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Welcome to the Third Grade

Wik-Tionary


Hi Third Graders!!

If you want to add another techie-term to the Wiki click on one of the links below to go to one of the dictionary sites we used at school:

Use the following links to go to online dictionaries or reference sites to find the meaning of your words.


1. http://www.techterms.com/

2. http://www.tekmom.com/buzzwords/

3. http://www.4teachers.org/techalong/glossary/

4. http://whatis.techtarget.com/

5. http://www.netlingo.com/

6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page




Here are some games to play to help you learn some techie-terms:
(remember that if you want to have your "scores" count for these games just use the username and password sent home in the packet.)

Mrs. Callahan's class please click here!

Mrs. LaFond's class please click here!


Below is a table used to enter your techie-terms, definitions and sentences. To add to the table, click on the "Edit this Page" button above. You will need to be logged in to do this. Your log in information was given to you in the packet. Then just click in the box or "cell" next to the letter that your term begins with and you can type. You can click the "T" in the Editor bar to change the text style, size or color.
Hint to parents - If you do not have enough "rows" to enter text you can add rows by:
1. Highlight the entire last row (or any row) in the section.
2. You will see a little "table" icon.
3. If you click on it you will get options: go to "row", add a row, and below (or above).
4. Click the save button on the Tool Editor


Letter

Wiki Word

Initials

Definition

Sentence

A
Apple

A kind of computer
I have an Apple computer at my house.

application

A program that will help you do stuffon the computer with out getting sidetracked
i am useing an application.

Audio
RS
Sound you hear on your computer.
The audio on my computer is turned down.





B
bug
GW
it could crash a computer or it could automatically
The bug on my computer is about to shut it down

bookmark

A direct link to a site, saved in a browser.
I want to bookmark this page.

browser

A browser is a program that lets you find things like sound, movies, games, chats and more
You can surf the internet with a browser.

byte
NT
A byte is a group of eight bits put together
byte is a computer measurement.

Burn

Burn is when you put something on a disc.You can burn a CD by downloading a song or video from the computer,or to copy something.
I want to burn a song on a CD.










C
Cross-Platform
JRK
you can do the same stuff on different types of computers
I can do Star Wars Empire at War on the Windows XP and the Mac

Clone
JC
Clone means to copy.
I clone barely anything.

cell
LS
a cell is a battery
I put my cell in my computer.

cursor
GW
the cursor is the part of your computer that shows you where you are
Where is the cursor on my computer

CPU
H H
computer processing unit.
My computer had a virus that made my CPU process very slowly.

CD-ROM
PR
A small disk that can hold a lot of files and documents by using light.
(ROM = Read Only Memory) (CD = Compact Disk)
My CD-ROM had a virus on it.
D
Data




Desktop
NT
there you have files,programs,and folders organized and easy to access
All computers have a desktop.

drag

to drag is to bring somthing to a difrint place.
I am going to drag this to a difrent place.

DVD
GW
a disk that carries videos suchas movies

I am watching a great dvd





E
e-mail

Emailing is a way of sending messages to one to another
on tec.
I need to email my friends about the party.

Emoticons

An emoticons is typed characters that make a picture
;-) :-) :-(

Excell
GG
Microsoft Office application
I put the numbers in an Excel spreadsheet.





F
Floppy disc
HH
A round floppy piece of plastic that you put into a computer to
store information.
I inserted the floppy disk into the computer.

Folders
JRK
something to hold documents.
I have different folders for different topics

fat finger
BB
To make an error while typing
My dog is nameed Dugan

filename
JC
A filename is a name of a file or network disk.
My filename is funny.

file
BB
A collection of stored data.
I need to check a file.

fibre channel
PR
A communications technology used to attach devices in a storage area network.
The disk drives use fibre channel to connect to the computers.
G
Graphics Adapter
PR
A computer card or chip on the mainboard used to connect a display to the computer.
My graphics adapter is powerful enough to play "Spore" on our computer.

G drive
GG
A drive on the hard drive (removable disc drive)
Put the picture disc in the G drive.





H
Hover




Home page
GG
A place where information is kept about a topic.
Go to the home page for the information.

Hard drive

A place where information is stored.
What happend to the hard drive?

Hyperlink
arb
A link from one file to another location or file. Clicking on a highlighted word links you to another page, document or file.
Clink on the hand and click on the highlighted word to go to the next page.





I
Inbox
AH
When somebody sends you a message to your email it goes into your inbox.
I don't see your message in my inb

icon

A picture that represents
a file, program, or folder.


input

Input is as easy as clicking a button. You can use it when you enter data into your computer.
I used input to enter data into my computer.

Install
MH
Most software programs need to be installed before using them.
My mom installed "The Print Shop" so she could make greeting cards.





J
JPEG
J. S.
JPEG is a way to store pictures on the computer.
My mom puts pictures on the computer.

Jump Drive
JC
A jump drive is a small piece of equipment that stores data.
My dads jump drive is tiny.

Joystick
CR
A device in a computer used in games and technology on the computer.
The joystick lets me play computer games.





K
Keystroke
NT
Every Time you hit a key you do a keystroke.
Every computer has a keystroke.

KDE
MH
KDE is a contemporary desktop environment for unix system.


keyboard
SC
A keyboard is board that gives you letters so you can make words to type letters or for doing home work.
My keyboard is black.





L
laptop
HW
a portabel computer that is smaller than a desktop computer
I can take my laptop home.











Monitor
AH
The monitor displays the programs that you use on the computer.
I just cleaned my monitor.
M
Mac OS




Mp3

An Mp3 is good for downloading music and is very popular.
I wanted to use my mp3 to download music.

Media
MH
Media refers to various means of communication.
Today's top story in the media is all the parades and celebrations observing Memorial Day.

Monitor
HH
A monitor is the TV-like part of the computer that you look at to see information.
We used our 42" television set as our computer monitor.





N
network




Netiquette
JRK
to not annoy other people on the internet
I don't put ads on the internet





O
online
SC
When a computer is online it is on rather than off.
I am online right now.










P
Pixel

A pixel is a tiny dot of light on the computer.


Printer

A machine that can copy information from your computer to a piece of paper.
A printer needs lots of ink.






PDA
CR
It stands for personal digital assistant.
My cellphone is a PDA because it has email and a calender.
Q














R
R.A.M.
HW
R.A.M. stands for Random Access Memory
You can store data in the RAM





S
Stream
AH
You can watch movies and listen to music while you are downloading them.
I stream my favorite radio station.

Shift-key
RS
A key on your computer that you can press to capitalize letters. Some of the number keys also have symbols on them, you can type these symbols by holding the shift key.
I use the shift key to type my name.

storage




spotlight

The spot light is a tool that you can find documents and applications.
I used the spotlight to find that

Software
A.D.
It tells the computer what to do.
I have lots of software in my computer.





T
Terabyte

A terabyte is a unit of measurement. 1,000,000,000,000 bytes = 1 terabyte.


trash can
LS
where you can throw things you don't want to have on your desktop






U
user
BB
The person using the computer











V
Video Card
CR
Something inside a computer that makes pictures appear on the screen.
If there was no video card I wouldn't see pictures on the screen.





W
Webpage

Web pages are what make up the web.


widget
LS







V
videotape
SC
When somebody video tapes a camrea downloads peoples actions and voice.
I videotape my dog barking.










X
x86
CM
A x86 is a generic name for intel proccessor released after the origiral
8086 proccessor.











Y
yahoo
CM
yahoo is one of the largest webprotroll.





















Z
zebibyte
CM
A zebibyte is a unit
of data storge.