DEC Scan Journal : November 2011
Scan Vol 30 No 4 November 2011 70 explicitly taught in context. Cybersafety is a key component taught in Communication. ICT leaflets could be useful as models to inform the community about how ICT is differentiated in teaching and learning within KLAs. S. Rasaiah USER LEVEL: Professional SCIS SUBJECTS: Teaching – Aids and devices; Educational technology; Information technology PUBLISHER: Kent ICT, UK REVIEW DATE: 07/10/2011 [371.33] *1513161* SCIS 1513161 Health care toolbox www.healthcaretoolbox.org Information displayed on this website covers an area that is not often considered in the school context. Assisting parents and children to cope with the stress of hospitalisation and its aftermath has links to school welfare initiatives. The information provided is valuable for parents and could be useful for professionals needing to discuss these issues with students or their parents. There are links to colourful, concise, informative facts pages. For the classroom teacher, the site has limited application, but teachers involved in student welfare may wish to direct parents to the site for assistance with the task of informing their children about the hospitalisation process. R . Cox USER LEVEL: Professional SCIS SUBJECTS: Critical incidents – Management; Children – Care and health PUBLISHER: Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, Philadelphia, USA REVIEW DATE: 07/10/2011 [618.92] *1522014* SCIS 1522014 National Child Traumatic Stress Network nctsn.org/category/products/parents-and-caregivers While offering limited information relating to child welfare, this site has some worthwhile links for the HSC Community and Family Studies course. It supports the core study areas of Parenting and caring and Groups in context. The emphasis of the site is on common types of abuse to which children are exposed. Information places the issue within a broader framework of what community agencies are doing to address the problem. Being an American site, programs need to be seen as broad areas only, and students would need to research specific Australian government and non-government agencies that relate more specifically to syllabus requirements. The site is targeted at professionals and has limited relevance for students. R. Cox USER LEVEL: Stage 6 Professional KLA: PDHPE SYLLABUS: Community and Family Studies Stage 6 SCIS SUBJECTS: National Child Traumatic Stress Network (U.S .); Children – Care and health PUBLISHER: National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Los Angeles, USA REVIEW DATE: 07/10/2011 [618.92] *1522029* SCIS 1522029 Raising healthy children onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cdev.2011.82.issue-1 /issuetoc Teachers will find that this free special issue of the journal, Child development, provides insights into all levels of classroom teaching from the latest research. Research on what young children learn from educational television programs and information about ways to improve their learning is presented. There are two papers on preventing violence and aggression. One of these looks at early intervention in Kindergarten and another demonstrates the impor- tance of working with parents of Year 6 boys to provide clear messages to discourage fighting. A report of a longitudinal study on bullying prevention in schools shows that as bullying is a group phenomenon, it is best tackled by targeting the bystanders’ role in maintaining or putting an end to it. There are many interesting papers worth reading in this online edition. A . Soutter USER LEVEL: Community Professional SCIS SUBJECTS: Child development; Children – Care and health PUBLISHER: Society for Research in Child Development, USA REVIEW DATE: 07/10/2011  *1523486* SCIS 1523486 WALKER, Kathy Ready, set, go? Penguin Group (Australia), 2011 ISBN 9780143565420  At the heart of this guidebook for parents is the dilemma of whether to send children with late birthdays to school earlier than necessary. The resource contains interesting information for its intended audience. There is a checklist of the key indicators of school readiness, but items require careful analysis, for example the question of whether a younger child is capable of self-regulation of emotions, actions and behaviours. There are useful chapters about common concerns and FAQs. Four case studies are included but unfortunately two of these involve the child repeating a year, despite many research studies indicating that repeating is often damaging. Information on types of schools and advice about what to look for when choosing a school is provided, along with tips for preparing a child for their first day. A . Soutter USER LEVEL: Community Paper $19.95 SCIS 1509653 Windy Hollow books – The bird king and other sketches www.windyhollowbooks.com.au/birdking.html The imaginative insights of one of Australia’s most acclaimed visual storytellers are captured in a book titled The bird king and other sketches. This delightful book by Shaun Tan is one of the titles featured on the site of an independent publisher of children’s books. Teachers’ notes provide valuable teaching activities related to the picture book. Discussion points and activities on aspects of visual literacy, a range of themes, and language and literacy are provided. There are links to other books and different styles of composing. A number of carefully selected comments by Shaun Tan are aimed at cultivating deep thought and eliciting considered discussion on the role of the imagination in composing. It is an inspiring resource for teachers and contains many ideas for stimulating lessons. The site is available to teachers, providing an opportunity for use with an IWB for discussion, modelling and inspiration. C . Sly Scan the SCIS barcodes to select e-resources for your collection. = must be purchased.