Getting to Know Scran
With 370,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media, the award winning Scran meets the needs of all learners and educators.
This section provides demo Flash videos and information to let you assess whether Scran is for you.
Scran is a registered charity and
depends on your support and that of our many contributors for this
wonderful treasure trove. Help us to preserve and develop this service.
Access 370,000 copyright cleared images. View and download the images at the size of your choice – thumbnail, postcard and full screen size. Zoom enables you to view maps and documents in detail.
over 3,500 professionally written concise illustrated histories on
events, people, places and a wealth of other topics. From Prehistory
and the Dark Ages to modern Feats of Engineering, and from writers and
poets to war and warmongers, Scran’s Pathfinder Packs provide the ideal
starting point. Every pack can be copied into your own album in Stuff for
Your own personal space on Scran
where you can store images, searches and albums. From Stuff, you can
edit, create and share materials with other users. You can even generate RSS feeds.
Access Scran's communities and create your own Blog or Community in our Scribble website where you can also upload your own material.
A simple and innovative way to create your own electronic collections of Scran resources. Albums are fully editable in Stuff and can be used to multicreate a booklet, generate a browsable web site or an online slideshow. Albums can also be shared with other licensed users.
Once you have your album in order with the text edited, why not make an instant slide show using Slides.
Copy your album to another user and they
have the slides to view too.
an image and instantly wanted to make it into a worksheet, card,
postcard, greetings card or calendar? Create is the solution for you.
In a few easy templated steps your creation is delivered to your desktop fully
completed in PDF format ready to use.
wanted an instant booklet from an album of images? Multicreate - just
like Create above - does exactly that job - and it's just as easy as
Create. 1, 2, 3 and you have your booklet in PDF format with no
copying or complications.
Mini Web Sites
your own mini website from Scran Albums or Pathfinder Packs in a couple
of simple clicks. Your personal mini website is delivered to your
desktop and you can use this offline.
Search smartly through educational topics, subjects and levels. Immediately find relevant resources.
Maps - Geographic Search
up Ordnance Survey maps of Britain and get Scran to find material in
that location or, alternatively, open a map from a record to see where
the object comes from. "Mash-up" to Google Maps or Google Earth from
any record too.
Use Share, which is conveniently located on the toolbar under every image, to email, blog or send a postcard on a particular thumbnail image. Never done this before? Scran makes it easy with a simple point and click interface.
This is our latest addition - a full section that allows you to upload your own images and share with others on Scran. Contribute takes you through all the steps to create fully captioned records. You can take as much time as you like as we save all your work and you can revisit your records and re-edit until you are perfectly satisfied. At that stage, you can submit your records and they go live for all users.