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Parts of a Computer

Unit 2: Hardware, Software, & File Management

TermDefinition
Monitor Typically made of a thin film transistor liquid and also known as an electronic visual display
CPU The key component of a computer system, which contains the circuitry necessary to interpret and execute program instructions
Keyboard A panel of keys that operate a computer
Mouse A pointing device for 2D motion
Printer Makes a persistent human-readable representation of graphics or texts on paper of similar physical media
Microphone A device to record voice and other sounds
Speakers Used to produce audio output
Motherboard The thing that links all of the components of a computer. It has the slots and connections for RAM, GPU, ports for the connections to CD Drives, hard drives, etc.
Computer A multipurpose device that accepts input, processes data, stores data, and produces output, all according to a series of stored commands.
Output Device The results produced by the computer can be display, transmitted, or printed on one of these.
Input Device A device that can input data or help the user interact with the computer.
Hex Value A six-digit value used in HTML, CSS, SVG, and other computing applications to represent colors.
WYSIWYG An editor or program that allows a developer to see what the end result will look like while the interface or document is being created; acronym for "what you see is what you get"
Resume a document used by a person to present their backgrounds and skills.
Operating System the software that supports a computer's basic functions, such as scheduling tasks, executing applications, and controlling peripherals.
Hardware any physical device used in or with a computer
Software a collection of code installed onto your computer's hard drive
ePortfolio an electronic collection of evidence that shows your learning journey over time
SMART Goals Goals that are written in a format that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely
Domain Name the unique address where people can find your website
Contrast Using visual weight to focus attention and highlight the most important points that the viewer should notice on a webpage
Repetition ties objects or images together by repeating visual aspects
Alignment indicates organization by using margins to either align either left, right, center, or justified
Proximity creates relationships with objects on a web page by grouping items that are related together
Created by: kristijoyner