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Computer
A programmable machine designed to carry out a sequence of arithmetic or logical operations
Technology
Practical application of science to achieve a commercial or industrial
Desktop
A personal computer that rests on a desks. It is not portable.
personal computer
A computer designed to be used by one person at a time; the acronym PC is sometimes used to refer to IBM PCs and "compatibles" to distinguish them from Apple computers.
Laptop
A personal and portable computer designed to fit in your lap.
input devices
allow users to put information INTO the computer. Examples include the keyboard, mouse, scanner, microphone, joystick and camera.
output devices
allow users to get information OUT of the computer. Examples include the monitor, printer, and speakers.
CPU
acronym for central processing unit, where all the PCs calculations take place
Hard Drive
A place to store stuff you want to keep - non-volatile
Flash Drive
A mobile storage device
alignment
the positioning of text on a paper.
bar chart
a graphic illustration of spreadsheet data.
bullets
way to arrange a list in MS Office that does not require an certain order.
numbering
way to arrange a list in MS Office that requires a certain order.
Cell
A single "box" in a spreadsheet. Rows are horizontal, columns are vertical, ranges are clusters, and values are dates entered into cells.
Cell Name
column letter and row number referring to a specific cell in a spreadsheet.
Clip Art
graphic image that can be inserted into documents.
columns
arranged vertically in a spreadsheet.
decimal tab
tab setting used to align a column of number at the decimal point.
default
settings that are preset by the software and that remain in effect until the user changes them.
Dot Leader Tab
a tab setting that inserts a line of dots or other characters between one column or another.
File
A collection of related data stored on a lasting
file name
a specific name given to a document so that it can be saved.
font
a set of type characters of a particular design and size.
formula
a mathematical expression that solves a problem for adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing or averaging.
FUNCTION
A named set of instructions that can be called over and over again
home keys
ASDF JKL;
insertion point
a vertical blinking bar on the computer screen that indicates where text will be inserted.
landscape
page orientation in which data prints across the wider part of the page
margins
blank space at the top, bottom, left and right sides of a document.
Memo
Computer chips that store data and programs while the computer is working; often called RAM or Random Access Memory
minutes
official record of what happened at a meeting.
merge cells
to combine two or more cells in a table.
MLA Style
format for citing sources developed by the Modern Language Association.
open
software command that enables you to retrieve a file that was previously created and saved.
outline
a plan for the organization of a document.
pie chart
graphic illustration of spreadsheet data that compares the sizes of pieces to a while. Usually shows percentages.
portrait
page orientation in which the data prints across the narrower portion of the page.
proofreaders' marks
marks used to indicate changes and corrections in the document that is being revised.
range
a group of spreadsheet cells.
spell check
software feature that checks the spelling of words in a document.
Spreadsheet
Example of use: Doing dynamic calculations
symbols
special characters used for special functions.
tab stop
a set position that enables you to quickly move the insertion point to that position.
Table
A database view of information arranged in a grid of rows and columns
Template
A document which will hold standard information and formatting to be used repeatedly.
text box
a created box that can contain text or art and can be placed anywhere in the document.
undo
a software command that reverses the last action taken.
value
numbers, dates or times entered into spreadsheets.
wordart
a word processing feature used to create special effects with text.
word wrap
the automatic wrapping of text from the end of one line to the beginning of the next line.
zoom
a feature used to enlarge or reduce an image on the screen.
interests
your favorite activities
work values
things about work that are important to you.
skill
ability to perform a task due to training and experience.
ability
a skill you have already developed.
aptitude
potential for learning a skill.
personality
makes you different from everyone else.
learning styles
the different ways people naturally think and learn.
self awareness
knowing your thoughts, feelings and actions.
why people work
to make a contribution
job
work people do for pay
occupation
set of related skills and experiences
career
work history of one or more jobs int eh same or related fields of interest.
full-time
on the job at least 40 hours a week.
lifestyle
the way you use your time, energy, and other resources.
career clusters
groups of similar occupations and industries.
procrasitinate
put off doing or deciding about something.
prioritize
put tasks in order.
short-term goal
something you start on right away.
medium-term goal
usually more challenging that a short-term goal and takes longer to achieve.
long-term goal
may take a long time to achieve.
employer
a person or business that pays a person or group of people to work.
employee
someone who works for a person or business for pay.
salary
a fixed amount of money paid for a certain period of time.
ethics
rules of behavior that govern a group or society.