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Leach Tech Literacy

STEM Terms from Unit 2: Technology Literacy

Applications Computer programs with a user interface
Boolean Search Logic Combining words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT and NEAR (otherwise known as Boolean operators) to limit, widen, or define your Internet search
Browser A program that accesses and displays files and other data available on the Internet and other networks
Communication The imparting or exchanging of information or news
CPU (Central Processing Unit) The key component of a computer system, which contains the circuitry necessary to interpret and execute program instructions
Digital Camera Camera that records and stores digital images
Digital Video Camera A video camera is a camera used for electronic motion picture acquisition, initially developed by the television industry but now common in other applications as well
Download To copy data from one computer system to another or to a disk
E-Mail To communicate electronically on the computer
Hardware The machines, wiring, and other physical components of a computer or other electronic system
HTML Hypertext Markup Language, a standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphic, and hyperlink effects on World Wide Web pages
Hyperlink A link from a hypertext file or document to another location or file, typically activated by clicking on a highlighted word or image on the screen
Internet An international computer network providing e-mail and information from computers in educational institutions, government agencies, and industry, accessible to the general public via modem links
Science The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment
Software The programs and other operating information used by a computer
Surf To browse the Internet; look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
Technology The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
URL Uniform Resource Locator; a location or address identifying where documents can be found on the Internet; a Web address
Virus A piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data
WWW World Wide Web; a system of interlinked hypertext documents contained on the Internet
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