bother asking him...he's 404, man."
Dead Tree Edition
The paper version of a publication available in both paper and electronic forms, as in: "The dead tree edition of the San Francisco Chronicle..."
Scanning the net, databases, print media, or research papers looking for the mention of your name.
The place you go while you're staring at a computer that's processing something very slowly (while you watch the gray bar creep across the screen). "I was in graybar land for what seemed like hours, thanks to that CAD rendering."
People who work at home or telecommute.
Squirt The Bird
To transmit a signal up to a satellite. "Crew and talent are ready...what time do we squirt the bird?"
A biproduct of a bloated mind producing informatio neffortlessly. A burst of useful information. "I know you're busy on the Microsoft story, but can you give us a brain fart on the Mitnik bust?" Variation of old hackerslang that had more negative connotations.
The disgusting buildup of dirt and crud found on computer keyboards. "Are there any other terminals I can use? This one has a bad case of keyboard plaque."
Career-Limiting Move (CLM)
Used among microserfs to describe an ill-advised activity. Trashing your boss while he or she is within earshot is a serious CLM.
The most knowledgeable, technically-proficient person in an office or work group. "Ask Larry, he's the alpha geek around here."
The rarified organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.
People who are taking training classes just to get a vacation from their jobs. "We had about three serious students in the class; the rest were tourists."
Blowing Your Buffer
Losing one's train of thought. Occurs when the person you are speaking with won't let you get a word in edgewise or has just said something so astonishing that your train gets derailed. "Damn, I just blew my buffer!"
Older, experienced business people hired by young entrepreneurial firms looking to appear more reputable and established.
To take note of a person for future reference (a metaphor borrowed from web browsers). "I bookmarked him after seeing his cool demo at Siggraph."
Nickname for AOL's less-than-full-featured Web browser.
The brief seizure people sometimes suffer when their beepers go off, especially in vibrator mode. Characterized by physical spasms, goofy facial expressions, and stopping speech in mid-sentence.
Cringeworthy Compilation of Tech Buzzwords in One Video become the nonsense cacophony of TV shows. Black Hack Crack Malware Hard Data Intrusion Fire Wall Mad Skills deep exploit application login password "meanwhile even the malware has malware".
Hackers man, they suck. Just to get rid of them you have to wire the battery to the cars starter to drain the power supply. Well, that's how you get rid of them in the CSI world at least.
Benjamin Bloom created this taxonomy for categorizing level of abstraction of questions that commonly occur in educational settings. The taxonomy provides a useful structure in which to categorize test questions, since professors will characteristically ask questions within particular levels, and if you can determine the levels of questions that will appear on your exams, you will be able to study using appropriate strategies.
* From Benjamin S. Bloom Taxonomy of educational objectives.