A Computer is a machine that… Receives inputs Processes info. Gives outputs
A Laptop is just like a Desktop, but all the Hardware is in one piece! A CPU or Central Processing Unit A Monitor or Screen A Keyboard A Mouse A Desktop is made up of several parts
Games Movies Internet E-Mail Drawing Music Photos Much More!
The Internet is made of millions of computers connected together all over the planet. They share information with each other that you can see on your computer.
A Browser is a Program used to look at the Internet You use the Browser to visit Websites Website addresses are called URL’s
A Website is a place on the internet… Websites are made of Web Pages… Web Pages are just like book pages… but they are on your computer screen!
A Website has an address, just like your house… A website address is called a URL URL stands for “Uniform Resource Locator” You type in the URL in the Browser to visit a Website
Information on a Computer is kept in a place called a File. The Internet has Files too! If you find a File on the Internet that you like, you can Download it. Downloading a File means keeping it on your computer to use later.
You can find music on the Internet and play it on your computer… You can Download music Files to keep on your Computer Music Files on your computer are called MP3’s
You can watch Videos on the Internet. Some video Files are very large and must be Streamed. Streaming means Downloading a Video File and watching it at the same time!
You can play Games on the Internet. Some Games need special Software called a Plug-In to be able to play them. You need to Download the Plug-In to the computer before the Game will work.
You can look at Photos on the Internet. You can Download Photos from the Internet to keep on your Computer. You can Download Photos from your camera to keep on your Computer.
Some Files you Download can make Computer sick. This bad Software is called a Virus. Software called Anti-Virus can erase the Virus Software on your computer.
Today you learned about Computers and the Internet. If you have any Questions, please ask Mr. Linstad. Remember to always ask your Teacher or your Parent’s permission before using the computer or the internet!