Setup rails, with an emphasis towards the Windows boxes made available by the college, using InstantRails or more sophisticated means if we were so inclined.
Created Databases by hand and also using phpMyAdmin.
Basic overview of MVC Framework.
Create a controller:
ruby script/generate controller main
"Controllers are non-destructive which is nice"
In Rails Actions are methods of a controller.
Everything that rails does is built on the philosophy of convention over configuration.