Wednesday June 6

Period 3-SNC2D

Mr. Mulatu’s class will be coming in to work on their  Impacts of Climate Change in Ontario assignment.

Resources

http://www.ontario.ca/page/climate-change
http://eco.on.ca/our-reports/climate-change/
http://climateontario.ca/expert.php

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

Resources for the SNC2D Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, the Canadian Points of View and Global Issues in Context.

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 APA school of citation. Remember that  a References list at the end of the essay.

Click HERE to see some examples.

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, June 6th – Extended Essay Workshop

Welcome Year One IB Students,

Today we’ll be using the Extended Essay Guide, found on the top bar of this website.

All students will be provided with time to work on their Extended Essays and ask questions.

When I am confronted with questions about the E.E., for which I don’t have answers I go to the IB Guide found HERE.

Thursday, May 24th

Period 1 –  HSB4U

Ms. Magson’s Challenge & Change class will be coming in to work on their Culminating Evaluation.

Obviously with the different research topics, students will need to look at different platforms for their research.

Search Strings

Refining your search terms will be the most important part of your research. Keep in mind that your currently somewhat vague research question has many different research avenues. Synonyms and the use of limiters for research engines might not be something you’re very familiar with… but it’s time you started. We’ll go over that as a group for a few minutes on Friday.

For example, if you’re researching Glorification of Mental Illness on Social Media…. I’d consider using some of the following terms…. why might some of these elicit different results?

Social Media
Facebook
Twitter
Mental Health
Instagram
Glorification
Glamour
Famous
Expectation
Appearance
Self Harm
Suicide
Teen
Teenager

Resources

If you want to find some statistics to back up some of your claims, STATS Canada would be a great place to find data to support claims or for context.

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 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. 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.

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.

Microsoft Office 365 – Offered for FREE to TDSB users

Hey all,

Are you a little tired of Googledocs letting you down? Well, keep in mind that as a student with the Toronto District School Board, you are offered a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365.

 

Microsoft offers this to all students and staff at the TDSB (and other educational facilities too)

Here’s the Results:

  1. Click on this link… HERE
  2. Enter your TDSB e-mail
  3. Create your account by following the steps
  4. Select the “Install Office 2016” button and download the installation file
  5. Run the installation file

Wednesday, May 16th

Period 1, 2 and 4 – CHC2D

The 3 classes taught by Mr. Oldridge, Ms. Magson and Ms. Gaudette are coming in to work on their Rock Your Decade.

The Library has a collection of books that cover different decades in Canadian and North American history.  These books can be found in the 971 section under the Dewey Decimal System. Books with more American focused information can be found in 973.

The Canadian Encyclopedia – This thorough collection of resources covers most Canadian options, but also looks at the local impact of several globally renowned individuals. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

If you want to find some statistics to back up some of your claims, STATS Canada would be a great place to find data from the decades.

In terms of popular culture and photos/videos/song; CBC Curio would be a great source as well.

The Canadian Historical Association has a collection of useful resources to support today’s Canadian History student.

Canada: A Country by Consent was created by Canadian Historians who were wanted Canadian-Content created by Canadian writers. It has articles about the major events of Canadian history.

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

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

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.

Monday, May14th

Period 1, 3 and 4 – CHC2D7

The 3 classes taught by Mr. Oldridge, Ms. Gaudette and Mr. Philippou are coming in to work on their Rock Your Decade.

The Library has a collection of books that cover different decades in Canadian and North American history.  These books can be found in the 971 section under the Dewey Decimal System. Books with more American focused information can be found in 973.

The Canadian Encyclopedia – This thorough collection of resources covers most Canadian options, but also looks at the local impact of several globally renowned individuals. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

If you want to find some statistics to back up some of your claims, STATS Canada would be a great place to find data from the decades.

In terms of popular culture and photos/videos/song; CBC Curio would be a great source as well.

The Canadian Historical Association has a collection of useful resources to support today’s Canadian History student.

Canada: A Country by Consent was created by Canadian Historians who were wanted Canadian-Content created by Canadian writers. It has articles about the major events of Canadian history.

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

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

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, May 10th

Period 1 – CHV2O

Ms. Berdichevsky’s class is coming in to work on their Case Study Assignment.

Researching an individual is much different than researching a theme or a topic. We’d suggest using the following resources.

The Canadian Encyclopedia – This thorough collection of resources covers most Canadian options, but also looks at the local impact of several globally renowned individuals. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

Biographi.ca – This sources provides biographies on Canadians of note. Definitely a prime source of information.

In some cases, using Google might be a good bet. Ask yourself the following questions though…

  1. Who created the information you’re using? Are they a trustworthy source? Why or why not?
  2. When was the information created? Is it out of date or premature maybe?
  3. Is there any implicit (or explicit) bias that you should take into account?

Finding the official website for Black Lives Matter, for example, will be a great place to get information about the movement, but for a balanced approach you should also use newspaper media and other analysis from reputable sources.

Period 3 – CHV2O

Ms. Berdichevsky’s class is coming in to work on their Case Study Assignment.

Researching an individual is much different than researching a theme or a topic. We’d suggest using the following resources.

The Canadian Encyclopedia – This thorough collection of resources covers most Canadian options, but also looks at the local impact of several globally renowned individuals. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

Biographi.ca – This sources provides biographies on Canadians of note. Definitely a prime source of information.

In some cases, using Google might be a good bet. Ask yourself the following questions though…

  1. Who created the information you’re using? Are they a trustworthy source? Why or why not?
  2. When was the information created? Is it out of date or premature maybe?
  3. Is there any implicit (or explicit) bias that you should take into account?

Finding the official website for Black Lives Matter, for example, will be a great place to get information about the movement, but for a balanced approach you should also use newspaper media and other analysis from reputable sources.

Period 4 – CHV2O

Ms. Berdichevsky’s class is coming in to work on their Case Study Assignment.

Researching an individual is much different than researching a theme or a topic. We’d suggest using the following resources.

The Canadian Encyclopedia – This thorough collection of resources covers most Canadian options, but also looks at the local impact of several globally renowned individuals. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

Biographi.ca – This sources provides biographies on Canadians of note. Definitely a prime source of information.

In some cases, using Google might be a good bet. Ask yourself the following questions though…

  1. Who created the information you’re using? Are they a trustworthy source? Why or why not?
  2. When was the information created? Is it out of date or premature maybe?
  3. Is there any implicit (or explicit) bias that you should take into account?

Finding the official website for Black Lives Matter, for example, will be a great place to get information about the movement, but for a balanced approach you should also use newspaper media and other analysis from reputable sources.

Wednesday May 9th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!


Period 2 – CHV2O

Ms. Berdichevsky’s class is coming in to work on their debate assignment and their Case Study.

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.

Period 3 – CHV2O

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

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.

Period 4 – CHV2O

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

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.

Friday, May 4th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

We won’t throw a bunch of Star Wars references at you today, we promise.

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Greene County Public Library (Oct 2, 2013)

Well, except for this jpeg I guess……

 

By the way, remember that this is a great time to pick up a book to read. Exams (for you non-IB students at least) are still over a month away and maybe kicking back with a good novel is just the thing to make that Saturday afternoon amazing.

Give a hoot! Read a book.

 

 

Period 1 – CHC2D7

Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 Pre-IB Canadian History class will be back to continue their work on their Indigenous Unit.

The links for your assignment can be found HERE.

Period 4 – CHE3O

Ms. Papoutsis’ Grade 11 African History class will be in to work on their Culminating activity.

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

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

  • Blackpast.org is a robust series of resources that support the studies of African History in North America, Europe and Globally as well.  The google custom search feature at the top of the page makes navigating the website quite easy.
  • African History Month provides accessible articles about important people and events in African American history.
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia houses articles on many of the names found on your assignment, and also provides related articles and links too.
  • There are incredibly useful and age-appropriate databases found on the Virtual Library site. (I.e., they’re not too basic and they’re not University Graduate level hard) I’d suggest you look at Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.

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.

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

 

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