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address - The designation of a location on the Internet; most commonly, e mail addresses and URLs.

click on - To select something represented on a computer screen by positioning a cursor on top of it, then clicking with a mouse. cursor - a movable symbol used to mark a position in a document or on a computer screen. When viewing a Web document, the cursor is often an arrow or hand, moved by operation of a mouse or other device.

cyberspace - A term coined by William Gibson in his novel Neuromancer (1984) to describe the network of interconnected computers and the people who interact with the network.
digital - Pertaining to the use, transmission, and storage of information, including words, data, and images, in the form of numerical digits.
download - To directly transfer data to a computer user's hard drive or alternative storage device from another location on the Internet.
home page - An introductory web page that is typically the entry point to a particular website, and topically the main source of information about the website. It usually includes links to connected pages of the website.
hypertext - Text that includes links or shortcuts to other documents, allowing the reader to easily jump from one text to related texts.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) - The computer-based language used to create and read pages using hypertext to organize and link words, images, ideas, and locations, for general use on the World Wide Web.
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) - The system used by the World Wide Web to transfer HTML files. "http" constitutes the initial characters of a URL on the World Wide Web.
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icon - A small graphic image that represents an address, file, or application and, when clicked on, produces a programmed result, such as opening a file or going to another Web page.
Internet - The global network of networks. It started as a military network linking military computers, then developed into a network of academic computers. It was quickly transformed to serve individual and commercial purposes. Although commonly viewed as being the same as the World Wide Web, the Internet is much broader in scope; it includes all of the computers that are linked to it on its various networks and all of the systems used to exchange information between those computers.
link - A highlighted word, icon, or URL within a Web document that, when clicked on, takes you to another place within the document or to another document altogether.
mouse - a small, hand-held device that controls movement of the cursor on a computer screen.
online - Referring to anything currently connected to a computer network.
scroll(ing) - Using a cursor to move up and down in a computer file or on a Web page.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) - An address used to identify a site on the World Wide Web, in the form:
website - A collection of World Wide Web pages, usually consisting of a home page and several other linked pages.
World Wide Web (WWW) - An interconnected system of HTML files located on the Internet, including a method of accessing these files using hypertext. The Web allows users to navigate the Internet by following links from documents in one location to documents in others.
Self Portraits using only the painting tools in Photoshop. This is their first project in the class.

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