Below is a list of common terms used within the HTH Archive. These words were selected specifically to allow for ease of navigation.
Databases are individual collections of media, writings, and/or activity prompts whether they be a previously constructed online course (e.g. the New School Creation Massive Open Online Course) or a collection of specific entries related to a specific collection (e.g. High Tech High Unboxed or High Tech High Videos). Each database as its own dedicated homepage allowing for the download of the database in its entirety.
Online Course Database
Archived Online Course Databases are encouraged to be downloaded in their entirety if the user is looking to complete the online course as it was originally intended. All Online Course Databases have been modified from their original presentation in order to be completed offline by the downloading user. Entries from the online course databases have been edited for brevity when considered for inclusion within the general search results of the HTH Archive. Thus the full download of an Online Course Database includes information (such as companion manuals for taking the course offline after downloading) that will not appear within the general search results of the HTH Archive.
An Entry refers to any listing resulting from a search within the HTH Archive or within a Database. All Entries are labeled as one of six different possible Categories: Activity, Audio, Document, Image, Text, or Video. All six Categories of Entry appear within search results when not specifying one of the six.
Refers to any kind of activity prompt. Activity prompts usually are exercises or lesson plans intended for individuals or groups. Possible extensions of downloaded Activity files include: .txt, .pdf.
Refers to any kind of audible sound file. Audio files usually are, but not limited to, sound effects, interviews, podcasts, or music. Possible extensions of downloaded Audio files include: .mp3, .wav
Refers to any kind of curated document. Document files usually are, but not limited to, ebooks, readings, magazine clippings, or forms. Possible file extensions of downloaded Document files include: .pdf
Refers to any kind of imagery. Image files usually are, but not limited to, screenshots, photography, animated gifs, flyers, etc. Possible file extensions of downloaded Images files include: .png, .jpeg, .jpg, .gif
Refers to any kind of written copy contained within a database. Text files usually are, but not limited to, instructions, activity prompts, directions, tutorials, etc. Possible file extensions of downloaded Text files include: .txt
Refers to any kind of videography. Video files usually are, but not limited to, animation, tutorials documentaries, instructional videos, student films, etc. Possible file extensions of downloaded Video files include: .mp4, .mov
Category: Unboxed Cards
Refers to the pdf versions of physical cards that were originally included with issues of the HTH periodical Unboxed. These cards each feature a project from HTH on them.
Below is a list of classroom subjects that are used for sorting within the HTH Archive. These were chosen based on State and federal standards. Below each subject is a list of different areas that each subject covers.
Writing, brainstorming, final paper, reading, classic literature, modern literature, foreign language.
Social Studies, History, US History, US Geography, World History, World Geography, World Culture, World Geography, European History, European Culture, European Geography, American Government, Civics, Economics.
Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Geometry, 2D Geometry, 3D Geometry, Calculus.
Laboratory Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Earth Science, Space Science, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Science.
Visual Art, Performing Art, Dance, Drama, Theater, Music.
Spanish, French, American Sign Language (ASL), Classical Language, Greek, Latin.
This subject designation does not align clearly with any individual subject heading above. Examples of this include things like GNP, Robotics, and Debate. However some projects, such as GNP, would also cross into visual arts, economics, and English.