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.

 

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, March 21st

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period One- ENG3C
Ms. Muzzi’s ENG3C class is coming to the Library to select a novel for their Independent Study.

Selecting “the right” novel is the an incredibly important part of this process. If you pick a book that bores you, your assignment will definitely bore everyone else.

So, how do you pick a good book?

For the students present today, our Library Staff will spend time with you and discuss how to pick a great book, or where you can find different books in our Library.

If you were absent, you can try the following, or ask a Teacher Librarian for help.

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

Here’s some advice.

  1. Do you have a favourite author? If so, pick a book they’ve written which you have not read to avoid reruns.
  2. Do you have a favourite movie? Or maybe a favourite video game? Knowing that genre might give us more to work with.
  3. You can try reading the back of a book, but keep in mind that those are written by people trying to get you to buy the book. They’re going to make that book seem as exciting as they can, right?
  4. You can use Goodreads, which has general synopsis and a lists of great reads, defined by genre.
  5. Ms. Muzzi has asked that your book be age appropriate and at least 200 pages long. Keep that in mind while searching.