Scan is a quarterly, professional refereed journal produced by the NSW Department of Education and Communities. It focuses on the interaction between information in a digital age and effective student learning.
Articles and school stories plus resources reviewed from a curriculum perspective, plus research and research-based articles.
Contact the Scan Editor for further information or visit the School Libraries and Information Literacy website for a subscription form.
Connect to a taster of articles from Scan this year.
Dr James E. Herring presents the findings of a study which explored the views of Year 7 students on information literacy practices and discusses the implications for teacher librarians and teachers.
In the second research article, Mal Lee considers what it means for schools to be networked communities. The practical implications and potentials are illustrated with reference to Broulee Public School.
Each issue of Scan includes 80+ e-resource and website reviews as well as picture books, fiction, professional and information resources reviews and more. Reviews for e-resources, including e-books and apps, indicate fees, registration or devices as needed. Icons (see table) are used for quick reference.
SCIS and Scan
SCIS record numbers and barcodes are provided with Scan reviews to facilitate creating orders in SCISWeb.
SCIS records for resources reviewed in Scan are also available for download in bulk as SCIS Special Order files [SCISWeb log in required].