Hi, I am Mr. Whitecotton and am the Technology Teacher at Alcoa Elementary School. My students ask me questions all the time about computers and other technology. This page answers the questions they ask.
Why Aren't the Keys on the Keyboard in ABC Order?
Did You Ever Wonder How the Computer Mouse Got Its Name?
Do You Know How to Take Care of Your Chromebook?
How Can I Be Safe and Responsible Online?
Turns out there is a reason why keys on the keyboard aren't in ABC order. You'll have to go all the way back to 1874 to learn why. Watch this cool video to learn now.
Seems silly to call it a mouse but there is a reason. Watch this video and see why!
Taking care of your Chromebook is a big responsibility. But it is important to make sure that its is good working order so that you can get the most out of it!
Make responsible use of technology and the Internet. Learn how to avoid bullying and protect your privacy.
Making Sure You Stay Connected While Doing Virtual Learning at Home
What Were the First Computers Like?
Teach Yourself How to Type?
Why Do We Celebrate April Fool's Day?
Does your child have connection issues when doing virtual learning at home? Read this article and learn 10 things you can do to make sure your child stays connected while learning at home.
If you think the first computers are something different than what you use today, you're right! Click image below to see what the first computers were like.
Learning how to type without looking is a lifelong Skill. Watch this video and see if you can type without looking.
Do you know where April Fool's Day came from? Watch this video and see why we celebrate it.