Digital Literacy Concepts and basic vocabulary. Digital Literacy Knowledge, skills, and behaviors used in digital devices (computers, tablets, smartphones)

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Digital LiteracyConcepts and basic vocabularyDigital LiteracyKnowledge, skills, and behaviors used in digital devices (computers, tablets, smartphones)Basic understanding of computers and other digital devicesHow people find, evaluate, use, create and share information using digital technology.InternetWorldwide system of computer networks.The most widely used part of the internet is the World Wide Web.BrowserApplication program that provides a way to look and interact with all the information on the World wide Web.Tool used to scan a web page or pages in order to find informationURLUniform Resource LocatorThe address for an internet resource. It helps the browser find files.websiteRelated connection of World Wide Web files that includes a beginning file called home page.All web sites have a home page address

Search engineA coordinated set of programs that includes:A spider (also called a "crawler" or a "bot") that goes to every page or representative pages on every Web site that wants to be searchable and reads it, using hypertext links on each page to discover and read a site's other pagesA program that creates a huge index (sometimes called a "catalog") from the pages that have been readA program that receives your search request, compares it to the entries in the index, and returns results to you

httpHypertext Transfer Protocol.Protocol used to transfer data over the webdownloadProcess of receiving data over the internet.WWWAll resources and users on the internet that are using the Hypertext Transfer ProtocolbookmarkA saved link to a Web page that has been added to a list of saved links.keywordWords or phrases that describe content.Keywords are used on the Web in two different ways:As search terms for search enginesWords that identify the content of the websiteWebsite evaluationDetermining if a web site is reliable or not, if the information it provides is real, or if its author has the necessary credentials to be considered a reliable source of information.It is done by asking the 5 Ws.5 Ws of website evaluationWho wrote the pages, is this person an expert?What does the author say is the purpose of the page?When was the site created and last updated?Where does the information come from?Why is this information useful to my purpose?