FileMaker Releases Free K-12 Training


FileMaker has released a set of training materials for K-12 educators using the company's FileMaker Pro database solution. The training materials, collectively known as "FileMaker Pro Basics," are available free, along with a FileMaker 9 trial edition.

The FileMaker Pro Basics collection is designed show educators the fundamentals of database creation in FileMaker Pro 9 to be used either in self-paced training or as part of a professional development program. It includes two modules, each containing PDF-based instructional materials and sample databases for performing exercises and checking work. The materials cover form creation and customization, data entry and searches, label and address field generation, report generation, security, and sharing databases via the Web.

More information and downloads can be found at the link below.

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David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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