2 Digital LiteracyHaving a current knowledge and understanding of computers, mobile devices, the Internet and related technologies.
3 ComputersAn electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory.Accepts and Processes DataProduces InformationStores Data
4 Types of ComputersPersonal Computer – Designed to be used by 1 person at a timeTypes of Personal Computers or PC’s includeLaptopsDesktopsTablets
5 ServersA server is a computer dedicated to providing one or more services to other computers or devices on a networkA server can support from two to several thousand connected computers at the same time
6 Mobile and Game Devices Mobile Devices – Small enough to hold in your handSmartphone – An Internet capable phone that usually has a touch screen and .
7 Digital CamerasDigital Camera – is a device that allows you to take photos and store the images digitally.Most Smart phones now have digital cameras
8 Portable Media Players Sometimes called a personal media playerIs a mobile device on which you can store, organize and play or view digital mediaDigital media includes Music, Photos and Videos
9 E-Book Readers E-Book reader – Short for Electronic Book reader Is a mobile device that is used primarily for reading e-booksAn E-Book is an electronic version of a printed book, readable on computers and other digital devices
10 Game DevicesA Game Console is a mobile computing device designed for video games.They are often connected to a television and many are internet capable
11 Input DevicesAn Input Device is any Hardware component that allows you to enter data and instructions into a computer or mobile device.
12 KeyboardsA device that contains keys you press to enter data and instructions into a computer.We use a QWERTY keyboard in this class. It is the most common type of keyboard
13 Pointing DevicesA pointing device is an input device that allows a user to control a small symbol on a screen called a pointerA Mouse is a pointing device that fits under the palm of your handA Touchpad is a small flat rectangular pointing device that is sensitive to pressure and motion
14 Voice and Video InputSome Devices enable you to speak instructions using voice input.A microphone is an input device that enables you to speak into a computer or mobile deviceScanners are light sensing input devices that converts printed text and images into a form the computer can process
15 Output DevicesAn Output device is any hardware that conveys information from a computer or mobile device to one or more peoplePrinters are output devices that produce Text and Graphics on a Physical Medium such as PaperDisplays are output devices that visually conveys text, graphics and video information.Speakers allow you to hear audio (Music, Voice and other sounds)
16 Input and Output Devices A computer monitor or screen can be both an input and an output device if it has touch screen capabilities.
17 Memory and StorageMemory consists of electronic components that store instructions, information or data temporarily.Storage by contrasts holds data, instructions and information for future use.
18 Storage DevicesA Storage Device records(writes) and/or retrieves(reads) items to and from storage mediaHard Disks – A hard disk is a storage device that contains one or more inflexible, circular platters that use magnetic particles to store data instructions and information. . The entire device is sealed in an air tight case to protect it.
19 Storage DevicesSolid State Drives uses flash memory to store data, instructions and information. This contains no moving partsUSB Flash Drives are portable memory storage devices that you plug in to a USB port. The are convenient for mobile users because they are small and portable.Memory Cards is a removable flash memory usually no bigger than 1.5 inches in heightOptical Disks are storage media that consists of flat round discs made of metal. CD’s and DVD’s
20 Cloud StorageAn Internet or Online Storage service that provides storage to computer users.
21 Internet The internet is the worlds largest computer network. It is a world wide collection of computer networks that connects billions of peopleA network is a set of connected computersThe World Wide Web is a global library of information available to anyone connected to the internetA webpage is a electronic document that can contain text, graphics, audio and video
22 Web BrowsingA browser is software that enables users with an internet connection to access and view web pages.Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome are all examples of Web Browsers
23 Web SearchingA primary reason people use the web and it’s original use; is to search for specific information.A search engine is software that finds websites, web pages, images, video’s, news, maps and other specific information related to a topicGoogle, Ask.com, Bing and Yahoo search, are all examples of search engines.
24 Online Social Networks Social Networks are websites that encourage its members to share their interests, ideas, stories, photos, music, and videos with other users.Examples include Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.
25 Digital Security and Safety Malware(short for malicious software) acts without a user’s knowledge and deliberately alters the device’s operations.Examples include Viruses, worms, Trojan horses, rootkits, spyware, adware and zombies.
26 Privacy Nearly every life event is stored on a computer somewhere. Protect yourself and your loved ones by being cautious in messages and on websitesDo not share personal informationCommon Sense is your best Defense
27 SoftwareSoftware or Programs are a series of instructions organized in order to tell a computer what tasks to perform.Operating Systems are a set of programs that coordinate all the activities among a devices hardware. It provides a way for users to communicate with the device and other software. (Examples include Windows, Apple’s Mac OS, Google’s Android.Applications or App’s are programs designed to make users more productive.
28 NetworksA Network is a collection of computers and devices connected together, often wirelessly.Networks allow computers to Share resourcesExamples include Home and Business networks