TechnoKids Releases a New Database Technology Project

Microsoft Access and database skills can be challenging to teach middle school students. The detailed lesson plans in TechnoMission make it easy to explain how to construct a database. The technology project includes a teacher guide, student workbook, and resource files.

The TechnoMission technology project, provides an overview of space exploration from the early beginnings of the space program in the 1960’s to today. Students learn about the structure of a database by filtering records that contain information about astronauts and their missions. Extension activities encourage students to develop an appreciation for space exploration.


Hella Comat, Curriculum Writer - Hella Comat is a dedicated professional, who has taught in the education system for more than 30 years. As a pioneer of technology integration in Ontario public schools she was one of the first teachers to introduce the internet, video conferencing, web design, and multimedia learning activities to teachers and students in the Halton Board. To inspire teachers to use technology, she has led sessions for the Touch Technology program, ran workshops at education conferences, and sat on numerous advisory committees related to technology-issues. In recent years she taught the Computer in the Classroom course, at York University. Her lifelong commitment to teaching and learning was acknowledged when she was honored as the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics. Hella's contribution to the blog includes entries about the importance of technology integration. Drawing from her in-depth knowledge of technology in the classroom Hella writes about teaching strategies and useful resources that can benefit your practice. In addition, she provides innovative lesson ideas that you can implement into your own curriculum.

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