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Technology Definitions - Grade 3 Terms

Match the following technology terms with their definition.

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DesktopThe area where you use the programs on your computer
DownloadWhen you copy files or graphics from the network or the Internet
LANWhen computers in a small area, such as in a building, are linked together
Log onWhen you gain access to a computer by typing in a password or special code
ModemA device that allows computer data to be sent through a telephone line
NetworkWhen computers are linked together so they can exchange information and share equipment
Peripheral deviceAny hardware device linked to a computer; ex. mouse & keyboard
ScannerA machine used to copy an image from paper into a computer
WANWhen computers over a wide area, such as county wide and world wide, are linked together
VirusA program deliberately designed to interfere with other programs and files

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