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- a computer dictionary for all ages
Click on a Buzzword to get a
Can't find your word on the list? No problem -
for it below.
Puzzles & Game
Print out a puzzle, then test your familiarity with tech
Play Technology Buzzwords Hangman just for fun.
How to Use this Buzzwords
- Click on one of the Buzzwords above to learn
- Explore the additional links found on each
Buzzword page to extend your learning.
- Print out one of the puzzles (they aren't
interactive) to see what you know. Print 2 pages for the
Crossword; print only Page 1 for each DoublePuzzle.
- Explore TekMom's Credits
& References page to discover
Internet resources and printed books you can use to further your
understanding of the words and related concepts.
Ideas for Elementary/Middle Tech
- Print out TekMom's Tech Buzzword Crossword
Puzzle for your students. Have students search the Buzzword
definitions here on the Web for any words they don't know (the
answers aren't posted). Don't forget the DoublePuzzles, just for
- Have a "Buzzword of the Week" at your school.
Print out the buzzword definition and use it as the center of a
display. (From your browser, just print Page 1 rather than all the
pages; scale down if needed.) To make your display meaningful,
include pieces of hardware related to the buzzword or other
visuals such as posters, relevant pages from books, or student
- Add a tech buzzword to your weekly spelling
- Try to use the words in your classroom as you
get to know them. Make sure you and your students use the correct
terminology when you use and talk about computer
Search for More Definitions At These
Online Dictionary of Computing
World Internet Glossary.
Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose
TekMom is a certified elementary school teacher, former
computer programmer/systems analyst and (most important) a
References and Notes
TekMom's Resources for
These terms are a great starting point for students of any age. Most
terms were selected by TekMom because they are the ones she used in
4th through 6th grade classes, where students and staff used the
Internet, e-mail, AppleWorks, multimedia and more. Additional terms
(e.g.bit, binary) are now part of the state standards.
TekMom's Technology Buzzwords for Students last updated on
September 1, 2003.