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  Jesse James Garrett: Visual Vocabulary for Information Architecture
A visual vocabulary is a set of symbols used to describe something (usually a system, structure, or process).
The vocabulary described here may be used by an information architect or interaction designer to describe, at a high level, the structure and/or flow of the user experience of a Web site.
The vocabulary should not favor the use of any particular software tool, but should instead enable architects to work with the tools they are most comfortable using.
www.jjg.net /ia/visvocab   (3398 words)

  
 RDF Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF Schema
This specification does not attempt to enumerate all the possible forms of vocabulary description that are useful for representing the meaning of RDF classes and properties.
Instead, the RDF vocabulary description strategy is to acknowledge that there are many techniques through which the meaning of classes and properties can be described.
For example, an RDF vocabulary might describe limitations on the types of values that are appropriate for some property, or on the classes to which it makes sense to ascribe such properties.
www.w3.org /TR/rdf-schema   (3714 words)

  
 Vocabulary
For example, it will give you vocabulary, and when you read the English story and there is some vocabulary that you don't know, then you can use your knowledge of the story to guess what the new vocabulary is.
You can test your vocabulary by reading or listening to something, and learning the vocabulary you think will be useful.
Vocabulary Tests - find out what level you should be studying at.
elc.polyu.edu.hk /cill/vocabula.htm   (1519 words)

  
 The ICRA vocabulary and definitions
Although developed with digital media in mind, the vocabulary is independent of any technology and can be used to describe any content, whether on or offline.
The revisions were designed to strengthen the original vocabulary by building on the experience gained to date, and to allow the system to be used by the full range of digital media, not just traditional websites.
The term Erotica is included in the vocabulary to cover material that is sex-related but does not show sexual activity.
www.icra.org /vocabulary   (752 words)

  
  FOAF Vocabulary Specification
FOAF as a vocabulary cannot incorporate everything we might want to talk about that is related to people, or it would be as large as a full dictionary.
Any vocabulary described in RDF shares this basic model, which is discernable in the syntax for RDF, and which removes one level of confusion in understanding a given vocabulary, making it simpler to comprehend and therefore reuse a vocabulary that you have not written yourself.
This is particularly important for a vocabulary which describes people, since people connect to many other domains of interest, which it would be impossible (as well as suboptimal) for a single group to describe adequately in non-geological time.
www.xmlns.com /foaf/0.1   (9444 words)

  
  Building Vocabulary Games - Vocabulary Words - Reading Skills Pyramid - Time4Learning
Building vocabulary words is key to reading, to writing, to verbal expression, and in many ways, vocabulary is key to building analytical and critical thinking.
A person's vocabulary skills can be measured in terms of building receptive vocabulary (ie understanding) words and their expressive vocabulary words.
But, there are differences between skilled active readers and less skilled passive ones (see reading comprehension) Students should learn to decode vocabulary words thru a vocabulary building techniques such as context clues and word roots.
www.time4learning.com /readingpyramid/vocabulary.htm   (893 words)

  
 Vocabulary
Vocabulary Bingo : Give each student a blank bingo card and ask them to write one vocabulary word from the words they have been learning in each square.
Vocabulary Charades is a fun way for students to learn many different words by association.
Vocabulary Charades is a fresh way to introduce new words that accommodates all learning styles.
www.pekin.net /pekin108/contribute/ataylor/Vocabulary.htm   (1688 words)

  
 AFT: Publications: American Educator Spring 2001: Teaching Vocabulary
Both of us had come to the conclusion that vocabulary growth was inadequately addressed in current educational curricula, especially in the elementary and preschool years and that more teacher-centered and planned curricula were needed, just as had been the case with phonics.
If vocabulary acquisition is largely sequential in nature, it would appear possible to identify that sequence and to ensure that children at a given vocabulary level have an opportunity to encounter words they are likely to be learning next, within a context that uses the majority of the words that they have already learned.
Specifically, increased teacher-centered vocabulary work should include the deliberate introduction of a wider range of vocabulary in the early primary years through oral sources (most children are limited in what they can read at this age level), ensuring coverage of about 4,000 root words by the end of grade 2.
www.aft.org /pubs-reports/american_educator/spring2001/vocab.html   (3614 words)

  
 L517 Vocabulary
For example, vocabulary lists that include unrelated words with definitions for students to memorized are likely to be forgotten.
You also feel that students would benefit from a vocabulary activity since the text introduces a lot of vocabulary that is new to your students.
Another reason you want to do a vocabulary activity is because a lot of the vocabulary in this text is vocabulary that they will see and need to know when reading texts about other insects later in the unit.
www.indiana.edu /~l517/vocabulary.html   (1337 words)

  
 The Partnership for Reading -- Explore the Research -- Vocabulary Instruction
Vocabulary refers to the words we must know to communicate effectively.
In general, vocabulary can be described as oral vocabulary (the words we use in speaking or recognize when listening) or reading vocabulary (the words we recognize or use in print).
Vocabulary instruction should focus on important words (key words to help readers make sense of the text), useful words (words they will encounter often), and difficult words (words with multiple meanings, idiomatic words, etc.).
www.nifl.gov /partnershipforreading/explore/vocabulary.html   (298 words)

  
 Introduction--Guide to Vocabulary--Academic Support
Vocabulary is a major part of almost every standardized test, including reading achievement tests, college entrance exams, and armed forces and vocational placement tests.
Vocabulary is a key measure of both one's learning and one's ability to learn.
Studies have indicated that students with strong vocabularies are more successful in school and that a good vocabulary is an influential factor for people who enjoy successful careers in life.
academic.cuesta.edu /acasupp/as/501.HTM   (555 words)

  
 Vocabulary as a central concept in Information Science
Vocabulary can be defined as the range (or repertoire) of values in any field of bibliographic description and, in a more extended sense, the range of types in a set at any level (word, field, collection, and library).
We have spoken of multiple vocabularies as if each were straightforward and homogeneous, but any vocabulary is likely to be internally inconsistent, whether through the variation in an individual's usage or because a multiplicity of actors is involved, each with his or her personal usage (synchronous variation).
Vocabulary is also important because it is central to issues of identity, which, in turn, are central to society.
www.sims.berkeley.edu /~buckland/colisvoc.htm   (4262 words)

  
 Geometry Forum - Geometry Through Art: Vocabulary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Examples of student art work cited to draw attention to vocabulary are more effective than teacher-made or textbook-derived data.
In the ongoing process of making geometrical constructions and designs, what a student perceives, understands, and needs to know can be readily observed, not only in the way the tasks on hand are engaged, but in the comparative stages of accomplishment of student work.
Because the approach we are using is so heavily visual and kinesthetic, vocabulary is intrinsic only insofar as it is needed by students to deal with doing geometry and making art.
mathforum.org /~sarah/shapiro/shapiro.vocabulary.html   (357 words)

  
 Vocabulary.com - Most Important SAT* Words #1
There are word banks for each puzzle to assist you in your personal vocabulary acquisition.
Any questions can be directed to Jan and Carey Cook at Vocabulary University for clarification.
We want to acknowledge that the word definitions in these puzzles are used with the permission of Random House Inc. and most come from their "Random House Webster's College Dictionary".
www.vocabulary.com /AOLtopsatwords12.html   (1660 words)

  
 The WiLEARNS (Literary Education And Reading Network System) Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Vocabulary development begins when a parent responds to the sounds a baby makes.
A child responds immediately to the environment around him/her, and the parent responses contribute to the development of a child’s listening vocabulary.
Through listening to stories being read aloud, children begin to get a “sense of story.” They begin to hear words like characters, setting, problem, and dialogue, and add these terms to their ever-growing internal dictionary.
wilearns.state.wi.us /apps/default.asp?cid=467   (241 words)

  
 Building a Better Vocabulary
Building a vocabulary that is adequate to the needs of one's reading and self-expression has to be a personal goal for every writer and speaker.
Vocabulary University is a new online resource for working on groups of related vocabulary words in a puzzle format.
Vocabulary for English Language Learners is a treasury and nicely organized resources for ESL students.
grammar.ccc.commnet.edu /grammar/vocabulary.htm   (2695 words)

  
 BBC | British Council teaching English - Think - Vocabulary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Reading and listening texts are often used in the ELT classroom to practise receptive skills and / or as the introduction to a topic or language point.
The purpose for the L2 vocabulary is to be stored in much the same way as L1, which has two significant implications...
This article gives an overview of the topic of collocation in English language teaching and shows how this is a key area of study for advanced level students.This is the first of two articles on the topic.
www.teachingenglish.org.uk /think/vocabulary.shtml   (906 words)

  
 Vocabulary Intro
Darryl Miyaguchi has been good enough to point out that this 600-word vocabulary test wasn't actually written by Tejay, but was taken from another source ("The Joy of Lex", by Gyles Brandreth, which Tejay quotes).
An expanded discussion of the role of vocabulary in intelligence measurement may be found at
vocabulary tests, measuring the size of your vocabulary, and vocabulary augmentation
www.geocities.com /rnseitz/Vocabulary_Intro.html   (288 words)

  
 Getty Vocabulary Program (Research at the Getty)
The Getty vocabularies can be used in three ways: at the data entry stage, by catalogers or indexers who are describing works of art, architecture, material culture, archival materials, visual surrogates, or bibliographic materials; as knowledge bases, providing information for researchers; and as search assistants to enhance end-user access to online resources.
The AAT is a structured vocabulary of around 34,000 concepts, including 131,000 terms, descriptions, bibliographic citations, and other information relating to fine art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, and material culture.
The TGN is a structured vocabulary containing around 912,000 records, including 1.1 million names, place types, coordinates, and descriptive notes, focusing on places important for the study of art and architecture.
www.getty.edu /research/tools/vocabulary   (278 words)

  
 Vocabulary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Vocabulary from Classical Roots: this one is designed for junior and senior high study.
The illustrations show what may well be in a child's mind when she hears expressions such as a king who rained, fork in the road, mole on the nose, playing bridge, children with bear feet, prince in the snow, etc. Trade paper.
The vocabulary words and high-interest content are drawn from the upper elementary grade levels, but the reading level is targeted for struggling readers at the primary reading level so they can learn the words they need to function effectively at their grade levels.
www.barbsbooks.com /vocabula.htm   (3573 words)

  
 Teachers: Content Literacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Good vocabulary instruction emphasizes useful words (words that students see frequently), important words (key words that help students understand the text), and difficult words (idiomatic words, words with more than one meaning, etc.).
This site includes a number of strategies related to learning vocabulary, such as a general approach to unfamiliar vocabulary words, predictions based on the context, word elements, and do's and don'ts of teaching vocabulary (Scroll down for vocabulary section).
This is an overview article on one approach to teaching vocabulary that includes focusing on vocabulary learning, moving from isolation to context, and selecting words for instruction.
www.literacymatters.org /content/readandwrite/vocab.htm   (467 words)

  
 Article
The study, conducted between 2004 and 2005, found that the Building Academic Vocabulary program enhances students' abilities to read and understand subject matter content and ultimately helps students build a store of academic background knowledge that raises their academic achievement.
In written and multiple choice assessments, the students who participated in the Building Academic Vocabulary program showed greater mean scores on the comprehension of new reading material that were statistically significant across the general literacy, mathematics, and science subject areas.
The expected passing rates for the Building Academic Vocabulary participants exceeded the control groups across all measures by percentages ranging from 8.4 to 14.8 percent.
www.ascd.org /portal/site/ascd/menuitem.d2b853c7f91ce6bcbfb3ffdb62108a0c/template.article?articleMgmtId=c3d181683e867010VgnVCM1000003d01a8c0RCRD   (586 words)

  
 Building Vocabulary
This requires you to accurately translate the text from your mind's eye into keystrokes on the computer, and forces you to visualize and reinforce (by typing out) the spelling of all of the text that was flashed on the screen.
In basic mode, the vocabulary is suited to children.
Being introduced to new words is the key to improving your vocabulary.
www.rocketreader.com /benefits/vocab.html   (445 words)

  
 Free Educational Software For Teachers
Each quiz randomly selects 20 question from a total of 540, offering unlimited play.
Select vocabulary quizzes for a variety of medical ailments ailments and diagnoses.
Each quiz selects 20 computer words at random from a total set of 220, therefore you can play an unlimited number of times.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /web_games_vocab.htm   (99 words)

  
 VocabularyA-Z.com: help_materials
What materials are available on Vocabulary A-Z? Vocabulary A-Z has over 3,000 words that are split into three Tiers.
Note: word activities are generated by Vocabulary A-Z based upon the list of words you have chosen.
Vocabulary is an important part of the Reading First section of No Child Left Behind.
www.vocabularya-z.com /main/ViewPage/name/help_materials   (682 words)

  
 Vocabulary - Software Development - by Vorlath
The assumption is that vocabulary and functions are equivalent.
The vocabulary you think you are using in your software needs to be understood by other programmers who look and update your code.
The greatness of a vocabulary isn't determined by the amount of words or the number of people using it, but by how many other languages assimilate its words.
my.opera.com /Vorlath/blog/2007/06/17/vocabulary   (1568 words)

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