Thursday, February 15th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period One – PSK4U1-21

Good morning scholars,

We have an extensive collection of resources to support your studies in Mr. Abdelnour’s course.

The Library Catalogue allows you remote access (Use your AW login information) to our extensive digital resources as well as to search through our print collection. We have many print sources that cover anatomy as well as e-books and videos

The Advanced Placement Source is our most academically robust database, offering thousands of different resources for your research.

Innerbody is a U.S. based interactive website that looks at skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and the other systems that keep us all going. It’s meant to be educational, and while it does have some annoying banner ads; (Yes, those still exist) it seems to be free of malware or popups. It offers 2D and 3D perspectives on the different parts of the body and might be a good source of simple information.

A note: There are a great deal of sources online that will help with the human body. Be mindful that some are ad-filled and many sources can be ad-driven or be created for economic gain. In some cases,  you might come across sources of questionable scientific or downright false information. If you see anything about essential oils, vitamin supplements or healing magnets; I’d suggest you move on. Keep in mind the context for a source if using in your research.

Period 2 – FSF4U-21

Ms. Parsekhian’s Grade 12 French class is coming for research en français.

There’s a whole big world of French resources online, following these slides to take to you where you need to go.

French Resources

The Whole French MLA thing

You’re all crackerjack citation experts at this stage of your academic careers, right? No, well…. that’s ok. For this particular assignment, we want you to create a basic Works Cited list, or as they say… “Ouvrages Cités”

 

Much of the rules for MLA in English are the same in French.

  • All sources are listed in alphabetical order
  • You use a hanging indent for the 2nd/3rd lines of each citation.
  • Your title is centred, with no special font stylings.

There are some different formatting concerns to be aware of though. Namely….

  • Guillemets are used instead of Quotation Marks.
    • In Microsoft Office or Google docs, use the following codes to insert your guillemets.
      • «Alt + 174
      • »Alt + 175
  • Use the accepted format for dates. Not capitalized with proper punctuation marks.
  • Remember that when in doubt, there is not a lot of support online for MLA citation in French. The Laurier Library is working on creating a comprehensive guide to help students with their  citations en français.

 

Follow the slides below to see what a citation should look like, based on the sorts of resources we’ll show you today.

 

 

 

Thursday, February 8th and Friday, February 9th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Today, we welcome Grade 9 math classes, who are coming to the Library to be introduced to Homework Help.

 

Have you ever asked your Math Teacher a question and forgot what they said later on? 
Have you ever wanted help with your math homework on a Thursday evening after dinner?
Have you ever wanted to use fun videos, simulations, games or tutorials to further your understanding of mathematical concepts?

Of course you have!

Offered

 

by TVO’s Independent Learning Centre and the Ontario Ministry of Education, Homework Help is free to all students in Ontario and is a great resource.

You can access a live tutor in the evenings as well as a large collection of digital resources to support your math education.

A lucky volunteer will be plucked from our studio audience today to show everyone how to register for Homework Help. If you registered in a previous year, you will simply have to activate your account.

There are two important links for you to use.

Link One
The first one is the OEN Lookup, this link will allow you to find your Ontario Education Number, which is required for Homework Help Registration.

Link Two
The second link is for Homework Help itself. Click on Free Registration, and you’re off to the races.

 

This Slide Show gives you an idea of the major steps

Good luck with Homework Help and have fun.

 

 

Wednesday, February 7th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

 

Period 3 – HZT4U

Today Mr. Philippou’s Grade 12 Philosophy class will be introduced to the 17th updated version of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Yes, there is now a 17th Edition. Which means the old PDF or printout you’ve used in the past is now obsolete. You are welcome to take it out of your binder and (safely and neatly) throw it into the Blue Bin. Shooting for 3 works, but I’d suggest an aggressive dunk.

The new file can be found right here at Chicago Citation at Laurier.

The basics are unchanged, but we feel that this new resource will provide you with a thorough overview of the expectations laid out by the 17th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Look at this slide show for basics on how/where/when to use the Footnotes.

 

Here is an example essay file called From the dawn of time where you see how footnotes work.

 

Tuesday, February 6th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – CHV2O1

Today Ms. Berdichevsky’s class will be introduced to the YPI project, one of the most important components of the Civics course.


Pre-YPI Student Surveys are an important part of the process for all schools. Here is the link for you to use at the start of your engagement with YPI: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ypipre2017-2018

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative has created a thorough website, supporting everyone involved in the process. That wesbite can be found here at goypi.org

After exploring the website, group members should consider what kind of social cause they would like to explore before deciding upon a charity.

Helpful Links

Community Knowledge Centre is a very easy-to-use way to find charities in different parts of the city.

Charity Village also has some resources, but as the listings are province-wide, you’ll need to do more digging.

Volunteer Services Toronto has a great list of charities in the 416 too.

The Ontario School Library Association has a great social activism primer that can be found HERE.

You want yet another list of charities? Of course you do! 211 Toronto has another amazing list of charities here.

Revenue Canada has a list of all officially recognized charities. For a charity to be eligible, it needs to be on this list.

YPI has a great page providing for advice on how to create great presentations. It’s good advice for this presentation, as well as others you’ll work on later on in your academic careers.

Period 3 – CHV2O1

Today Ms.  Berdichevky’s class will be introduced to the YPI project, one of the most important components of the Civics course.

Pre-YPI Student Surveys are an important part of the process for all schools. Here is the link for you to use at the start of your engagement with YPI: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ypipre2017-2018

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative has created a thorough website, supporting everyone involved in the process. That wesbite can be found here at goypi.org

After exploring the website, group members should consider what kind of social cause they would like to explore before deciding upon a charity.

Helpful Links

Community Knowledge Centre is a very easy-to-use way to find charities in different parts of the city.

Charity Village also has some resources, but as the listings are province-wide, you’ll need to do more digging.

Volunteer Services Toronto has a great list of charities in the 416 too.

The Ontario School Library Association has a great social activism primer that can be found HERE.

You want yet another list of charities? Of course you do! 211 Toronto has another amazing list of charities here.

Revenue Canada has a list of all officially recognized charities. For a charity to be eligible, it needs to be on this list.

YPI has a great page providing for advice on how to create great presentations. It’s good advice for this presentation, as well as others you’ll work on later on in your academic careers.

 

Period 4 CHV2O1

Today Ms.  Kelso’s class will be introduced to the YPI project, one of the most important components of the Civics course.

Pre-YPI Student Surveys are an important part of the process for all schools. Here is the link for you to use at the start of your engagement with YPI: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ypipre2017-2018

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative has created a thorough website, supporting everyone involved in the process. That wesbite can be found here at goypi.org

After exploring the website, group members should consider what kind of social cause they would like to explore before deciding upon a charity.

Helpful Links

Community Knowledge Centre is a very easy-to-use way to find charities in different parts of the city.

Charity Village also has some resources, but as the listings are province-wide, you’ll need to do more digging.

Volunteer Services Toronto has a great list of charities in the 416 too.

The Ontario School Library Association has a great social activism primer that can be found HERE.

You want yet another list of charities? Of course you do! 211 Toronto has another amazing list of charities here.

Revenue Canada has a list of all officially recognized charities. For a charity to be eligible, it needs to be on this list.

YPI has a great page providing for advice on how to create great presentations. It’s good advice for this presentation, as well as others you’ll work on later on in your academic careers.

Monday February 5, 2018

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – CHW3M1

Students in Mr. Philippou’s Grade 11 Ancient Civ. Class are here to research their Seven Wonders of the Ancient World assignment. A copy of your assignment can be found here at SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD.

Instead of flocking to the Google Machine, may I suggest a few better ideas?

The Library Website is home to many great resources to help you with your reserach.

To access them, use our Catalogue; found on the Virtual Library. The Catalogue also provides you access to streaming video and other electronic resources.

The TDSB Library based resources will require login access when using off the TDSB network. Consult your Student Agenda or TDSB Learnmark for those login passwords. If you need help, ask your Teacher-Librarian for help.

CHW3M Resources

Period 4 – HZT4U1

Students in Mr. Philippou’s Philosophy class are here to work on their Philosophical Issue assignment. A copy of your assignment can be found here at Philosophy Feb 5th.

The TDSB Library based resources will require login access when using off the TDSB network. Consult your Student Agenda or TDSB Learnmark for those login passwords. If you need help, ask your Teacher-Librarian for help.

HZT4U Resources