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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, Davids Music Jam, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch 10.5 years ago on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,868 pages and 11,682,604 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on Linkedin.com and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon


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acronym

Acronym

An acronym is an abbreviation formed from letters in a phrase or a word. Usually these components are individual lettersor parts of words or names.

Here are a few examples:

AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

CD: (cee-dee) Compact Disc (commonly referred to aas a music CD

CD-ROM: (cee-dee-[rɒm]) Compact Disc read-only memory

DVD: digital video disc

FAQ: frequently asked question

Gestapo: Geheime Staatspolizei (‘secret state police’)

IBM: International Business Machines

Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization

Laser: light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation

LOL: Laughing Out Loud

Nabisco: National Biscuit Company

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization

[ON]: Ontario

OPP: Ontario Provincial Police

Radar: radio detection and ranging

Scuba: self-contained underwater breathing apparatus

SMS: Short Message Service Taser: Thomas A. Swift's electric rifle

VHS: Video Home System. A consumer-level analog recording videotape-based cassette standard developed by Victor Company of Japan (JVC) in early 1970


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