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Technology terms

Vocabs for upcoming quiz 1

TermDefinition
Application A program that lets you complete a task, such as writing a paper, poster, designing an image, or viewing a Webpage.
Benchmark translation of a standard into what students should know and be able to do developmentally appropriate levels.
Buffer A section of the computer where data is stored before being used. Allows to fix differences in bit rates in an application.
Byte unit of space, represented by seven or eight code digits ASCII code digits.
C++ popular programming language
Cache memory section of a hard drive that holds the information
Cc Carbon copy/Confidential copy sends a copy of an email to another person
CD-ROM storage device that is able to store up to 660 MB of info.
Chevron double arrows at the end of tool bar which allow you to show button on two rows.
Clip Art graphs and pictures
Clipboard A window program that saves the info you copy that could be used for later.
Configure set the details or structure of a system
Content Standard description of what students should know what and be able to do.
Curriculum Framework a bridge between standards and the classroom which provides curriculum content, organization, and presentation.
Cursor visually distinct mark where you can insert newly typed text, moves when text is typed.
Data recorded or used for processing. Stuff that transfers between computers.
Database One or more large structured sets of persistent data, usually associated with software and query that data/
Desktop windows-generated look of the computer before programs are opened with icons. task bar, and clouds.
Desktop Publishing use of a computer to produce documents for publication.
Dingbats picture fonts
Doc a three-letter extension that tells a user that the document was saved on Microsoft Word.
Domain a group of computers whose hostnames share a common suffix.
Drill Down moving from general level to detailed leve
Drop down arrow black arrow next to a tool that provides selections within a tool
Environmental Probe senses environmental data and communicates reading directly into a computer for recording and storage.
Ethernet connecting a number of computer systems to form a LAN, which controls the passing of info and avoid simultaneous transmission.
Export save data or pictures in a form other programs can read.
Firewall designed to block unauthorized access while permitting outside communication.
Floppy Drive location on the computer that holds a removable disk.
Gigabyte billion of bytes, 2 to the 30th horsepower.
Graphic Applications Software enables the user to create and manipulate illustrations, graphs, drafting products, and a variety of images.
Graphic organizer diagram that organizes info on a topic.
graphic organizing software visual representation of the material a student is learning
graphics digital version of an image.
hits number of matches made by the search engine.
homepage page of the internet which often gives users access to the rest of the website.
hourglass shows that the computer is thinking
hover float the cursor over a command until the info shows
html coded language to created inter documents
hypertext markup language that allows non-linear transfers of data. Allows computational power rather attacking the mainframe.
input device used to transfer data from the outside world into the computer system
internet world wide network of computers in which every computer can get info,
intranet local or private network of computers, WWW
Java recreates info so it could be readable.
jump drive memory stick to save files
LAn limited to the immediate area.
link connect to one page of the internet
login attach to a computer.
macro series of commands that follows one key stroke.
master-slave relationship between primary and secondary drives.
menu bar activates drop down menus
mouse-over float the cursor over a command until the info shows.
nettiquette proper manners of the internet
network sends and receives data
numbered outline indented list using numbers/letters to organize info.
operating system controls a computer and it's peripherals.
output drives used to transfer data out of the computer in a form of text, image, sounds, or other media to a display screen, printer,
overwrite destroy data into entering new ones
platform computer hardware and the operating system that runs it
RAM acts as a storage while the computer is on, erase when computer is off.
ROM keeps it's data when the computer is off.
router device forwards data packets to the appropriate parts of a computer network.
software actual code of the computer that the computer reads.
spyware malware that collects info without us knowing.
standard describes what students should know and be able to do it.
switch connects network segments
taskbar shows what programs are opened
telecommunications types of communication devices, (e.g telephones, satellite, radio)
toolbar collection of icons that make choices available.
trademark word, name, symbol, or device which is used in trade.
transition one slide goes into another
upload transfers programs from small "client" to central "host."
Created by: bluebird96