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LOGIN
Entering your computer ID and password
CD ROM
A CD containing software, or a program to work on the computer.
CPU
The Central Processing Unit, the part of the computer which does the "thinking" or processing.
DOWNLOAD
Transferring data, music, or videos off the internet onto a computer or other device.
MEGABYTE
A measurement of memory, equal to 1000 bytes.
PERIPHERAL
A device attached to a computer to allow it to be more useful, such as a printer or scanner.
VIRUS
A computer program which damages the computer or date on it. Can cause the computer to be useless.
SPREADSHEET
A chart or group of numbers useful in showing data for mathematical or scientific use.
DOMAIN
A setting on computers showing where they belong on a network
SEARCH ENGINE
A way to find websites which have information about a topic. Usually gives a large number of sites.
LINK
A way to connect from one place to another, usually underlined in blue, when clicked takes you to another page or site.
PC
A personal computer, usually running the Windows operating system.
ROM
Read Only Memory, one way a computer reads information.
VIRTUAL REALITY
A computer-generated environment, often used in computer games.
CLIPART
A file of art, usually included with word-processing programs, which you can use in your documents.
SPAM
Junk mail, sent to email. May contain a virus.
BROWSER
The way you access the internet. Popular ones are Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer.
CELL
One box in a table or spreadsheet.
CURSOR
The arrow or line showing where you are entering data on the computer.
FLOPPY DISK
A way to save data, not used very often since the creation of flashdrives.
GIGABYTE
A measurement of memory, equal to 1000 megabytes, or 1,000,000 bytes of memory.
PIXEL
The dot in a computer screen which makes up the picture. The more pixels in a screen, the clearer the picture.
DATA
Information put into or received from a computer.
PROCESSOR
The part of the computer which does all the "thinking" or work.
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions - questions a lot of people ask about anything on the internet.
ISP
Internet Service Provider - the company that provides internet to a computer user.
FINDER
The main screen of a Mac Computer.
MAC
Macintosh computer, made by Apple.
SERVER
A computer which connects a large number of computers together so they can communicate.
WORD PROCESSING PROGRAM
An application which allows the user to type a document, add pictures, and print
FONT
The type of print being used in a document.
URL
Uniform Resource Locater - the web address of a site.
SAVE
Keep what you have created for use later. Can be saved to a flash drive, file, or home folder on a server.
CHAT
Typing messages back and forth online, real time,
MOUSE
Part of a computer that allows you to click to enter data or commands.
HTML
HyperText Markup Language - the way computers communicate on the internet.
MEMORY
How a computer stores data.
SCANNER
A peripheral which allows you to scan (copy) a document into the computer's memory.
WEB
The Internet - World Wide Web - means for computers to communicate worldwide.
DESKTOP
The work area of your computer, seen on the monitor.
FLAME
To yell at or insult someone when chatting, emailing, texting, or blogging.
SNAIL MAIL
Mail which goes through postal service, delivered to your mailbox.
GIF
Graphic Interchange Format - a type of image used on computers, not suitable for printing, as it will come out blurry.
OS
Operating System - way in which a computer processes commands. Popular ones are Windows XP or Vista and Mac OSX
HOME FOLDER
Individual user's folder for storing work when working on a server.
WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get - means a program which allows you to enter information and see how it will look.
FORMAT
Settings for a document, such as margins, or to wipe clean a hard drive for adding new data.
FILE
A way to save data.
EMAIL
Messages sent through the internet. May contain attachments which can damage the computer.
KEYBOARD
The part of the computer which has typewriter-like keys for entering data into a computer.
ICON
A picture which represents an application or other item on a computer.
MONITOR
The part of a computer which shows you what is going on in the computer.
PRINTER
The output device which allows you to print files from a computer.
HARDWARE
The equipment which makes up a computer, like CPU, monitor, keyboard, mouse.
PROGRAM
An application on a computer which allows you to do useful or fun things on the computer.
FREEWARE
Software which can be used without paying anything. Usually simple, often very useful.
UPLOAD
To transfer data from a device onto a computer, for example transferring music from a CD to your computer.
JPG or JPEG
Stands for joint photographic expert group, a way of describing a picture file. May be printed, as these files are usually high quality.
DROPDOWN MENU
A menu which appears when you click on its name. GO is one example.
SHORTCUT
A quick, short way to process a command on a computer. Example is Apple-Q to close an application.
INPUT DEVICE
Device for entering data into a computer. Examples are mouse, keyboard, scanner.
OUTPUT DEVICE
Device to allow us to see what a computer has done. Examples are printer, monitor, speakers.
GRAPHICS
Images which can be included in documents or websites. They may be pictures or drawings.
DOCUMENT
Something created in a word processing or drawing program. Can be printed.
BACKUP
To save data to a secondary location, to prevent loss in case a computer fails.
DISK DRIVE
A device to read and write data to a disk. Can be a CD drive, a DVD drive or a hard drive (inside a computer).
NETWORK
A group of computers working and communicating together.
SOFTWARE
The applications which enable a computer to do the work we want it to do. Includes operating systems and programs.
LOGOUT
To shut off your access to a computer or program. Protects your private information from intrusion.
BOOKMARK
To save a website to your browser memory, so you can go back easily.
MENU BAR
The strip on the top or bottom of a browser window or computer, which has buttons for accessing different functions you may need to use.
MULTIMEDIA
Using text, video, audio, and graphics in a presentation or report.
RAM
Random Access Memory - the memory on a computer which is used while it is operating. Not having enough can cause a computer to process commands slowly.
TECHNOLOGY
Any mechanical means to make our life easier. Usually means computers or other electronic tools.
WWW
World Wide Web - the internet