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17Jan/113

Database Literacy: Why use a database? (papercraft version)

Information is what we know about something.
Data is raw information that can be manipulated by a computer.
So a Database is a structured collection of information.

Files to print your own can be found here.

16Jan/112

Database Literacy: Paper Data Models for One to Many and Many to Many relationships

I designed a pair of paper data models, pamphlets basically, to assist with teaching database concepts. The two paper data models use data about books and authors to demonstrate a flat file database, a one to many database relationship, and a many to many database relationship. These pamphlets are then used by students during class to recreate the same data models in Microsoft Access.

Files to print your own can be found here.