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1 Computer Terminology 4 th Grade TECOS Created by: Kathy Landman

2 Ctrl+Alt+Del The three keys you press at the same time to reboot your PC. NEVER use these keys in the lab unless you are instructed to. The three keys you press at the same time to reboot your PC. NEVER use these keys in the lab unless you are instructed to.

3 Cursor A blinking line on the screen that tells you where the next character or action will go. A blinking line on the screen that tells you where the next character or action will go.

4 Delete A key used to erase characters from your screen or a command to remove an item or document from your computer. A key used to erase characters from your screen or a command to remove an item or document from your computer. Delete

5 stands for electronic mail. is a way of sending messages electronically from one computer user to another. may be sent across the room or around the world. addresses are recognizable by symbol. stands for electronic mail. is a way of sending messages electronically from one computer user to another. may be sent across the room or around the world. addresses are recognizable by symbol.

6 File/Open A collection of information stored on your computer with its own name A collection of information stored on your computer with its own name

7 Floppy Disk An 3.5 inch hard plastic storage device used for temporary, portable storage. An 3.5 inch hard plastic storage device used for temporary, portable storage.

8 Font A set of characters or typeface with a particular design and size. A set of characters or typeface with a particular design and size. Times New Roman Times New Roman Comic Sans Comic Sans Curlz MT Curlz MT

9 Hardware The nuts, bolts, wire, metal, plastic, and glass of a computer. The actual computer and related machines such as scanners and printers. The nuts, bolts, wire, metal, plastic, and glass of a computer. The actual computer and related machines such as scanners and printers.

10 Highlight To scroll across and select information to edit, cut, copy, paste, or delete. To scroll across and select information to edit, cut, copy, paste, or delete.

11 Internet The largest computer network in the world, reaching millions of people, on thousands of interconnected networks. The largest computer network in the world, reaching millions of people, on thousands of interconnected networks.

12 Memory Internal storage areas in the computer. Internal storage areas in the computer.

13 Mouse A hand-held device you move on your desk to point to and/or select items on your screen. A hand-held device you move on your desk to point to and/or select items on your screen.

14 Network A group of connected computers that allow people to share information A group of connected computers that allow people to share information

15 Online Being connected to a network of computers or other devices. Being connected to a network of computers or other devices.

16 Peripheral A computer device, such as the printer, that is not part of the essential computer. A computer device, such as the printer, that is not part of the essential computer.

17 Scanner A device for duplicating recorded data which can be transmitted to a computer A device for duplicating recorded data which can be transmitted to a computer

18 Slides Individual parts of a slideshow presentation such as in Microsoft PowerPoint. The page you are viewing is a slide. Individual parts of a slideshow presentation such as in Microsoft PowerPoint. The page you are viewing is a slide.

19 Boot Turning on a computer which will allow the operating system to load. Turning on a computer which will allow the operating system to load.

20 Software The instructions that tell the computer what to do: The instructions that tell the computer what to do: System software – Windows or Mac OS System software – Windows or Mac OS Application software – programs such as UltraKey, Type For Fun, Kid Pix Deluxe, etc. Application software – programs such as UltraKey, Type For Fun, Kid Pix Deluxe, etc.

21 Tool Bar A bar that displays menu items (file, edit, view, etc.) The tool bar is generally across the top of your computer screen. A bar that displays menu items (file, edit, view, etc.) The tool bar is generally across the top of your computer screen.


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