Skyridge Technology

Miss Hofmann

7th 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 six readings and one to 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.


Storage – Backup WS
Storage – Vocabulary WS

Programs Programs – Matching WS
Programs – Vocabulary WS
Operating Systems Operating Systems- Vocabulary WS
Files and Folders  
The Windows Desktop The Windows Desktop – Labeling WS
The Windows Desktop- Vocabulary 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)  
  Click to open Web-Internet Study Guide & WS   

 Click to open Computer Guts Site



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.
  4. Cyberbullying: Involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is intended to harm others.
  5. 419 Fraud: An email scam in which the solicitor offers large sums of money in return for a smaller upfront investment.
  6. Plagiarism: Using another person's ideas or creative work without giving credit to that person.
  7. Spam: Unsolicited, unwanted junk email.. 
  8. Copyright Law: Law that provides protection to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other intellectual works.

    Click HERE for quiz

´╗┐´╗┐Phishing: The practice of convincing someone to divulge confidential information they normally would not provide to a stranger. The purpose of phishing is to gather the information needed to steal a victim’s money or identity.


  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.


  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.
  7. Database: A collection or listing of information, usually organized with searchable elements or fields. For example, a library catalog can be searched by author, title or subject
  8. Spreadsheet: Application program that manipulates numerical and string data in rows and columns of cells. 

 Click HERE for online worksheet.
 Click HERE for Quiz



  1. Hyperlink: Content on a website which can be “clicked on” with a mouse, which in turn will take a person to another web page or a different area of the same web page.
  2. Internet: A global communications network that is a collaborative effort among educational institutions, government agencies, various commercial and nonprofit organizations and individual users.
  3. Online: A common term used to refer to being connected to the Internet.
  4. Web or World Wide Web (WWW): A global hypertext network that is part of the Internet. It is normally viewed through a web browser.
  5. Web Browser: An application used to view World Wide Web pages. Firefox and Internet Explorer are examples of web browsers.
  6. Web Page: One page of a document on the World Wide Web. Each web page has its own address called a Uniform Resource Locator (URL).
  7. Website: A location on the World Wide Web. A website usually contains multiple pages.

          Simply, the Internet is a network of networks — and there are all kinds of networks in all kinds of sizes. You may have a computer network at your work, at your school or even one at your house. These networks are often connected to each other in different configurations, which is how you get groupings such as local area networks (LANs) and regional networks. Your cell phone is also on a network that is considered part of the Internet, as are many of your other electronic devices. And all these separate networks — added together — are what constitute the Internet. Even satellites are connected to the Internet.
          The Web, (or World Wide Web), on the other hand, is the system we use to access the Internet. The Web isn't the only system out there, but it's the most popular and widely used. (Examples of ways to access the Internet without using HTTP include e-mail and instant messaging.) As mentioned on the previous page, the World Wide Web makes use of hypertext to access the various forms of information available on the world's different networks. This allows people all over the world to share knowledge and opinions. We typically access the Web through browsers, like Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. By using web browsers like these, you can visit various Web sites and view other online content.
So another way to think about it is to say the Internet is composed of the machines, hardware and data; and the World Wide Web is what brings this technology to life.

 Click HERE for online worksheet.

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