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Key Vocabulary Lessons 1&3

Video controls: play, pause, full-screen, scroll, volume, cc (close caption).


Drop-down menu: A menu that drops down to show you more options when you
move your mouse over it or click on it.
Web Content Block: A block of information that can be expanded to show more
information, or contracted to hide it.
Download a file: to copy a file (image, video, music)
Copy: to move files, folders and selected text to another location
Paste: to insert copied information into a new location
Upload: to transfer an image, document, or file, from your computer to a website
Screenshot: an image taken to record open items on your computer screen
Shortcuts: keystrokes that command your computer and are a quicker way to
move through tasks
Individuals: each distinctive person in your class
Web browser: A web browser is a software application (app) that helps you view
information on the Internet.
Maximize: To make the web browser fill the entire screen.
Minimize: To make the web browser not show on the screen, but is still running and
not closed.
Restore: To make a web browser window that has been resized to a smaller than
normal size on the screen expand to fill the screen.
Email: A way to send and receive digital messages over the Internet
Snailmail: an envelope, letter or package you send through a postal service with
postage (usually takes 2-10 days to be delivered)
Email address: your username@provider.xxx the @ symbol is needed after your
username, and the email host or provider of the account comes after that (eg.
@yahoo.com, @gmail.com, @k12.mi.us)
Inbox: The inbox is where you'll view and manage emails you receive.
Message Pane: When you select an email in the inbox, it will open in the message
pane. From here, you can read the message and choose how to respond with a
variety of commands.
Compose Pane: From here, you can write an email to a recipient.
Drafts: Drafts are messages that you have composed but not sent.
Recipients: Recipients are the people you are sending the email to.
Subject: The subject is a brief description of what the email is about.
Signature: Signatures will appear at the bottom of every email you send and often
include your name and contact information, like a phone number, website, or
professional title.
Trash: When mail is moved to the Trash it is to be removed from your inbox and
deleted
Spam: Spam emails often carry viruses or scams, so you won't want to open/or
read these messages.
Phishing: A type of email pretending to be from a bank or trusted source in order
to steal your personal information. Might be an offer saying free tickets, or collect
your winnings.
Folders: Webmail providers let you create folders or labels so you can organize
your messages.
Reply: Whenever you receive an email, you can use the Reply command to respond
to the message.
Reply All: Use the Reply All command if you want to send a message to everyone
included in the original email, including those that were copied on it.
Forward: Whenever you want to share an email that you've received, you can use
the Forward command to send the message to another person.
Cc stands for carbon copy or make a copy and send it to another individual
you list
Bcc stands for blind carbon copy, it will copy it, but will not show all the
others you are copying it to
Attachment: an item you attach to your email, could be a photo, file, or other item
intended for the recipient to open. CAUTION, dont open one from someone you
dont know and trust as there might be malware or a virus in it.
Emoticon: something used to represent words such as (:>) to show a smile or a
tiny image to show how you feel
Formatting: features you can use to make your email look better, be more helpful,
or personalized. Examples: Bulleted lists, hyperlinked web address, bolded text.
Graphic Organizer: A visual and graphic display that depicts the relationships
between facts, terms and or ideas within a learning task.
Visual Map: The use of pictures to help you solve problems.

Key Vocabulary Lesson 9


Malware: Malware is software that is intended to damage or disable computers and
computer systems.
Flowchart: a diagram that shows how you progress step-by-step using connecting
lines and a set of conventional symbols
Troubleshoot: identifying and fixing problems with software or hardware
Hacker: a person who has a high level of skill in computer technology or
programming; a computer expert or enthusiast

Key Vocabulary Lesson 8


Fair Use: (in US copyright law) the doctrine that brief excerpts of copyright
material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such
as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for
permission from or payment to the copyright holder.
Copyright: the legal right to be the only one to reproduce, publish, and sell a book,
musical recording, etc., for a certain period of time
Public Domain: Materials belonging or being available to the public as a whole,
and therefore not subject to copyright.
Creative Commons License: A Creative Commons license lets you dictate how
others may use your work. The Creative Commons license allows you to keep your
copyright but allows others to copy and distribute your work provided they give you
credit and only on the conditions you specify.
Citation: a quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a
scholarly work.
Stanza: a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem
Plagiarism: the practice of taking/copying someone elses work or ideas and using
that work as your own
Plagiarism checker: an online tool that searches the Internet to check for
duplicated content/material
Unethical: behavior that is improper and not morally acceptable
Piracy: the unauthorized use or reproduction of another's work
Creative Commons License: A Creative Commons license lets you dictate how
others may use your work. The Creative Commons license allows you to keep your
copyright but allows others to copy and distribute your work provided they give you
credit and only on the conditions you specify.
Attribution: giving credit to the person who create the work

Key Vocabulary Lesson 3


My Library: where you can see, manage, and filter your bookmarks
Bookmark: a hyperlink to a saved website address
Highlight: typically accomplished by pointing to the object with the mouse and
dragging across to mark it
Capture: allows you to grab a portion of a web page and mark it with circles,
rectangles, arrows, lines and text
Floating sticky-notes: comments about an entire web page
Anchored sticky-notes: comments about highlighted text
Tag: a tag is a keyword, term or description that is assigned, or that you assign, to a
piece of information. A piece of information may have multiple tags.
Remote server: Another computer not connected directly to your own computing
device, which allows users to gain access to files and/or services (a good example is
Google Drive)
Cloud Management: Used in these Quests, refers to your ability to manage files
that you save on a remote server through a service such as Dropbox.

Key Vocabulary Lesson 4


Citation: This is information needed to give credit to, or locate, work(s) published
or created (a book, paper, article, web site, artwork, composition, music file) by
others.
Upload: This is the action or process of moving or saving files, data, or information
to another computer system or server.
Download: You are able to copy (data) from one computer system, server, or web
site to your own device, typically over the Internet.
.pdf file: PDF stands for Portable Document Format that is able to be opened by
almost any computing device without having to purchase special software and
retains the contents in a consistent format (images, fonts, graphics, etc.) It was
originally created by Adobe Systems' in 1991.
Hyperlink: An element in a digital document that links to another place in the
same document or to an entirely different document or website.
Columns: Columns run vertically (up and down) in a spreadsheet or table
Row: Rows run horizontally (left to right) in a spreadsheet or table
Cell: Each rectangular box in a spreadsheet and table is referred to as a cell. In a
spreadsheet each cell has a specific name identifying it's location by row number
and column ID name.

Key Vocabulary Lesson 7


Netiquette: Netiquette is the rules about the proper and polite way to
communicate with other people when you are using the Internet.
Cyberspace: Cyberspace is the online world of computer networks and the
Internet.

Key Vocabulary 10
Boolean logic: refers to a system of logical thought developed by the English
mathematician and computer pioneer, George Boole (1815-64) and is used when
searching on the Internet.