Monday, April 30th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2 – PSK4U

Mr. Abdelnour’s Grade 12 class will be coming in today to begin work on the assignment.

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Instead of just going to The Google, you’d all be well-served to consult the following databases.


Resources

Our Library Catalogue has excellent print, digital and streaming video resources. In terms of nutrition and physical training; you can find some good print resources that will support your work.

The series of databases has been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) provides an extensive view of nutrition. Obviously, theirs is a more global perspective on nutrition, but provides some excellent details.

Health Canada has great resources that are well suited to your assignment in terms of food and nutrition.

To accurately track and tabulate nutritional information, you could use a service such as MyFitnessPal.

Canadians have been ignoring Canada’s Food Guide for years. Time to break the cycle. Using it to help support your dietary advice is just common sense.

The Dietitians of Canada provides articles and primers that are issue-based.

 

 

Wednesday, April 25th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2 – CHV2O1

Today Ms. Berdichevsky’s class is back to work on their YPI project, one of the most important components of the Civics course. You can find the link for the resources you were shown HERE.

Period 3 – CHV2O1

Today Ms. Kelso’s class is back to work on their YPI project, one of the most important components of the Civics course. You can find the link for the resources you were shown HERE.

Period 4 – CHV2O1

Today Ms. Berdichevsky’s class is back to work on their YPI project, one of the most important components of the Civics course. You can find the link for the resources you were shown HERE.

 

Tuesday, April 24th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – ENG1P

Ms. Harris’ Grade 9 English class is here to continue their work on their Sketches Assignment.

Click here for the resources presented to the class on Monday, April 23rd

Period 3– ENG1P

Ms. Harris’ Grade 9 English class is here to continue their work on their Sketches Assignment.

Click here for the resources presented to the class on Monday, April 23rd

Period 4 – ENG2P

Ms. Harris’ Grade 10 English is coming down to work on their Autism Research to support their understanding of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night TimeA PDF can be found HERE.

The following links were compiled to support this assignment. Their original home was HERE at the Red School House on the Virtual Library

Autism Speaks: Facts About Autism

Autism Speaks: The Official Website

Autism Science Foundation: This Science-based foundation looks at Autism research.

Holly Rod Foundation: A foundation created to support the lives of those with Autism.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Looks at the medical context of Autism

Temple Grandin:  One of the most powerful figures to share their experiences with Autism

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC’s page with autism facts

National Autism Association: More facts and details about Autism.

Monday, April 23rd

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

 

Period 2 – ENG1P

Ms. Harris’ English class is here to work on their Sketches Assignment.

Click here to download a scanned PDF of your Homelessness Research Assignment

All the links you need to complete the assignment can be found below.

Sketch

The Homeless Hub

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth

Toronto Drop In Network

The YMCA

City of Toronto Shelter, Support & Housing Administration

Homes First

Stepstones For Youth

Toronto Health Services

Covenant House

The United Way

 

 

Period 3 – HSP3U

Ms. Magson’s Grade 11 introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology class will be coming to the Library to work on their Mental Illness Case File.

A PDF of your assignment can be found HERE.

For this assignment, you’ll need quality resources from different areas. The Library’s Mental Health print collection is fairly well established, covering many different topics that will be helpful.

To access them, use our Catalogue; found on the Virtual Library. The Catalogue also provides you access to streaming video and other electronic resources. When off site,  you’ll need to log in with your TDSB information.

Other digital sources can be found in the following slideshow but Advanced Placement source might be the most important.

Another valuable source would be the Vanier Institute of the Family, which has an awful interface but excellent research on mental health and its impact upon families.

Resources for the HSP3U

 

Period 4– ENG1P

Ms. Harris’ English class is here to work on their Sketches Assignment.

Click here to download a scanned PDF of your Homelessness Research Assignment

All the links you need to complete the assignment can be found below.

Sketch

The Homeless Hub

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth

Toronto Drop In Network

The YMCA

City of Toronto Shelter, Support & Housing Administration

Homes First

Stepstones For Youth

Toronto Health Services

Covenant House

The United Way

Friday, April 20th

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 2 – ENG3C

Ms. Muzzi’s Grade 11 College Level English class is coming in to work on their next journal based on their ISU novel. Remember to install the printer using the Monitor tabs.

 

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.

Wednesday, February 18th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

 

Period Two- CHW3M

Mr. Philippou’s World History class is coming in to work on their Ancient Greek Heroes assignment.

To research your selected Ancient Greek hero, you’ll need to do some digging.

Let us save you some time and use the following sites.

Greek Gods And Goddesses: This site has links for some of the major heroes of the Aegean world.

Pantheon.org: A database that can be used to navigate all things mythology.

Fordham University: The Internet Sourcebook has a great deal of documents and manuscripts for all historic periods. This particular link focuses solely on the Ancient Greek world.

The Perseus Project: From TUFTS University, this collection of cultural, historic and literary sources from the Greco-Roman world provides you with excellent material.

The Library Catalogue: The Catalogue will also will allow you on-site and remote access to our Print, Electronic and Streaming Video Collection.


The Gallery of Heroes

Achilles
Hercules
Theseus
perseus
Alexander
Jason (and his argonauts)
Icarus
Odysseus
Orpheus
Ajax (Trojan war)
Leonidas

 

 

 


Citation

For this assignment, you will be using the Chicago school of citation. Remember that includes Footnotes and a Bibliography at the end of the report.

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here Chicago Citation at Laurier.

Remember to look to OWL @ Purdue for other questions that arise about citation. It’s where Mr. Kosowan or Ms. Vilicic go when we’re looking for information about citation.

 

Tuesday, April 17th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period Three- CIA4U

Mr. Oldridge’s Grade 12 Economics class is coming in to work on their Economics assignments.

To really find great research material, you’ll need to find data. Look for Trade Organizations (Governmental or Business) and see if you can mine their data. Remember, that a proponent or critic is likely to selectively include data to support their case, so see if you can find raw data sources instead.  Lobby Groups for all of the topics listed for this assignment can be found, and would be invaluable to your research.

The Library’s Databases

The Advanced Placement Source would be a great resource for this assignment. It provides access to academic journals and sources for which you would otherwise have to pay.

STATSCanada provides official statistics from the Canadian Government. It’s unwieldy, but has great raw data from which you can build your research.

The American Economic Association has a great primer on how to find data for research. While it has a large focus upon American sources, there is a global section.

The National Bureau of Economic Research has an excellent collection of articles and data tables on many different economic issues.

Also, Canadian Points of View and Global Viewpoints, which can be found at the same link above, provide exactly what their titles claim. They would be incredibly useful.

The Library Catalogue

The Catalogue will also will allow you on-site and remote access to our Print, Electronic and Streaming Video Collection. You can also access the CBC archives through this portal, which has a great deal of resources.

 


Citation

For this assignment, you will be using the Chicago school of citation. Remember that includes Footnotes and a Bibliography at the end of the essay.

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here Chicago Citation at Laurier.

Remember to look to OWL @ Purdue for other questions that arise about citation. It’s where Mr. Kosowan or Ms. Vilicic go when we’re looking for information about citation.

 

Thursday, April 12th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period Two – HIF1O1

Ms. McWilliam’s Grade 9 Family Studies class is coming down to work on their healthy snacks assignment.

Click here for Canada’s Food Guide (2011)

Ms. McWilliams has provided some great links that offer healthy snacks. They can be found below.
https://www.seriouseats.com/search?term=HEALTHY+SNACKS
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/healthy-snack-recipes/
https://www.bhg.com/recipes/healthy/snacks/
https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/healthy-snack-recipe
https://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/healthy-snack-recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17990/mealtimes/snacks/
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipes/12155/healthy-recipes/snacks/?page=2

Period Three- CGC1D

Ms. Sandoval-Castro’s Grade 9 Geography class is coming in to work on their landform regions research.

  1. The Canadian Government’s Natural Resources Department has an excellent Canadian Atlas, providing information on Canadian geography by region. It would be an excellent source.
  2. Canadian Geographic has an excellent Online Atlas that also has information about Canada’s landforms.
  3. WorldAtlas provides basic landform information.
  4. Our Virtual Library has great databases for your research purposes.
  5. The Library’s Catalogue provides you access to our print, digital and streaming collection.

 

Also, we need to talk a bit about Death by PowerpointAlso, there is Death by GoogleSlide and Death by Prezi.

 

Ms. Vilicic will discuss bad presentations.

Death by Prezi

Wednesdsay, April 11th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period Two – CGC1D7

Ms. Sandoval-Castro’s Grade 9 Geography class is coming in to work on their landform regions research.

 

  1. The Canadian Government’s Natural Resources Department has an excellent Canadian Atlas, providing information on Canadian geography by region. It would be an excellent source.
  2. Canadian Geographic has an excellent Online Atlas that also has information about Canada’s landforms.
  3. WorldAtlas provides basic landform information.
  4. Our Virtual Library has great databases for your research purposes.
  5. The Library’s Catalogue provides you access to our print, digital and streaming collection.

 

Also, we need to talk a bit about Death by PowerpointAlso, there is Death by GoogleSlide and Death by Prezi.

 

Mr. Kosowan and Ms. Vilicic will show examples of bad presentations.
Some of which will be shared here.

Death by Prezi

 

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