8th Grade Computer Hardware

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Mouse

Input device that uses light or a ball to control the pointer on the screen.

Microphone

Used for inputting sound into the computer.

Scanner

Copies a picture or document into the computer

Touch Screen

A computer display that enables the user to interact with the computer by touching areas on the screen.

Keyboard

Input device with keys for entering letters, numbers, and special commands.

Joystick/Controller

Used to play games and interactive adventures.

CPU

Like a brain it controls information and tells other electronic components what to do.

Printer

A device that takes what you view on the monitor and puts it on paper.

Headphones

Output device that allows you to privately hear sound from your computer.

Monitor

An electronic visual display for computers.

Projector

Used to display computer information to large audiences.

Speakers

Output device that allows you to hear sound from your computer.

Network Drive

Computers connected locally, sharing a common hard drive.

RAM

A type of memory which stores data temporarily in your computer, this data is then lost when your computer is switched off.

Hard Drive

The primary storage device in a computer. Usually labeled Drive letter C.

Optical Drive

Uses light to store and read various formats of CD's and DVD's.

USB Drive

Flash Based storage for mobile computing.

Webcam

A video capture device that is connected to a computer or computer network, often using a USB port or, if connected to a network, ethernet or Wi-Fi.

Bar Code Reader

An electronic device for reading printed bar codes.

Cloud Drive

A free or prepaid online storage service on the Internet.

Memory Card

A small card, typically with dimensions of about 2 × 3 inches (5 × 8 centimeters), that can store information, usually in integrated circuits or magnetic strips.

MP3

A storage device used especially for digitally transmitting music.

Input

The flow of information from you to the computer.

Processing

What the computer does with input and output.

Output

The flow of information from the computer to you.

Storage

A place to hold data or information.

Motherboard

a circuit board that contains all of the computer system's main components.

Digital Camera

a camera that encodes an image digitally and store it for later reproduction

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