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Students will learn about the parts and components of a computer. They will also learn: 1. Identify basic parts of the computer (both internal and external) 2. Identify the four basic functions of a computer 3. Provide examples of input, output, process and storage devices 4. Describe the differences between inkjet and laser printers

Input

the process of entering information into a computer.

Output

Anything that comes OUT of a computer at us (pictures, sound, audio)

RAM

Random Acsess Memory(RAM)is short term

ROM

Read Only Memory(ROM)is long term

Hard Drive

computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it

DVD

a digital videodisc

CD ROM

Disk that can store up to 680 MB of data; data can only be read from it.

CPU

(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing

process

a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

processor

(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing

monitor

any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia

scanner

a radio receiver that that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for for some signal or condition

speakers

An output device that allows you to hear voice, music, and other sounds from your computer.

computer

a machine for performing calculations automatically

laser printer

electrostatic printer that focuses a laser beam to form images that are transferred to paper electrostatically

inkjet printer

Sprays ink through small holes to form words and images on paper.

general computer care

taking care of your computer

mouse

any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails

keyboard

holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung

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