20 terms

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
a program used to navigate the internet
Communication
The exchange of information between people
Central Processing Unit
(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
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
(computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that is generated at the recipient's terminal when he logs in
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 shortcut that allows you to jump to another location in another workbook, a file on your hard drive or network, or an Internet address
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
the knowledge obtained by observing natural events and conditions in order to discover facts and formulate laws or principles that can be verified or tested, An organized way of using evidence to learn about the natural world
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
Move from one Web site to another.
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, a system of computers that share information by means of links on web pages