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C2 Vocabulary0501

Computer System Computer and other support devices that work as a team to receive information as the user inputs it, process the information the user defines, and output the information in a usable format.
Ram and Rom Ram: temporary memory that is lost when the computer is turned off. Rom: permanent internal memory that is used to store instructions installed at the manufacturer.
Input Devices allow input of data in computer and include keyboards, mice, scanners, microphones, digital cameras, "clickers", and cell phones.
Output Devices produce data after it has been processed in hard copy or soft copy and include computer monitors, printers, speakers, projection units, and media players.
Storage Storage on a computer hard drive, USB drive, CD-ROMs, and DVDs.
CD-ROMS, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs CD-ROMs: read only and hold about 65- MB of info CD-Rs: record data that cannot be edited and holds 650-700MB of info CD-RWs: record data that can be edited after the disk is created
Ports allows a connection for a device to communicate with a computer. Located on back, sides, or front of computer. Include parallel ports, USBs, Ethernet, Firewall, and audio and video ports.
System Software software that tells the computer what to do with the most common being the Windows operating system, such as Windows Vista.
Assistive Technology devices for speacial needs students, such as readers, special keyboards, etc.
Moisture Guards sheets of plastic that protect the keyboard from spills
Touch Screens Allow direct selection or operation by touching the appropriate area of the screen.
Braille Translator software produce that converts text into Braille
PAC Mate PDA designed for blind or low-vision users
Application Software Allows computer to carry out specific functions such as word processing, creation of databases and spreadsheets.
Alternative Labels Glued on the top of frequently used keys on the keyboard to add visual clarity or raised letters
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