6th Grade Computer Vocab Part 2

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Computer Vocab
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3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade
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home page

The main page of a Web site. Typically, the ____ ____ serves as an index or table of contents to other documents stored at the site.

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online

Turned on and connected

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software piracy

The unauthorized copying of software

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upload

To transmit data from a computer to a bulletin board service, mainframe, or network.

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virus

A program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes.

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fair use

A U.S. legal term for uses of content that are considered valid defenses to copyright infringement, such as for criticism or educational purposes.

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network interface card

Often abbreviated as NIC, an expansion board you insert into a computer so the computer can be connected to a network.

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CD-ROM player

Also called a CD-ROM drive, a device that can read information from a CD-ROM.

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ink-jet printer

A type of printer that works by spraying ionized ink at a sheet of paper.

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laser printer

A type of printer that utilizes a laser beam to produce an image on a drum. The light of the laser alters the electrical charge on the drum wherever it hits. The drum is then rolled through a reservoir of toner, which is picked up by the charged portions of the drum.

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toner

A special type of ink used by copy machines and laser printers. Toner consists of a dry, powdery substance that is electrically charged so that it adheres to a drum, plate, or piece of paper charged with the opposite polarity.

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USB flash drive or Jump Drive

A small, portable flash memory card that plugs into a computer’s USB port and functions as a portable hard drive.