A computer network that offers email and service to millions of users around the world. A collection of all the websites around the world, creating a web of computers and programs, sort of like a spider's web
A place on the internet where you can get information, see pictures or videos, find maps, learn new things
A tool or package of directions on the computer that are put together for a special purpose, like Study Island or Accelerated Reader, or Google Docs
A typed work you create on the computer. Your work. Sometimes called a "word document."
Select by holding down mouse button and rolling over a section to "highlight" it
Another way to have more than one page open at the same time; also the name of an operating system, what make the computer run.
Secret code for each user; at the school media center, the password to enter each computer is "lab" which is short for "computer lab."
Naming your work or document before saving it on the computer. Choose your name for the document carefully so the computer can find the work later for you
Important step in leaving a website where you have a personal private account and need to keep your own work safe and private.
Do not log off!
Sometimes you do not log off so that the next user can get to work more quickly on the same website.
Do not shut down!
Sometimes you do not shut down because another user is coming and it will take too long to re-start or re-boot the computer
ctrl+C (c for copy) Shortcut for copying typing or pictures from one document or website to another
ctrl+V (v for Velcro) Shortcut for pasting or "sticking with Velcro" something that you are moving from another document or website to another
A place to keep files or work together. Usually for work that is on the same subject or topic. A folder gets a name too.
One of the tools or programs that runs a computer and connects it to the Internet. Others like this are Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Electronic mail. One way to "talk to" or communicate with someone else on the "web"
Saving your work and working on it "in the cloud" of cyberspace, instead of saving it to one computer only
The way to share your work with someone else in the Google Docs system (This is different from emailing your work)
Using good manners on the Internet. "Etiquette" means good manners. Net + etiquette = Netiquette
A place to communicate with or "talk to" other people online. Examples are My Space and Facebook and Club Penguin.
Instant Messaging—like talking to someone online, but typing your conversation instead. Happens in "real" time---you are both communicating at once.
Inside the tower or box, part of the CPU, this has the "guts" of the equipment to run the computer and store the programs and files
Flash drive or jump drive or thumb drive
Piece of equipment you can store files on and physically move to another computer
CD (Compact Disc) or DVD (Digital Versatile Disc)
Piece of equipment you can store files on and physically move to another computer; holds less data or information than the flash drive or jump drive or thumb drive
Harmful programs that tell your computer to do destructive things that damage your computer or files and documents.