Doctor Who is in the Library!

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Calling all Dr. Who fans!  Do you think you know everything about the Doctor?  If yes, then you should come to the library at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday, January 29 to participate in the quiz of all quizzes.  Test your knowledge and see if you actually know the Doctor at all.  Prizes to be won!

Want to get to know more about the Doctor?  Check out the books that we have at the library:

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BBC has a great page dedicated to the Doctor as well:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006q2x0

Website of the Week: LEARN How- Tos

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Not sure how to write a historical essay, lab report, create a reference list?  Well, this site will be very helpful to you.   Check it out!  http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/howtos/index.html

LEARN  is an amazing website that helps Quebec students with their homework.  There is also a tutoring option available for students who are having homework difficulties.  Recently, the new features that they have added have only made this an exceptional place that you should bookmark!  Check it out: http://www.learnquebec.ca/

What is LEARN?  I have taken this excerpt from their about us page:
LEARN (Leading English Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit educational foundation supported in part by funding from the Quebec-Canada Entente for Minority Language Education that:

  • offers e-learning services and support to all English school boards, private schools, community organizations and the private sector in rural and urban settings;

  • supports and promotes pedagogical collaboration and innovation using information technology, and works to model best practices; and

  • publishes quality learning materials to support educators who are implementing competency-based practices in the classroom.

Google Music – Trend identifier

Recently in the Google labs,  they have been working on a new timeline – an interactive music timeline.  The timeline spans from 1950-2010.  It is interesting to see visually how the different genres have played out over the decades.  Another interesting feature is the ability to search artists or albums.  A small synopsis is given about the bands/singers.  Sadly, in Canada, we cannot listen to the music but they are working on it!  The player is only available in the United States for the moment.  This website could be helpful for your music projects.

Check it out: http://research.google.com/bigpicture/music/#

Adding images to your projects

Most projects that you do in school require images.  Did you know that you must cite where you took the images from?  Also, some are protected and cannot be used on your Tumblr or other websites (such as Prezi).  How can you decide if you can use an image?  Google has added a new element to their tool bar where they are allowing you to search under USAGE RIGHTS.  This way, you can search for an image that is labeled for reuse.  See below for an example (click on the image to enlarge):

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Website of the Week: Glean

Glean is a new website that offers educational videos on different topics.  The focus so far is on science and math.  There are numerous videos on topics in these two areas.   This is a really good site to help with your science and math homework.  The video explanations are quite clear and concise.  You do not have to be a member in order to watch these videos which is another bonus.

Check it out! https://glean.co/