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

Monday, January 8th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library! We hope you all had a very relaxing and calming two weeks away from school.

 

Period 1 – CGC1P1-11

Here is a PDF of your assignment. Please click it to download a copy for yourself.

Ms. Sukhra’s Grade 9 Geography class will be working on their Big City Slideshow assignment.

Students will need to research their selected Canadian Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and produce a slideshow via Googleslides.

 

Resources

You should likely use the Canadian Atlas. This is a great resource of geographic data for Canadian locations.

The Canadian Encyclopedia is also an excellent resource for all information about different CMAs.

Lastly, you should look up the governmental and tourism websites for your CMA. They will be filled with interesting and up-to-date information about your location.

Monday, December 18th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 4 – FSF3U1-11

Click here to download a copy of your assignment.

Ms. Forget’s Grade 11 IB French class is coming in to work on their research on francophones célèbres.

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, December 14th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

 

Period 1 – CHV2O1

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

The Canadian Student Debating Federation 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 Research Aides, 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.

Period 3 – HIF101-11

Ms. McWilliams’ class is coming in to research Healthy Recipes.

The Internet is filled with great resources for how to cook.

If you use the following links, you’ll find great resources to use for your Healthy Snack assignment.

Serious Eats
One of the greatest websites that deal with Recipes and cooking methods is Serious Eats. They take a very thorough approach to cooking and look at which method works best.

Serious Eats has a page dedicated specifically to Snacks, so you should definitely use it by clicking HERE.

Jamie Oliver
Chef Oliver has done extensive work to improve nutritional standards in North American schools as well as in his homeland of Great Britain. He has established a great deal of healthy snack recipes as well. You can find those HERE.

Eat Right Ontario
Established by provincial dietitians, Eat Right Ontario focuses upon advice, recipes and techniques for Ontarians to eat healthier food than they currently do. Use the search feature on the website to find the appropriate resources.

Period 3 – HSB4U1-11

Click here to download a copy of your assignment.

Ms. Magson’s HSB class is coming in to work on their assignment. For this assignment, you’ll need quality resources from different areas. The Library’s 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 such as Canadian Points of View and Global Viewpoints. Also, Advanced Placement Source is a great resource.

 

So, Ms. Magson wants you to use STATSCan…. it might be the worst designed website in North America. However, it sure has a lot of stats. We can assure you that if you’re looking for demographic data in Canada, it can probably be found HERE.

Resources for the HSB4U

 

Wednesday, December 13th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

 

Period 1 – CHC2D71-11

Ms. Gaudette’s CHC2D7 class will be returning to the Library to continue working on their research assignment. Click HERE for the link for the resources shown last week.

Period 3 – CHC2D1-11

Ms. Gaudette’s CHC2D class will be returning to the Library to continue working on their research assignment. Click HERE for the link for the resources shown last week.

Period 4 – CHC2D1-12

Click here to download a copy of your assignment.

Ms. Berdichevsky’s Canadian History class will be coming to work on their “ABCs of the Defining Moments of the 20th Century” assignment. (Wow; that was a mouthful) The Laurier Librarians have created a list of 20th/21st Century Canadian History resources. This list of print sources covers important primary source documents that will help aid your research. We’ve labelled it as “CHC2D – Canadian History Primary Sources” It can be found HERE.

You’ll also find a great deal of material online. If we may be so bold, here’s a collection of easy-to-find links that should help.

OISE is where University students learn how to be teachers. They have amassed a collection of digital resources that help promote the use of Primary Sources in Canadian History. You should check it out.

The Canadian Letters & Images Project archives the Canadian war experience from those who were there. You can search for real primary source documents by era, theme and location. You can find letters, photos or pretty much anything else you could use in terms of primary sources in Canada. Definitely a great resource.

Thompson Rivers University has another great collection of Primary source documents. With a West Coast bias, you’ll find some different resources than us elitist Ontarians.

And hey, while we’re travelling across Canada; let’s stop at Brandon University. The good Manitoban researchers have compiled a very useful list of primary sources.

The Library Catalogue has great resources here too. You should check it out remember to use the login info from your learnmarks. Some of these topics are covered by streaming video and ebooks in addition to our traditional print collection. That catalogue is certainly an invaluable resource for you.

Wednesday, December 6th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2 – ENG3U1-13
Ms. Nikkel’s Grade 11 University Prep English class will be coming in to continue their work on their Debate.

The Canadian Student Debating Federation 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 Research Aides, which are quite useful.

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

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

Citation

For this assignment, you will be using the MLA school of citation. Remember that includes in-text citation and a References page at the end of the essay. We’ll go

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here The MLA Working File.

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.

 

Period 4 – CHC2D1-11

Click here to download a copy of your assignment.

Ms. Gaudette’s  Canadian History class will be coming to work on their “ABCs of the Defining Moments of the 20th Century” assignment. (Wow; that was a mouthful) The Laurier Librarians have created a list of 20th/21st Century Canadian History resources. This list of print sources covers important primary source documents that will help aid your research. We’ve labelled it as “CHC2D – Canadian History Primary Sources” It can be found HERE.

You’ll also find a great deal of material online. If we may be so bold, here’s a collection of easy-to-find links that should help.

OISE is where University students learn how to be teachers. They have amassed a collection of digital resources that help promote the use of Primary Sources in Canadian History. You should check it out.

The Canadian Letters & Images Project archives the Canadian war experience from those who were there. You can search for real primary source documents by era, theme and location. You can find letters, photos or pretty much anything else you could use in terms of primary sources in Canada. Definitely a great resource.

Thompson Rivers University has another great collection of Primary source documents. With a West Coast bias, you’ll find some different resources than us elitist Ontarians.

And hey, while we’re travelling across Canada; let’s stop at Brandon University. The good Manitoban researchers have compiled a very useful list of primary sources.

The Library Catalogue has great resources here too. You should check it out remember to use the login info from your learnmarks. Some of these topics are covered by streaming video and ebooks in addition to our traditional print collection. That catalogue is certainly an invaluable resource for you.

 

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