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Word List: Technology

cloud -- the Cloud

Word List: Technology

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.

computer nerd

Word List: Technology

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.

cookie/cookies

Word List: Technology

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.

cursor

Word List: Technology

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.

cyber bullying

Word List: Technology

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.

digital

Word List: Technology

a code (that replaced analog) used to run a computer program

Playing CD music is an example of a digital technology.

emoji

Word List: 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!

end-user

Word List: Technology

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.

flash drive

Word List: Technology

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.

gigabyte

Word List: Technology

an electronic unit of digital information

There are 1,000 megabytes in 1 gigabyte.