DEC Scan Journal : February 2011
Scan Vol 30 No 1 February 2011 69 series barely touches the volume or range of his work. Tezuka was an articulate critic and his writings are still revered. His specific use of cinematic technique set the agenda for the new generation of manga artists. Tezuka's biography includes a history of Japan in the post war period. V. Davidson USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional KLA: English SYLLABUS: English 7--10; English Stage 6 SCIS SUBJECTS: Tezuka, Osama -- Criticism, interpre- tation, etc; Manga -- History & criticism; E-books PUBLISHER: University Press of Mississippi, USA, 2009 REVIEW DATE: 20/12/2010 [741.5] $18.47 *1493067* SCIS 1493067 Oculi.com.au www.oculi.com.au/ Oculi is a site that showcases a collection of award winning Australian photographs in a non-competitive forum. The photog- raphers are committed to promoting contemporary Australian culture through documentary photography. Covering a range of photographic themes and styles, this site is guaranteed to spark the interest of any budding photographer. Easy to navigate, the website features a range of photographers and their recent work. Biographical information is provided for each featured artist along with an array of their photographs. News features some interesting articles, including newspaper stories, links, and events that are worth further exploration. N. French USER LEVEL: Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 KLA: CA SYLLABUS: Visual Arts 7--10; Photography, Video and Digital Imaging Stage 6 SCIS SUBJECTS: Photography, Documentary PUBLISHER: Oculi.com.au, Australia REVIEW DATE: 01/02/2011  *1476975* SCIS 1476975 Puppetry https://portalsrvs.det.nsw.edu.au/LRRView/12452/ ABSTRACT Accessible through the NSW DET portal, this cross KLA Sites2See by CLI looks at the uses of puppets in classrooms. In Learning through puppetry, there are links to ideas about using puppets in the classroom and puppets in education, instructions on how to build puppets and puppet sets, help with making a shadow puppet play, and ideas for play production. In Modern puppetry, there are links to fairytales, traditional puppetry, and combinations of tradi- tional arts with contemporary styles and motifs. Examples of the latter are shown in Cinderella and Helena and the journey of the hello from the Sydney Opera House ED program. Teachers can find ideas on using traditional fairytale elements with girls as the heroes, and read about digital puppetry. USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 4 Professional KLA: CA; English; SciTech SYLLABUS: Creative Arts K--6; Drama 7--10; English K--6; Science & Technology K--6 SCIS SUBJECTS: Puppets and puppet shows PUBLISHER: CLI, Australia REVIEW DATE: 11/01/2011 [791.5] *1477101* SCIS 1477101 American Theatre Wing americantheatrewing.org/ Vibrant, informative and resource rich, the website acts as a discus- sion forum for contemporary theatre practice in the USA. It uses video interviews and panel discussion sessions with playwrights, directors, actors, designers, choreographers and producers. It also provides behind the scenes information about costume, sets and the rehearsal room, and it has a reference and resources section. The American focus makes it a more useful tool for theatre practi- tioners rather than teachers and students in NSW. Drama and English teachers interested in contemporary theatre practice may find the information in the Working in the theatre and In the wings, plus the regular podcast interviews with playwrights and theatre practitioners, to be useful. The site is wide ranging and well worth a look by teachers who are preparing lesson material on American plays, films and musicals. D. Giorgi USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional KLA: CA; English SYLLABUS: Drama 7--10; Drama Stage 6; English 7--10; English Stage 6 SCIS SUBJECTS: Theatre -- United States PUBLISHER: American Theatre Wing, USA REVIEW DATE: 01/10/2010 [792.0973] *1468512* SCIS 1468512 Mystery matters www.mysterymatters.edu.au/Player/frmPlayerMainPage. aspx ABSTRACT Accessible within the NSW DET portal, in this set of online and interactive games created by CLI students work their way through puzzles and clues to solve a mystery. The mysteries are linked to NSW syllabus content and teaching guides are provided with extension activities. The Sydney Opera House mystery is an English based game. Bathurst or bust and City of fear use HSIE outcomes, and Event 17 focuses on Mathematics. The object of each game is explained and prompts along the way direct a user on how to engage in the laptop friendly learning activity. USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 KLA: English; HSIE; Mathematics SYLLABUS: English K--6; English 7--10; Geography 7--10; History 7--10; HSIE K--6; Mathematics K--6; Mathematics 7--10 SCIS SUBJECTS: Educational games; Computer games PUBLISHER: CLI, Australia REVIEW DATE: 15/11/2010 [794.8] *1478936* SCIS 1478936 Digital story telling in the early years https://portalsrvs.det.nsw.edu.au/LRRView/7398/ ABSTRACT Accessible through the NSW DET portal, this Sites2See has been created by CLI. Digital technology gives everyone the opportunity to be a storyteller online. This site offers an array of useful tools to facilitate the activity with students. Adobe Digital school collec- tion teacher resources include lesson plans, assessment tips, portfolios and video tutorials. Inside Pre-K provides an example of how one teacher has used digital storytelling to engage and motivate the learner. There are Resources from the Centre for Learning Innovation, including an audio slideshow explaining what a digital story is and the steps for making one.