Computer Technology Vocabulary
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Computer Chitchat, by Mrs. Nasto

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  1. Computer - Electronic device for storing and processing data.
  2. CPU - Central Processing Unit, Main part of the computer where the processing takes place. The brain of the computer.
  3. Data - Is another word for Information. Data (Information) can be text and/or numbers, examples of data: names, dates, places, addresses, phone numbers.
  4. A database is a collection of data or information.
  5. Server - A server is a computer that provides data to other computers on a network. A server provides a service to other computers on a network.
  6. Drive = Storage Place for Data, files, pictures hard drives are stationary and portable drives like flash drives are movable.
  7. C:Drive -  Storage Place for Data, files, pictures on the computer you are sitting at where the Desktop & Library Documents Pictures are located.
  8. Cite Resources - Means giving credit to the Internet Resources (Websites) you used to find your information.
  9. Internet -  When Computers are connected with wires, cables, or satellites that provide wireless  connection to share information & data. The Internet is a global word that is uppercase all the time a proper noun.
  10.  Network Computers connect to each other to share data. The Internet is a large network computers around the world connected to share.
  11. Network Drive H:Drive - Storage Place for Data, files, pictures on Network a network drive.

  12. DOWNLOADING, RUNNING, ALLOWING, Upload or Downloading Digital Files- transferring files, pictures, games etc. from one computer to another. One command is copy & paste we can also use the save as command to move files from one computer and put it on another computer moving Data (Information) Virus Risk is always possible.

  13. Search engines are programs that help you locate information and data on the Internet by doing keyword searches against their database which is a collection of web sites.

  14. Netiquette -   Internet and etiquette Online Computer manners appropriate use..

  15. Plagiarism - Plagiarism is taking someone else's work, words, graphics, or sounds and presenting it as your own. It is considered cheating and stealing. Copying and pasting sentences and paragraphs from the Internet as your own words is plagiarism.

  16. Acceptable Use Policy -  Agreement of conditions and rules regarding use of technology devices, computers and online Internet resources.

  17. URL - A web address or Uniform Resource Locator. Web Address



More Vocabulary:

Flash Drive -  Stores Data (information) a way to move more data from one computer to another it is a portable drive. DVD's & CD's  Store data and move it from Computer to computer. Portable Drives.

WWW - World Wide Web, is a subset network of Internet. The Internet is larger than the WWW.




OPEN COMMAND=Single Click and Press Enter button on Keyboard = OPEN COMMAND!

OPEN COMMAND = Double Click (2 Clicks Fast in a Row) the mouse gives the computer the OPEN COMMAND.

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