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Alias A file that points to another item, such as a program, document, folder, or disk.
Byte A unit of space. It is also used to represent a series of seven or eight ASCII code digits representing a character.
Dingbats Picture fonts
Environmental Probe computer peripheral that senses environmental data and communicates reading directly into the computer for recording and storage (e.g., pH sensor, humidity sensor)
HTML The coding language used to create internet documents. An acronym for HyperText Markup Language
ISP (Internet Service Provider) A group that provides access to the internet. An acronym for Internet Service Provider
MPEG A format for viewing digital video files. An acronym for Motion Picture Experts Group
ROM Read Only Memory. Readable memory that cannot be corrupted by accidental erasure. ROM retains its data when the computer is turned off.
Telecommunications includes all types of electronic communication services, including satellite, fiber-optic, computer-based transmission, telephone, and radio
Terabyte (TB) It's about a trillion bytes. Actually it's 2 to the 40th power or 1,009,511,627,776 bytes.
Trademark is a word, name, symbol, or device which is used in trade with goods to indicate the source of the goods and to distinguish them from the goods of others
Ethernet a system for connecting a number of computer systems to form a LAN, with protocols to control the passing of information and to avoid simultaneous transmission by two or more systems
FAQ An acronym for Frequently Asked Questions
GIF An image format, an acronym for Graphical Interchange Format
.com A website extension that identifies the site as a commercial site
.edu A website extension that identifies the site as an educational institution, usually a college or university
.org A website extension that identifies the site as a non-profit, non-governmental organization
Buffer The buffer is a section of the computer where data is stored before being used. This buffering allows time for an application to fix differences in bit rates among other things. It creates a space of time for compensation.
Cache A memory section of the hard drive that holds information while the CPU is working on it
CD-ROM (Compact Disc-Read-Only Memory) a storage media that is able to store up to 660MB of information (e.g., text, graphics, audio, and full-motion video)
Chevron Double arrows at end of tool bar that allow you to show buttons on two rows
Configure to set the details or structure of a system (e.g., operating system)
Copyright a form of protection provided to the authors of “original works of authorship” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished
Curriculum Framework serves as a bridge between standards and the classroom and provides curriculum content, organization, and presentation
Curriculum Standard activities used in classroom instruction to teach the benchmarked standard
Desktop Publishing the use of a computer to produce documents for publication
Dialog Box A box that contains a message, often requesting more information or allowing you to select among options
Domain A group of computers whose hostnames share a common suffix, the "domain name". The last component of this is the top-level domain.
Drill down Moving from a general level to a detailed level
Extension The three-letter extension that tells a user that a document was saved in Word
Graphic Applications Software one of a number of types of computer software that enables the user to create or manipulate illustrations, graphs, drafting products, and a variety of other images
Hypertext This is a markup language that allows for non-linear transfers of data. The method allows your computer to provide the computational power rather than attaching to a mainframe and waiting for it to do the work for you.
Intranet a local or restricted communications network, especially a private network created using World Wide Web software
Java A program that recreates information so it can be read by most computers
Jump drive Memory stick—portable place to save files
Macro A series of actions that occur following one key stroke
Master-slave The relationship between a dominant drive and the secondary one
Mouse-over To “float” the cursor over a command until some information shows
Netiquette Proper manners on the internet
Numbered outline An indented list using numbers/ letters to organize information
Overwrite Destroy (data) or the data in (a file) by entering new data in its place.
Photo-manipulation the ability to alter a scanned photo image
Platform computer hardware and the operating system that runs on it (e.g., a Macintosh computer or Windows-based PC)
Presentation Hardware/Software computer hardware/software designed to support presentations involving multimedia (e.g., PowerPoint)
Spyware is a type of malware (malicious software) installed on computers that collects information about users without their knowledge.
Standard a description of what students should know and be able to do at the highest level of generality (e.g. concept)
Trademark is a word, name, symbol, or device which is used in trade with goods to indicate the source of the goods and to distinguish them from the goods of others
URL A standard address on the world wide web. An acronym for Uniform Resources Locator
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