Tech skill area: Spreadsheet and charting

Project - Database creation

Log into your Google Docs and create a new Spreadsheet

Decide what type of info you want to place on your database, books, music, movies, video games, do you have other ideas?

Copy the column headers from ONE of these examples:


Fill in your information. Use the  Internet to help you find the info you need, is good for movies. ITunes for music, good for games and books.

"Sort" your content by Genera. Color the different Genera so it is easy to tell them apart. Practice different sorts by author, singer etc.

Insert your database into our Google Portfolio Web site.

Answer this question:

What type of database could you create that would be helpful to you? Music, books, friends...




• Students will:
_understand what data is

_understand the how a spreadsheet can help you capture and sort information

–how to color information for easy understanding

• Have a fellow student check your work

Project Examples



Database - a structured set of data held in a computer, esp. one that is accessible in various ways.

Sort -arrange systematically in groups

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