Grade 9 Library Orientation

Welcome to the Library.  All of the handouts and other materials covered in the Grade 9 Library Orientation sessions are  accessible – via links to Academic Workspace – from here on this page.

Print copies of materials will not be provided.  Students are expected to access resources electronically via either this webpage, or directly through the TDSB Academic Workspace ESA Library School Site.

Students are encouraged to share these resources with their parents so that they are up to speed with our expectations regarding everything covered in our Orientation Sessions.

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Access the Pre-Session Handout here via your TDSB Google Drive (you must be logged into your TDSB account via aw.tdsb.on.ca to access the file).

  • Take half an hour or so and work your way through the handout to familiarise yourself with Academic Workspace (AW), your TDSB Google Drive and the digital support provided by the TDSB Virtual Library and the ESA Library.
  • Your investment of this time prior to your arrival in the Library will make things go much more smoothly when you arrive with your Geography class.

The materials you need will be found on the ESA Library Academic Workspace School Site as of Monday Sept 11th.

Consider finding your way there ahead of time.  Follow this path to find the materials you will need for your first session in the Library:

  • TDSB AW Login > My Home > Etobicoke School of the Arts > School Sites > ESA Library
  • The materials for our workshop sessions will be posted as an ‘Announcement’

While you scroll through the available ‘School Sites’… you should favourite the ESA Library AW School Site as you will be referring to it many times over this year.

  • All materials relating to the Grade 9 Library programme will be posted on AW.

If you need help remembering how to navigate your way to AW and your TDSB Google Drive (and Apps), watch this video posted on the ESA Library YouTube page.

Be mindful of the perils of working on the internet…

  • As Mr. Downey, the former Teacher Librarian here at ESA used to say, the internet has “infinite invisible revisibility” (say that one fast 5 times!!).

 

Sept 11th thru Sept 28th 2017: Orientation Sessions, Part #1, Day One and Two

Please find the schedule here:  Gr 9 Orient 2017-18 TO POST

 

DAY ONE:  General Items of Discussion and/or Interest/Importance

The Business of the Day…

  • Task #1:  Install a network printer…
  • Task #2:  JOIN the LIBRARY Grade 9 Google Classroom… Join code ‘d4k642
  • Task #2.1:  Fill out the data collection form… for us to set up your ArcGIS accounts
  • Task #3:  Grade 9 Student Tech Survey
    Task #4:   TDSB Network Password Manager
  • Task #5:   Complete Research Task 1.0

 

DAY TWO:  General Items of Discussion and/or Interest/Importance

  • The TDSB Virtual Library:  Explore the TDSB ESA Virtual Library
  • Online Databases: Today we are going to pay particular attention to the Online Databases in our work today.
  • Online Referencing Tools:  Make Noodletools your new academic best friend.

The Business of the Day:

  • Task #1: Complete a Toronto Public LIbrary Card Application Form… Access the blank form here if you were absent from the Library on this day.
  • Task #2: Complete the Grade 9 Research and Inquiry Survey
  • Task #3: Create your own personal NoodleTools account…  Access NoodleTools here.
  • Task #4:  Complete Research Task 2.0

Additional Information and/or Resources…

Item #1: Online Databases Handout…  this walks you through a basic search just as we did on class together.

Item #2:  Virtual Library Learnmark…  Login credentials for home access to the various TDSB databases.  This is a doc file with the same information you can find on the Virtual Library Learnmarks that were distributed in class today.

  • These are for your personal use only. 
  • Please do not transmit these electronically…  it would be a violation of our contractual agreements.

Item #3:  ESA Library Bookmark…  Login credentials for the online databases (and other resources) which are purchased locally here at ESA, over and above those provided centrally by the TDSB.

  • These are for your personal use only. 
  • Please do not transmit these electronically…  it would be a violation of our contractual agreements.

 

Oct 3rd thru Oct 20th 2017: Orientation Sessions, Part #2, Day One and Two

Please find the schedule here:  Gr 9 Orient 2017-18 Pt#2 TO POST

Summary of content to follow…

 

 

 

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