Skyridge Technology

Miss Hofmann

6th Vocabulary

Vocabulary is 20% of your grade in Technology.  Your goal is to learn technology vocabulary through a variety of activities such as lessons in Excel, Word and PowerPoint, worksheets, jeopardy, quizzes, and use in discussions.
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  (1)   C O M P U T E R S   I N S I D E   A N D   O U T

     ♦  There are two readings and two worksheets for each reading. 
     ♦  Do NOT print the worksheet or the reading. 
     ♦  Answer Sheets are located in the classroom.
     ♦  Please turn completed answer sheets into the correct in-bin for your class.

Outer Hardware Outer Hardware – Input & Output WS
Outer Hardware – Labeling Pictures WS
Hardware on the Inside Hardware on the Inside – Labeling WS
Hardware on the Inside – What am I? WS


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  (2)   V O C A B U L A R Y   W O R D S 

Click to open Bars Study Guide

  Click HERE for Bars game (PRACTICE)

Click to open Buttons Study Guide Click HERE for Buttons game (PRACTICE)  


Additional Vocabulary Words and Definitions  


  1. Password: A series of characters that enables a user to gain access to a file, computer or program.
  2. Acceptable Use Policy (AUP): A school or organization’s official policy statement regarding the use of the Internet or other computer networks.
  3. Empathy: The recognition and understanding of the states of mind, beliefs, desires, and particularly, emotions of others. It is often characterized as the ability to experience the outlook or emotions of another.

Click HERE for online worksheet.
Click HERE for quiz


  1. Keyboard: The main input device for computers. Keyboards are modeled on typewriter keys but have additional keys that enhance their function.
  2. Enter Key: A key located at the right end of the third row from the bottom on a QWERTY keyboard. Pressing the enter key performs a typed or highlighted command. In a word processing program, the enter key starts a new paragraph.
  3. Shortcut Keys: The keys or key combinations that provide quick access to frequently performed commands or operations.
  4. Paste: A command that transfers text or graphics from the clipboard to the document at the location of the cursor.
  5. Clip Art: Graphics that can be cut and pasted electronically into documents. Clip art can be photographs, maps, diagrams, illustrations or cartoons.
  6. Desktop: The background area on a computer screen which usually contains an icon for the hard drive and trash can (used to remove files). Folders, files, applications and a working document may also appear on the desktop window.

 Click HERE for online worksheet.
Click HERE for quiz


  1. Software: The instructions that tell a computer what to do. See Application.
  2. Program: A set of instructions describing operations for a computer to perform to accomplish a task. See Application.
  3. Application: A computer or software program, activated by a user that can perform a specific function or functions.
  4. Hardware: Physical equipment, components or devices.
  5. Hard Drive: The primary storage device for a computer. Also called hard disk. It is where applications and files are stored.
  6. Document: Any self-contained piece of work created using an application program.

Click HERE for online worksheet.
Click HERE for quiz

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