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Database: CSI Detectives (Certain Dealth)
The Digital Schoolhouse and the Langley Grammar School LRC worked together to develop the CSI Detectives lesson to promote literacy.
 
The LRC recommend a murder mystery book suitable for Year 6 called “Certain Death” by the Carnegie nominated author, Tanya Landman. 
They suggested it because it was a short book with a large number of characters that could be used as suspects in the database lesson. More importantly it is a popular accessible read and has a strong circus theme to promote links to art and design.
 
The Digital Schoolhouse have uploaded the lesson resources i.e. step-by-step videos for using a database and the clues from the book to solve the murder. In addition to this, The Digital Schoohouse has also setup 5 online spreadsheets to accommodate the collaborative data entry excerise should you wish to run it back at your school.
 
Essentially, each pupil will enter the details from his or her profile card into the spreadsheet. It is recommended that profile card one is entered into row one of the spreadsheet, with profile card two entered into row two of the spreadsheet and so on. When the data entry process is complete pupils are able to perform data verification on the spreadsheet by swapping profile cards and checking the data entered against the profile card. After completing the excerise we would ask that you kindly download the spreadsheet and then delete all the information in it so that another school can use it.

 
Certain Death Online Spreadsheet 1:
 
Certain Death Online Spreadsheet  2:
 
Certain Death Online Spreadsheet 3:
 
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