I had a great time at St Anne’s today delivering a Digital Schoolhouse session on databases. The session started by looking at how branching databases can be used to identify and classify things. We had a great time in the hall recreating the process with a giant “Guess Who” game which the teacher used to identify the children in her class. Then it was back to the classroom to explore how databases can be used to quickly find information we know it’s definitely quicker than a human sorting through TopTrumps cards anyway. We also covered how the World Wide Web is a giant database and how boolean logic can be used to make internet searches more efficient. The most amazing thing was that the whole afternoon was spent without touching a single computer.
The database session is part of our computing without computers sessions as part of what we deliver as a Digital Schoolhouse.
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