This teacher shares her exploits into teaching about relational databases and the lessons she herself learned. Read on…
During my last 3-week practical experience I had the opportunity to teach a Year 12 Information Processing & Technology (IPT) class. I was lucky to have a great mentor that allowed me almost full-control of teaching the Relational Databases topic.
I decided to create a website that would ideally do the following:
- hold all related topic information as well as provide access to in-class work and homework – accessible by students at anytime & anywhere as long as they had an Internet connection (this was identified to be the case through the online survey that students took in the first lesson)
- promote an inquiry-based learning strategy by allowing students to comment replies and access readings/videos for further/extra learning (encouraging learning outside of specific curriculum requirements)
- allow for the potential of a flipped-classroom style of learning – where the theory is learned at home, on the bus etc which then gives…
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