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.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
Application A software program that lets you complete a task, such as writing a paper, creating a poster, designing an image, or viewing a Web page.
Backup To save a second copy of data files, in case the first one doesn’t work
Benchmark – a translation of a standard into what the student should know and be able to do at developmentally appropriate levels (i.e., grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12)
Browser The software application that allows you to view Internet pages.
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
C++ A popular programming language
Cache - A memory section of the hard drive that holds information while the CPU is working on it
Cc Carbon copy or Confidential Copy—send a copy of an email to another person
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)
Cells The intersection of a row and a column in Excel—where data can be inserted
Chevron Double arrows at end of tool bar that allow you to show buttons on two rows
Clip Art Graphics, pictures, sometimes called click-art
Clipboard - A windows program that saves information you copy, to be pasted into a program later
Columns The vertical arrangement of cells identified by a letter in Excel
Computer is a programmable machine designed to automatically carry out a sequence of arithmetic or logical operations.
Computer virus A destructive computer program that invades by means of a normal program and damages
Configure – to set the details or structure of a system (e.g., operating system)
Content Standard a description of what students should know and be able to do within a particular discipline or content domain
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authorship” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished
CPU Central Processing Unit. The CPU is the hardware that most people consider the "brain" of the computer.
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
Cursor visually distinct mark on a display indicating where newly typed text will be inserted. The cursor moves as text is typed and, in most modern editors, can be moved around within a document by the user to change the insertion point.
Data Anything that is recorded or used for processing. The stuff that transfers between computers needed a name -- data seemed good.
Database One or more large structured sets of persistent data, usually associated with software to update and query the data.
Desktop The windows-generated look of the computer before programs are opened with icons, taskbar, and clouds
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
Digital Your CD player is digital. It is a series of small samples of data playing together very quickly (30,000 times a second). Digital recording of information means representing the bits of data through ones and zeros. Playing the bits back to again create wh
Dingbats Picture fonts
Disk - Either hard or floppy. Used to store data
Doc The three-letter extension that tells a user that a document was saved in Word
Domain A group of computers whose hostnames share a common suffix, the "domain name". The last component of this is the top-level domain.
Download - To save a file onto your computer from another source, like the Internet. People often download files, such as free-ware, share-ware, for installations, and sounds, movie clips, text files, or news streams onto their computer for viewing or listening.
Drag To select with the left mouse button and move to a new location
Drill down Moving from a general level to a detailed level
Drop down arrow The black arrow next to a tool that provides selections within a tool
Drop down Menu A menu that has multiple commands that show when you select it
E-Mail (Electronic Mail) correspondence across a network by way of an on-line message-handling computer program
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