Tech Jargon Buster

We know that there can be quite a lot of specific terminology surrounding computing and technology more generally. So we’ve put together a quick tech jargon buster to help you get to grips with some of the “jargon”!

Term Definition
Unplugged A Computing activity that does not need a computer.
Plugged A Computing activity that uses a computer.
Remote Learning / Home Teaching Teaching taking place away from the traditional school environment.
Home learning Activities and support that families can use at home.
Online Learning Activities that can be undertaken using the Internet.
Online Safety Staying safe when using the Internet, including an awareness of the risks that exist online and what to do if in danger.
Cyber Bullying Bullying taking place in an online environment
Digital Literacy Being able to use the common features of a computer and software.
Programming / Coding Giving a set of instructions to a computer to perform various tasks (n.b. The terms Programming and Coding are often used interchangeably, although there is a subtle distinction, as described here)