- use a variety of computer software applications for research, to solve problems, and to document the design process;

– use a variety of software applications, such as databases and spreadsheets, to do research and solve specific problems;

Jeff's School Website Comparison Database - allows students audit OTHER schools websites, and catalogue their features. Good for selling the usefulness of databases, and using them collaboratively to break a BIG task into many small ones.

Dan's Database development project. Students are asked to create a small database consisting of a minimum of 10 fields and 20 records. They can use their favourite sports team - using the internet to research players,stats etc. Other options include their home movie collection, CD collection, Stamp or coin collections etc. They are encouraged to utilize field types other than "text" and must include a container field with a picture. Formatting layouts and including navigational tools such as buttons form part of the project.