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.
- CPU (Central Processing Unit)
- Operating System
- Hard Drive
- Bitmap (or Raster)
- Vector (or Object-Oriented)
- Path-Based Animation
- Frame Animation
- HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)
- Desktop Publishing (DTP)
Can you also do the following:
- Locate the desktop?
- Connect to server?
- Open the hard drive to find applications and/or files?
- Search for files using the Finder?
- Manage your dock?
- Save a file to the appropriate documents folder and locate/open it later?
- Change your password?