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Technology Literacy

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Applications
a computer program used to do a specific kind of work
Boolean Search Logic
Combining words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT and NEAR (otherwise known as Boolean operators) to limit, widen, or define your Internet search
Browser
software used to access and view webpages
Communication
transfer of information
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
also known as the microprocessor; the brains of the computer
Digital Camera
a camera that encodes an image digitally and store it for later reproduction
Digital Video Camera
Used to record a video and then transfer it to the computer
Download
transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location
E-Mail
communicate electronically on the computer
Hardware
(computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
HTML
a set of tags and rules (conforming to SGML) for using them in developing hypertext documents
Hyperlink
a link from a hypertext file to another location or file
Internet
a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
Science
organized way of using evidence to learn about the natural world; also, the body of knowledge that scientists have built up after years of using this process
Software
(computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
Surf
to browse or scan, looking for something of interest
Technology
the practical application of science to commerce or industry
URL
the address of a web page on the world wide web
Virus
a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer
World Wide Web (WWW)
a global hypertext system that uses the Internet as its transport mechanism