DEC Scan Journal : February 2012
50 app for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch; app for Android digital authoring tool; learning platform software ebook; ejournal; online database interactive e.g. game; learning object media presentation e.g. podcast; slide show; digital story; video; audio website must be purchased scan selected eresources into SCIS Create orders or check SCIS Special order files 1398718* Changes happen daily on the internet. Sites may not be permanent or structured as they were when reviewed. Reviews indicate fees, registration or devices as needed. Icons used: eresources Resources are listed in Dewey order. Resource reviews are provided for teachers to support their teaching and learning programs. The views expressed by reviewers are their own and should not be considered as an endorsement of the material by the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC). Copyright for reviews is held by the NSW Department of Education and Communities. Permission for reproduction of reviews in part or full for any purpose must be sought in writing. For further information contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Resources are reviewed by teacher librarians, teachers and consultants across NSW. See Who reviews? for more information about the reviewers. Access to reviews and resources The searchable database of resource reviews includes those published in Scan and more! Go to the Departmental website <www.schools.nsw.edu.au/resource reviews>. Selected reviews for HSC syllabuses are also available on NSW HSC online at <http://hsc.csu.edu.au>. Use Scan to select resources and include them in your school collection. For example, use the barcodes of eresources to scan your selections into a SCIS order or go to the SCIS Special order files for the Scan Primary, Secondary and Professional website compilations. DEC users can ensure ready access for teachers and students to the range of online resources through My Library. Classification given in Scan for nonfiction material is the 14th Abridged Dewey, although when ordering SCIS cataloguing records, the 23rd may be specified. KLA and USER LEVEL should only be used as a guide, as many resources transcend age and subject barriers. USER LEVELS are given in Stages as follows: Early Stage 1 (for preschool/early childhood) Stage 1 (for lower primary) Stage 2 (for middle primary) Stage 3 (for upper primary) Stage 4 (for lower secondary) Stage 5 (for middle secondary) Stage 6 (for upper secondary) Community (for community/parent/adult) Professional (for teachers) Key Learning area (KLA) abbreviations used: CA Creative Arts English English HSIE Human Society & Its Environment Languages Languages Mathematics Mathematics PDHPE Personal Development/Health/Physical Education Science Science SciTech Science & Technology TAS Technology & Applied Studies and AC Australian Curriculum VET Vocational Education and Training CEC Content Endorsed Course COGs Connected Outcomes Groups from the Planning and programming framework. ABSTRACT indicates a resource is described rather than evaluated. Images for internet sites are from Microsoft clip art and media <office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-us> and Open Clip Art Library <www.openclipart.org>. The NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre supports Resource reviews Therese Kenny, Assistant Editor, School Libraries and Information Literacy.