Digital Learning

Data Detectives

Solving crimes can be a good way for students to learn about databases. Nick Packard shows how to prompt students to come to fact-based conclusions. e-Learning Update issue 63/64
Illustrative mindmap about technology and data

If you ask most teachers what a database is, they may well explain that it s a bit of software and throw in an analogy to a card index, explaining that it might help you find the bit of information you want more quickly. It s a fair analogy at one level but at another level, it misses the mark by a considerable margin. 

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