~Internet Vocabulary~
Learn your way around the Web!


@-this symbols us used in email addresses, it means at
Acceptable Use Policy (Computer Use Form)- a policy that explains how the technology in a school district will be used, the guidelines that students must follow when using this technology and the consequences that will take place if they don't.  Click HERE to see our school's policy. 
Applications- another name for computer programs
Audio-voice, music, or other sounds from your computer
Bookmarks-URLs saved in a file for easy access.
Browser- software used for looking at the Internet, Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator are the most common
Chat room- a place on the Internet where people with similar interests talk via a computer. You should always ask for your parents' permission before going into a chat room. 
Cyberspace- a word given to the universe of computer communications.
Copyright- -the right allows people who create an idea or product to use and sell it, it prevents others from doing so without permission; it is illegal to take things off the Internet without permission form the creator
Data- the information entered into the computer
Download- to transfer or copy data (usually text, programs, or graphics) from the Internet to your computer.
E-mail-electronic mail sent through the Internet.
Emoticons-human expressions created by using your keyboard character.  :) Click the link to learn more about Emoticons!
FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions
Favorites- URLs saved in a file for easy access.
FTP- File Transfer Protocol- a program used to transfer large files across the Internet
GIF-Graphics Interchange Format-  a type of graphic, most commonly used on the Internet
Ghosted- when an image is inactive and appears faded
History- this is a record of where you have been on the Internet
Hits- the number of referenced returned by a search engine or the number of times a page has been viewed
Hit Counter- keeps tracks and displays the number of times a web page has been visited
Home Page-the first screen viewed when visiting a Web page
Host-a computer with which you connect and interact
Hot Spot- words that link to another place when  you click on them
HTML-Hyper Text Markup Language- coding used to create hypertext documents and Web pages
Hypertext- a document form that features links to other documents
Icons-the pictures on your computer that stands for a program or other computer function
IM-Instant Messaging- sending and receiving messages instantly via a program such as Yahoo Instant Messenger. 
Internet-a worldwide network of computer networks which lets you send emails, find information and visit websites
ISP- Internet Service Provider
JPEG- Joint Photographic Experts Group- a type of graphic format that uses a jpeg compression
Keypals-online pen pals
Keyword- a word that appears in a URL that allows you to type only that word and not the full URL
Links-connect one site to another site
Log-off- to disconnect one computer from another
Log-on- to connect one computer to another
Megabyte-an amount of memory needed to save a document
MPEG-Moving Pictures Expert Group- a type of video that is shown on the Web
Modem- a device that uses phone lines  or some other cable to connect your computer to the Internet
Mouse- a part of your computer you use when using the Internet, when you click on things it tells your computer what to do
Navigating-getting around on the Web
Net- another word for Internet
Netiquette- the way we should act while on-line; appropriate behaviors
Network- a group of computers that are connected to one another. The Internet is the largest network in the world,
Offline- not connected to the Internet
Online-connected to the Internet
Posting-typing in information and adding it to a message board, chat room, or newsgroup
QuickTime-a software developed by Apple Computers to display videos and animations on your computer's screen
Search-looking for something on the Internet by using a search engine
Search Engine- a program that allows, Click Here for some common kid friendly Search Engines
Server-a computer that offers services or functions to other computers
Shareware-try before you  buy software
Surfing The Net- means to go from one place on the Internet to another place
Upload- the opposite of download, upload means to give out information our share files electronically
URL- short for Uniform Resource locator, it is the address of an Internet site
User ID- the name you use while on-line
Website-a place on the Internet
Webmaster- the person who is in charge of the website
Web page- a page that someone created for a website
Web Tool Bar- a tool bar that features buttons to help you navigate around the Internet
WWW-World Wide Web-millions and millions of Internet sites available for others to see
ZIP-a term used for compressed files

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~Graphics Created For The Teachers' Mouse Pad~

Do Not Copy These Graphics!