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Technology Terms

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TermDefinition
Explorer A program in Windows that displays all files, folders and programs available on a computer
Fill Background color of a picture, text box or diagram
Graphics The digital version of an image, a photograph, or a picture displayed on a monitor screen
GIF An image format, an acronym for Graphical Interchange Format
Export To save data or pictures in a form other programs can read
Content Standard A description of what students should know and be able to do within a particular discipline or content domain
Chevron Double arrows at end of tool bar that allow you to show buttons on two rows
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.
Drop down Menu A menu that has multiple commands that show when you select it
.org A website extension that identifies the site as a non-profit, non-governmental organization
Cache A memory section of the hard drive that holds information while the CPU is working on it
C++ A popular programming language
Byte A unit of space. It is also used to represent a series of seven or eight ASCII code digits representing a character.
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)
Cc Carbon copy or Confidential Copy—send a copy of an email to another person
Configure To set the details or structure of a system (e.g., operating system)
Curriculum Standard Activities used in classroom instruction to teach the benchmarked standard
Curriculum Framework Serves as a bridge between standards and the classroom and provides curriculum content, organization, and presentation
Database One or more large structured sets of persistent data, usually associated with software to update and query the data.
Desktop Publishing The use of a computer to produce documents for publication
Domain A group of computers whose hostnames share a common suffix, the "domain name". The last component of this is the top-level domain.
Drop down arrow The black arrow next to a tool that provides selections within a tool
Drill down Moving from a general level to a detailed level
Environmental Probe 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)
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
Extension The three-letter extension that tells a user that a document was saved in Word
Floppy Drive A location on the computer that holds a removable disk
Gigabyte (GB) It's about a billion bytes. Actually it's 2 to the 30th power or 1,073,741,824.
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
Graphic organizing software Graphic organizing software - Visual representation of the material a student is learning (e.g charts
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