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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