Category Archives: Tech Vocabulary

Common Technology Words and Definitions

PDF Documents

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics and other information needed to display it.


Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and … Continue reading Cyberbullying

Internet Service Provider

An Internet Service Provider (ISP) is a company which provides access to the Internet. Examples of ISPs include Bigpond, iiNet etc.


Cache is a set of files saved on your hard disk, that help your browser display pages you have already visited more quickly. It displays the files from your hard disk instead of the Web.


A server is a computer that handles requests for data, email, file transfers, and other network services from other computers (eg. clients or workstations)

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology refers to any software or hardware that acts to assist and improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities. Examples include wheelchairs, prosthetics, voice to text and text to speech.


HTML – Hypertext Markup Language, a language used for creating documents for the World Wide Web.


Embed: An object (picture, graph, document) is inserted into a file (the destination file). Once embedded, the object becomes part of the destination file. If you double-click on an embedded object, it opens in the program (source program) it was created in.


Tech Word of the Week Protocol is a set of rules and standards for sharing information between computers.