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Schedule for Databases in the Classroom

  • Introduction (1/2 hour)

    Course objectives and Virginia Standards of Learning

    Software terminology/Hardware terminology

    Examples of databases in real-life situations

  • Introduction to Databases (4 hours)

    Definition--What is a Database?

    The software window--menu bars and toolbars

    Planning a Database

    Creating a New Database

        Saving, viewing, printing

        Creating and saving a table

            Design View

            Datasheet View

    Creating a form

    Entering Data

    Printing a table

    Setting a Primary Key

  • Modifying a Database (3 hour)


        Sort Records

        Find Records

    Query a Database

        Query vs. Filter

        Query a Relational Database

  • Reports (1 hour)

    Creating with Wizard

    Design View

  • Field Types (1 hour)

    Calcualtion fields

    Radio Buttons

    Check boxes

    Number fields

    Other field types

  • Expanding a Database (1 hour)

    Cut, Copy, Paste

  • Printing large databases (1/2 hour)

  • Integrating Databases into other applications (1 hour)

    Working with multiple files

    Copying data between files

    Copying text between word processing documents and databases

  •     Development of Students Activities (3 and 1/2 hours)

    Creation of databases for use in specific classroom applications

    Discussion of ideas for introduction of database creation to students

    Designing lesson plans that incorporate databases into instruction

Final Activity—Lesson Plan (due one week after the class ends)

Final Hands-on activity—last thirty minutes of class.  Assessment is hands-on and will require demonstration of skills learned in the course.

 ***This class meets some of the requirements for the Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel. 


This page was updated on:  04/10/02