Words & Phrases
a ‘place’ to store information that can be accessed from anywhere
High school students think that a good way to share their work when they are doing a group project is for everyone to upload their docs to the Cloud.
someone who spends most of his/her time figuring out computers and who knows much more than the average person -- often socially awkward
Daniel is a great friend to have. Besides being fun, he’s a computer nerd, so I call him about all sorts of technology things.
what publishers use to track a person’s browsing history in order to advertise products or services
Be sure to clear your cookies before closing the browser.
a pointer that shows the position on a computer monitor that will respond to input; a specific key on the keyboard moves the cursor five or more spaces
Keyboards have 4 cursor keys that move the text cursor up, down, left, or right.
making someone feel bad and/or putting somebody down online
Cyber bullying can be serious and harmful. I hope my kids never have to experience it.
a code (that replaced analog) used to run a computer program
Playing CD music is an example of a digital technology.
a Japanese term for the smileys used in messages and websites
I used five emojis at the end of my text message to make my friend feel better. I hope it works!
a license given by the software company that allows the user to use their products without violating the agreement terms
Be sure not to violate the end-user agreement or your software will be terminated.
a micro-chip (hardware that runs a system) that is used to store files of information
I like that my flash drive is portable so that I can always take it with me.
an electronic unit of digital information
There are 1,000 megabytes in 1 gigabyte.