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Keyboarding Vocab

Hardware The physical part of the computer such as the keyboardm, mouse, computer case, and monitor
Personal Computer A PC is a small computer designed for an individual user
Microprocessor In a PC is often called the CPU (central processing unit)
Disk Drive Hardware that holds, reads from, and writes to a computer disk
Hard Drive Storage device located inside the computer
Monitor The device that displays text and graphics generated by a computer
Keyboard A set of keys for computer input
Mouse A pointing device that is used to move the cursor on the computer screen
Peripherals Any piece of hardware connected to a computer. Examples include the monitor, keyboard,mouse and:
Scanner An input device that reads images or text and converts the data into digital signals
Speech Recognition Headset Headphones and microphone used with a computer
Printer An output device that produces computer images on paper
Handwriting tablet Input device using handwriting recognition
Software The computer program that tells the computer what to do. Word processing, spreadsheets, and databases are examples of computer software
Operating System Software that controls the basic operations of the computer. The operating system we are using in Microsoft Windows XP
Application Software The software that allows the user to perform a task. Examples include word processing, spreadsheets, and typing programs
Network A group of interconnected computers, including the hardware and software to connect them
Login Name Series of letters and/or numbers that identifies you to the computer
Password A series of letters and/or numbers that you use to gain access to computer files
Acceptable Use Policies Rules to follow when using a computer network
Computer Interface The means by which users get information and give commands to a computer
Text Interface The user must type text to tell the computer what to do
Graphical User Interface GUI interface means that pictures, called ICONS are used to stand for programs
Desktop The main screen interface in Windows
Menus and Toolbars A list or display of information
Dialog Box Displays when software needs more information to carry a task
Files used to store digital info
Folders Used to organize files (subfolders)
Path The drive, folders, and subfolders that show the location of a document
My Computer used to manage your files/delete a file/rename a file/ copy a file/ Move a file
Input The way you put data into a computer
Processing The way data is changed or used
Output The way you get data out of a computer
Distribution Sending the data to people
Storage Saving the data
Created by: Eric Dick