Database Activity: All About Me

Database Activity Directions:
Overview:
In this activity students will create a database file containing basic information
about each child. This information students will enter into the file from a student
workstation(s) on a rotating schedule. Students can then present this information to
classmates in mini speeches.
Process:
1. Establish a schedule for student workstation(s).
2. Present the student procedure for utilizing database file.
3. Teach students basic presentation skills.
4. Students present All About Me presentations in "slide show" window.
Suggestions:
Use only this computer for students to submit All About Me database information. If
you use computers other than this one you must copy the student work from the
other computers to this computer and insert those records into the file on this
computer, which is complicated and too much work. If students complete the All
About Me worksheet thoroughly, they will not need a lot of time on the computer to
enter their data.
Using AppleWorks Database:
1. Open All About Me Database file.
2. Click Edit - New Record.
3. Complete all text fields in database.
4. Click and drag two pictures in the Clippings window to the multimedia fields (the
squares) at the bottom. Note: If the Clippings window is not open, click File -
Clippings.
5. When finished click File - Save.
 To Present:
1. Click Layout - Presentation Layout.
2. Click Window - Slide Show.
3. Press the down arrow to advance.
4. To return to the Enter Information layout click Layout - Enter Information.

Database Activity Directions:

Overview:

In this activity students will create a database file containing basic information about each child. This information students will enter into the file from a student workstation(s) on a rotating schedule. Students can then present this information to classmates in mini speeches.

Process:

1. Establish a schedule for student workstation(s).
2. Present the student procedure for utilizing database file.
3. Teach students basic presentation skills.
4. Students present All About Me presentations in "slide show" window.

Suggestions:

Use only this computer for students to submit All About Me database information. If you use computers other than this one you must copy the student work from the other computers to this computer and insert those records into the file on this computer, which is complicated and too much work. If students complete the All About Me worksheet thoroughly, they will not need a lot of time on the computer to enter their data.

Using AppleWorks Database:

1. Open All About Me Database file.
2. Click Edit - New Record.
3. Complete all text fields in database.
4. Click and drag two pictures in the Clippings window to the multimedia fields (the squares) at the bottom. Note: If the Clippings window is not open, click File - Clippings.
5. When finished click File - Save.

 To Present:

1. Click Layout - Presentation Layout.
2. Click Window - Slide Show.
3. Press the down arrow to advance.
4. To return to the Enter Information layout click Layout - Enter Information.