Know the Lingo

When you’re talking computers, it’s important to know the language. If I were to say to you “Hey, check the toolbar and click on the icon that refreshes the page,” most of you would know what I was talking about. What about “The computer defaults to mute.” Some of you would understand what I mean, but not everyone would. So it’s time to get on the same page. Sharpen your knowledge so casual computer chat doesn’t leave you looking like confused-face emoji.

So confused! What is Mrs. D even talking about?

So confused! What is Mrs. D even talking about?

The following are computer terms and instructions that you will encounter soon if you haven’t already.

  1. Create a Google Doc
  2. Rename it with your name + Vocabulary
  3. SHARE IT WITH ME
  4. Begin the following assignment:

In a Google Doc, please copy this list (you can copy and paste if you want to) and fill in the definitions of each term. I will add to this list over time. These are things you need to know if you want to be smug sunglasses-emoji. Your definitions do not have to be in complete sentences as long as I know from reading the definition that you understand the term.

Browser

Close the window

image

Home Page/Go Home

Tool bar

Window

Icon

Doc

Cursor

Arrow

Refresh

Tab

Search Engine

Website

Back Button

Undo

Work Around

Font

Scroll

Bot

Default

Navigate

Sign Out

Shut Down

Log Out

Menu

Loading

Embedded

Link

Bookmark

Right Click

Left Click

PDF

App

Program

Software

Hardware

Code

Java

MP3

Click and drag

Drag and drop

URL

Hard drive

Spam

USB

Flash drive

Thumb drive

Pixel

Back up

Server

To look up terms you don’t know, or at least don’t know how to explain, please visit the following sites. DO NOT copy and paste the ANSWERS. To do so means an instant zero. Use your own words.

Vocab flashcards

Today Computing

Quizlet (you may even play the quiz on this one!)

Computer glossary

 

 

computer vocabulary

Yeah, yeah. I know. But you try drawing with a mouse.

 

 

 

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