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CMW Vocab

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Computer Literacy having current knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses
Computer an electronic device that can accept, process, and produce data
Data a collection of unprocessed items
Information conveys meaning
Information Processing Cycle proccessing input and creating output based on instruction
Hardware electronic, electrical, and mechanical components of a computer
Input Devices (examples) keyboard, mouse, microphone, scanner, and webcam
Output Devices (examples) printers, monitor, and speakers
Storage Devices (examples) flash drives, hard disks, optical disks, and memory cards
Hard Drive internal memory on a computer using a hard disk
Flash Drive external momory unit connected using a USB port
System Unit a case that contains the electrical components of the computer
Processor the unit that interprets and carries out basic instructions
Memory stores instructuions to be executed and data required for the operations that the instructions describe
Motherboard the circuit board the circuitry of the system unit is attached to
Communication Devices a device that lets the computer send and recieve data
Modem a communication device used to obtain an internet connection
Application Software programs designed to help users with tasks
System Software programs that maintain the operations of the computer
Personal Computers - Desktop & Notebooks computers that can perform all actions by unaided by other devices or computers
Mobile Computers personal computers you can carry from place to place
Tablet PC a computer you can interact with by touching the screen with a finger or digital pen
Digital Pen like a small ink pen that uses pressure instead of ink
Game Consoles a mobile computing device designed for video games
Servers Devices that control access to the hardware, software, and other resources on a network
Mainframe Computers large powerful computers that can handle hundreds or thousands of connected users
Supercomputer A massive, powerful computer capable of processing more than one quadrillion instructions in a single second
Embedded Computers special purpose computers that are part of a larger product
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