Computer Applications Introductory Vocabulary

Below is a list of essential vocabulary terms to learn before the year class gets underway. It is in the best interest of each student to discover and memorize a reasonable definition of each term. After defining the terms, work with a partner to script and record your rendition of "Tech Talk," a podcast recording which discusses some or all of the technology words in a creative, fun radio talk-show format. Color your broadcast with examples, anecdotes, and even homemade music. Include an intro, complete with music and/or sound effects, a middle section where you do most of your show content, and a thoughtful wrap up. Final broadcasts (between 3 and 5 minutes) are graded on voice volume & clarity, content, flow (editing), and originality. Final shows will be converted to MP3 format. Here is a web link with some good Podcast advice. Click here to hear a sample tech podcast.
  1. Bit/Byte/Kilobyte/Megabyte/Gigabyte/etc.
  2. CPU (Central Processing Unit)
  3. Operating System
  4. Memory/RAM
  5. Hard Drive
  6. Network
  7. Server
  8. Bitmap (or Raster)
  9. Vector (or Object-Oriented)
  10. Path-Based Animation
  11. Frame Animation
  12. HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)
  13. Multimedia
  14. Desktop Publishing (DTP)
  15. Database
  16. Spreadsheet


Can you also do the following: