Desktop – The monitor screen showing icons. Documents and programs run on the desktop
Files – Collected data is saved as a file with a name to be retrieved at a later date. Can be documents, pictures, programs etc. Different types of files have different “last names” ie .doc .pdf .exe .jpg
Disk drives – Hardware used for data storage. Computer programs read from and write data to a hard disk drive usually named the “C Drive” and found inside the computer case. DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, floppy, and flash drives are portable drives.
Icon – Thumbnail picture indicating a link to a program or file
Keyboard – Typewriter-like keys used to type information into the computer
Monitor – Visual display of what is running inside the computer
Taskbar – Bar running across the monitor showing open files and programs, and allowing for switching between them