Thursday, September 27

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!


Period 1-4 – CHV2O

The 4 Civics classes are coming in to work on their debate assignment.

Resources for the Debate

The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) has a great resource designed for students who are performing in a debate. If only we could find some students who were going to be in a debate…. Make sure you use their Debatepedia, which are quite useful.

Here are some other very useful resources you can pick up at the Laurier Virtual Library.

Resources for the CHV2O Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, the Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.

Before you can access the database list, remember to indicate that you’re in Gr 9-12.

Wednesday, September 26th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period One 

 

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.

 

 

 

Friday, September 21st

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period Three- CHW3M

Mr. Kosowan’s Grade 11 Ancient Civilization class will be coming to the Library to research for their TripAdvisor assignment.

Your assignment is here:

TripAdvisor

We suggest you use the resources Mr. Kosowan has recommended in your assignment handout as well as:

The Library Catalogue allows you remote access to our print, digital and streaming resources from anywhere at any time. To access this resource, you’ll simply need your TDSB log-in information.

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

JSTOR

As part of your presentation, you will need to show your sources in a Bibliography using Chicago style. Remember that your audience needs to see what’s on your slide, so make sure that you choose a suitable font & size.

You may need to refer to Laurier’s handy Chicago Style handout. The file can be found right here at Chicago Citation at Laurier.

An example of a slide would look like this:

Thursday, September 20th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 4 – GPP301-11/12

Ms. Magson’s Grade 11/12 Peer class will be in to work on their Leadership presentation.

Your assignment can be found here. View it here, or download a copy.

Mini Leadership Presentation (PEER)

Leadership presentation Rubric PEER

In terms of research, we might suggest you use the following sites:

  • The Canadian Encyclopedia houses articles on many famous Canadian leaders and also provides related articles and links too.
  • There are incredibly useful databases found on the Virtual Library site. I’d suggest you look at the Advanced Placement Source.
  • JSTOR provides students with a powerful and easy-to-use database for academic pursuit.
  • The Toronto Star Historic Database, which can be found on the Toronto Public Library’s Website, allows readers to access articles from the newspaper’s archives.

You’re expected to complete a Reference list using APA format. We’ve created a Laurier-friendly primer on citing with APA, so please use this file found at APA Citation PDF.

Also, for interview referencing, follow the instructions from APA HERE:

For email referencing, follow the instructions from APA HERE:

Good luck and if you need any help, please feel free to ask.

Tuesday, September 18th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period Four- ENG2P

Ms. William’s Grade 10 English class will be coming to the Library to research a hero for their Heroes Assignment.

Your assignment is here:

Heroes ENG 2P

To find information about your heroes, we suggest you use the following resources.

  1. The Library Catalogue allows you remote access to our print, digital and streaming resources from anywhere at any time. To access this resource, you’ll simply need your TDSB log-in information. Using this catalogue, you’ll be able to find the Biography for your Heroic Person.
  2. The Canadian Encyclopedia is an excellent source of information for Canadian individuals (or for those with ties to Canada).
  3. JSTOR provides students with a powerful and easy-to-use database for academic pursuit.
  4. The Toronto Star Historic Database, which can be found on the Toronto Public Library’s Website, allows readers to access articles from the newspaper’s archives.

Monday, September 17

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

 

Period 4 – HZT4U

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

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

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.

Students in Mr. Philippou’s Philosophy class are also here to work on their “The Allegory of the Cave” assignment. A copy of your assignment can be found here.

The Allegory of the Cave

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

Thursday September 13th & Friday September 14th, 2018

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 Mathify.

 

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, Mathify 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 Mathify Registration.

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

 

Good luck with Mathify and have fun.

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Period 3 – ENG3U

Ms. Muzzi’s class is coming in to work on their debate assignment.

Resources for the Debate

The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) has a great resource designed for students who are performing in a debate. Make sure you use their Debatepedia, which are quite useful.

The Canadian Student Debating Federation has a great resource designed for students who are performing in a debate. Make sure you use their Research Aides, which are quite useful.

Here are some other very useful resources you can pick up at the Laurier Virtual Library.

Resources included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, the Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.

Period 4 – CHW3M

Mr. Kosowan’s class is coming in to work on their Stone Age Inventions assignment.

Here is your assignment.

 

Password Issues

Hello students,

 

If you’re having trouble with your password, we understand. We’re working on a solution with IT Support as we speak.

 

In the meantime, once you’ve reset your password, please activate the TDSB password manager.

This service will allow you to reset or unlock your account by yourself the next time you forget.

It’ll make your life a WHOLE lot easier; we promise.

 

 

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Period 2 –  CPW4U

Mr. Philippou’s Canadian and International Politics class will be coming in to work on their Interest Group Assignment.
Your assignment is here:

Political Science-Interest Groups

Resources:

The CBC archives provides you with access to thousands of audio clips and video clips that are easy to integrate into your presentation.

Here are some other very useful resources you can pick up at the Laurier Virtual Library. 

Resources for the CPW4U Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, the Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.

Before you can access the database list, remember to indicate that you’re in Gr 9-12. The CPOV and the GIC are exceptionally well suited here.

 

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.

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.

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