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Access Workshop for Teachers Debuts

By Kim Goodman, Tom Snyder Productions
Published: 10/25/02

WATERTOWN, MA March 26, 2002 -- Tom Snyder Productions announces the release of Access Workshop for Teachers™, the latest in a series of how-to books for educators. Written by well-known author and teacher Janet Caughlin, Access Workshop for Teachers is a guide to using Microsoft’s popular database program in the classroom. The book contains step-by-step lessons using Access that can help teachers meet their curriculum objectives, as well as a CD-ROM full of clip art, templates, and sample files of teacher and student projects.

Today, almost every bit of information in our world seems to be recorded in a database of some sort or another"
Caughlin, a teacher with over 25 years of classroom experience, is also the author of PowerPoint Workshop for Teachers™, Word Workshop for Teachers™, Excel Workshop for Teachers™, and several other books in the Workshop Book series, which help educators integrate technology into their classrooms. Access Workshop for Teachers includes a Mac/Win CD-ROM and costs $29.95.

Teachers can use the book and CD-ROM to do the following and more:

* Organize and analyze student data
* Keep track of classroom materials and equipment
* Create student-centered databases to help students improve their research and analytical skills
* Perform mail merges

Templates and sample project files can be customized easily to help teachers and students create a variety of databases to use in presentations and activities, ranging from a school cookbook and a comparison of rainforest animals, to a voting database tallying results from student office elections.

Access is a database tool that is increasingly popular in schools today. It is powerful, easy to use, and full of possibilities for a wide array of projects and lessons. Access also works with other programs in Microsoft Office. You can merge Access data into a Word document and create progress reports or certificates, as well as import Excel files into Access to take advantage of Excel’s number-crunching benefits.

"Today, almost every bit of information in our world seems to be recorded in a database of some sort or another," says Caughlin. "The more teachers understand how databases work, how to create them and how to search them, the easier it is to help students become more efficient database users themselves -- a growing necessity in the computer age."

Tom Snyder Productions, a Scholastic Company, is a leading developer and publisher of educational software for K-12 classrooms. Dedicated to the art of teaching, Tom Snyder Productions creates innovative CD-ROM products and Internet services to support and inspire great teaching and learning. Winner of over 100 prestigious awards for products covering the social studies, language arts, science, and mathematics curriculum, Tom Snyder Productions is a proven resource for improving student performance and understanding.

For further information, please visit Access Workshop for Teachers™ or contact Kim Goodman at (617) 926-6000, Ext. 276.

Kim Goodman is Marketing Communications Coordinator for Tom Snyder Productions. This press release reprinted courtesy of Tom Snyder Productions.

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