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WYSIWYG: An acronym for “What You See Is What You Get.” The text and graphics shown on your screen will match you printouts.
Worm: A computer file designed to do damage to a network.
WWW (World Wide Web): The section of the internet that allows access to text graphics and sound.
Word wrap: This occurs when you get to the end of aline and continue typing the text then go to the next line.
Word processing: Using keyboarding skills to producedocuments such as letters, reports, manuals, and newsletters.
Web address: Uniform Resource Locator (URL).
Virus: A computer program designed to damage computer files.
Vandalism: The intention act of destroying computer files or computer networks.
Value: The term for a number in a spreadsheet that can be added, subtracted, multiplied or divided.
User name: First part of an email address. Example: support is the user name of the following email address. support@studyisland.com
URL Address- Uniform Resource Locator: Web site address. Example: http://studyisland.com
Text: Words on a page
Telecommunication: The act of send and receiving information within a globe
Table: Columns and rows of cells that can be filled with text that are used to organize information>
Storyboard: A graphic organizer used for planning a developing a multimedia, such as a report/presentation.
Thesaurus: A feature in most word processors used to replace a word in a document.
Stand Alone Computer: A computer that does not rely upon any other computer or server to work
Spreadsheet: An application that can be used to organize, analyise, and manage information (Excel).
Sort: Arranging information in a specific order.
Software/Application: Programs that allow you to accomplish certain tasks such as write letters, sort files, draw pictures, and play games.
Shareware: Software that can be tried before you purchase.
Server: A special computer used to store programs and files and then sends them out to other computers on by one or all at a time.
Select or Highlight: To choose part of a document by clicking and dragging over it with the mouse to highlight the text.
Security: Protection of computer, computer files or a computer network from use without permission of the owner or owners.
Search Strategies: 1 Try to remember URL. 2 Use subject directories. 3 Use key words in search engines.
Search Engines: Software that searches, gathers and indentifies info based on key words.
Search: To look for specific info.
Save As: To save a document with a new name.
Save: To storing information on a floppy disk, hard drive or CD for later use. Work should be saved often, every 5 or 10 minutes, to make sure your latest changes are safely recorded.
Row: The horizontal divisions in a spreadsheet named with a number.
Retrieve: Open a saved document.
Record: A collection of related field and entries.
Public Domain: Software written and then donated to the public. Anyone can use and copy public domain software free of charge, but it is not always the same quality as commercial software.
Probeware: Computer-assisted data collection tools.
Printer: A hardware device used to make a paper copy of what is created on the computer.
Print: A hardware device used to make a paper copy of what is created on the computer.
Portrait: The default page setup that prints the document vertically.
Pie graph: Circle divided into pieces that look like a pie.
Pictogram: Pictures used to create a bar graph chart.
Paste: To insert information that was copied.
Password: A code for the security protection.
Page Set Up: The term reference to the way a document is fromated to print.
OR: Advance search strategy using specific words.
Online Saftey: Precautions taken to protect personal info.
Online Resources: Internet information available to a computer user.
Numeric Keypad: The portion of a keyboard, set up like an adding machine or calculator used to enter numbers and equations quickly into the computer.
Non-linear: Not moving in a straight line or path; a multimedia presentation that transistions from one image to another in an order that is present, but not in a straight path.
Network: A system of connected computers that allows the sharing of files and equipment. There are two types of networks: local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN).
Multimedia: To use a combination of text, pictures, sounds, movies, and/ or animation in a presentation.
Mouse: A tool used to move the cursor and pointer around the screen.
Monitor: The device with a screen used to show computer images.
Searching: Symbols used in advanced searching. < Less than = Equal to
Links: Connections that bridge one image, page, or word to another.
Linear: Moving in a straight line in order.
Line Spacing: The span between lines of text.
Keyword: A word or refernce point used to describe content on a Web page that search engines use to search for content.
Keyboard: The hardware that you type on.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group: A standard for shrinking graphics so that they can be sent faster between modems.
Internet: Term given to the network of computers that provide information worldwide.
Indent: To set the first line of a paragraph in.
Illustration: Clip art, graphics on a computer.
Hyperlink or Hypertext: Special text when clicked jumps the use from one place to another.
Label: The name of a colum in a spread sheet.
Landscape: The wide version of a page layout.
Line graph: A tool used to display trends and compare data.
Host: The name given to a computer directly connected to the internet.
Home row: Keys on the keyboard with fingers of the left hand are on A-S-D-F and fingers on the right hand on J-K-L-;.
Home page: An introductory screen on a Web page on the World Wide Web, used to welcome visitors.
Highlight or Select: To choose part of a document by clicking and dragging over it with the mouse to highlight the text.
Hardware: Part of the computer system such as a keyboard, screen, mouse, joystick, printer, speakers, etc.
Hacker: An unauthorized person who secretly gains access to computer files.
Graphic: Images/pictures created, edited, and/ or published using a computer.
Graph: A picture shows the relationship of one or more sets of numbers to each other.
GIF (Graphic Interchange Format): A file format for pictures, photographs, and drawings. These images are compressed and sent quicker.
Freeware: Software written and then donated to the public that is open for any use.
Format: To set the margins, tabs, font or line spacing in layout of a document.
Font: The shape and style of text.
Firewall: Technology that prevents users from visiting inappropriate Web sites, and protects the network form unauthorized users.
File: A set of related records in a database.
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