Tom Snyder Productions has announced the release of MaxData, a new kid-friendly program that gives students an age-appropriate introduction to databases. MaxData teaches students all aspects of data handling, from the first steps of simple representation of data, to learning database concepts such as fields, field types, records, tables, and filters. The program's interface has three grade-appropriate levels, so students can concentrate on the ideas, relationships, and information being explored.
MaxData was developed by the makers of Scholastic Keys, and like that program, is a powerful tool for reinforcing classroom curriculum through technology, the announcement states. The program walks students and teachers through the use of databases and their practical application to the core curriculum.
Other product highlights include the following:
* Ready-made, cross-curricular data sets: dinosaurs, presidents, states, weather, and more
* Database wizard that guides students through naming the database, adding fields and field types, and saving the database
* Three levels of functionality, allowing for differentiated instruction
* View records in table and group views
* Create standard reports - table, column, and graph - or design your own
* MaxPaint - drawing tool to add pictures to records
* Clip art library with over 800 images
MaxData includes a Windows CD-ROM, a User's Guide, and learning activities. The program can be purchased individually or as a bundle with Scholastic Keys.
Source: Tom Snyder Productions, Inc., http://www.tomsnyder.com