Technology is becoming more and more prevalent in the lives of students and everyone . This puzzle provides a fun refresher on common technology terms . Here is a crossword that was created using terms from a PSBA technology resource and some found in the glossary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education ’ s Academic Standards for Business , Computer and Information Technology .
There are 20 across clues and 21 down clues . The letter count and word count for the answer is listed in parentheses following the clue . If no word count is listed , then it is a one-word answer . The answer key can be found at the end of this issue on page 55 .
8 A cable technology in which light is used for telecommunication and computer networks with very high capacity , allowing high-speed transmission of data and services such as video . ( 10 letters , 2 words ) 9 Translate data from a code to its original language or format . ( 8 letters ) 10 A wireless telephone technology that makes use of a range of radio frequencies to transmit calls . ( 8 letters ) 15 Designing and writing code . ( 11 letters ) 16 Systematically organized or structured repository of indexed information that allows easy retrieval , updating , analysis and output of data . ( 8 letters ) 19 ( LAN ) Network that connects computers that are close to each other . ( 16 letters , 3 words ) 21 The equipment used to link computers over a telephone or cable line . ( 5 letters ) 23 Computer hardware that allows a host computer to share data with networked computers . ( 6 letters ) 26 Property of a network that allows dissimilar devices to communicate with each other . ( 12 letters )
29 Malicious code such as viruses , worms and Trojan horses sent through a computer or cell communication intended to cause damage to the system . ( 14 letters , 2 words )
30 ( WAN ) Network that connects devices over long distances . ( 15 letters , 3 words ) 31 Physical components of a computer system . ( 8 letters ) 35 The transmission of data by noncable technologies such as microwave , satellite and cellular . ( 8 letters ) 37 Group of interconnected computers , including the hardware and software used to connect them . ( 8 letters )
38 A device used to concentrate incoming data from multiple nodes onto a common network medium . Also commonly referred to as a concentrator or repeater . ( 3 letters ) 39 Rules of etiquette or manners on the internet . ( 10 letters ) 40 An approach to building information processing systems using hardware , software and networking components that comply with industry-accepted standards . This approach allows for flexibility in choosing hardware , software and networking components . ( 11 letters , 2 words )
41 A unit for measuring computer memory ; equals eight bits . ( 4 letters )
( 6 letters ) 3 Using internet or cell services to share ideas , activities , events and interests with other users based on common interests . ( 16 letters , 2 words ) 4 The main computer program that schedules tasks , manages storage and handles peripherals . ( 15 letters , 2 words ) 6 The capacity of a transmission medium . ( 9 letters ) 7 Connects networks of dissimilar and incompatible protocols together , allowing for the exchange of information . ( 7 letters ) 11 Program or set of programs that tell a computer what to do . ( 8 letters ) 12 A path or circuit along which information travels . ( 7 letters ) 13 Software application used to navigate the internet . ( 7 letters ) 14 A wireless technology that uses the high frequency band of the radio spectrum to transmit analog and digital information . ( 9 letters ) 17 Convert data from its original form into a computer language code . ( 8 letters ) 18 Small pictures on a computer screen that represent a shortcut to a program , file or website . ( 5 letters ) 20 Network technology that allows the transmission of multiple independent channels of data . ( 9 letters )
22 A wireless communication device that orbits Earth and relays video , voice , paging data or fax messages from originating ground stations to other ground stations , which then forward the messages to recipients . ( 9 letters )
24 The norms of appropriate , responsible behavior with regard to technology use . ( 18 letters , 2 words ) 25 A device that connects networks of like protocols . ( 6 letters ) 27 An accepted set of rules , procedures or conventions that two data devices just accept and use to be able to understand each other . ( 8 letters ) 28 The smallest unit of data retrievable through the yes / no digital signals stored in a computer ’ s memory . ( 3 letters ) 32 Group of linked webpages managed by a single company ( or entity ).
( 7 letters ) 33 A receptor capable of receiving transmissions from satellites directly , without the mediation of a ground station . ( 4 letters ) 34 The shrinking of digital information to achieve smaller file size . ( 11 letters ) 36 A commonly used system for connecting computers in a local area network .