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Computer Terms Database Assignment


This activity serves three purposes:

1.      to practice using database skills,

2.      to become familiar with computer terms,

3.      to model an activity that can be used with databases in a classroom.

Name the file computer terms database.

Save on a disk and load onto your web site when you learn how to do this.

You are to create a database with 4 fields: term, definition, importance ranking, and example. You are to design a form that someone could use to enter data. This form should be well formatted and include a graphic. Use the terms presented in class.  Manipulate your database to make the following reports and include them on your web site.


The required reports of the assignment are turned in on time and labeled correctly.
Points: 0 1 2
The database contains 4 fields and complete records.
Points: 0 1 2
There is a data form created that is well formatted and includes a graphic
Points: 0 1 2 3
There is a report of the database sorted alphabetically by term.
Points: 0 1 2 3
There is a report of 15 words of the database sorted by importance ranking.
Points: 0 1 2 3
The information in the database is accurate and demonstrates a basic understanding of important computer terms from the class.
Points: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Total Points:

Merryellen Towey Schulz, Ph.D. - College of Saint Mary - Spring Semester, 2000   Adapted from K. Milligan