Interested in a perfect read for the Winter Break?
Welcoming all staff & students to come by the Library Learning Commons to pick up a read just in time for the holidays. If you are interested in online reading, checkout our online books from Follett Shelf.
Visit the Toronto Public Library for a list of great reads, ebooks & digital content.
For those with overdue books or fines, please come by to see a Teacher-Librarian as soon as possible.
The EHSS Library Learning Commons wishes you a very safe and happy holiday!
Feeling a little anxious? Come visit the library. We have resources to help you manage your anxiety. a quiet space to relax? Come zen out and colour away your stress at our Colour Me Calm Station in the library!
According to an article in The Guardian, Students: 10 Ways to Beat Stress, easy, simple changes such as eating a varied diet and sleeping better can help you overcome stress.
Have you tried meditation or mindfulness?
Browse the links below to find strategies on how you can incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine:
http://annakaharris.com/mindfulness-for-children/ This website has a number of prerecorded breathing exercises that can be listened too from the computer
Meditate on This: You Can Learn to Be More Compassionate
A new study shows that meditation opens the gateway to compassion March 26, 2008 |By David Biello http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meditate-on-this-you-can-learn-to-be-more-compassionate/?print=true
Kids Relaxation http://kidsrelaxation.com/
This website has a variety of suggestions for teachers such as dragonfly breathing, Butterfly hugs (see educator resources)
Mindfulness Everyday http://www.mindfulnesseveryday.org/
Website with information about mindfulness includes some videos
Mindful Kids http://mindfulkids.wordpress.com/
Strategies to use with children
Mindfulness in Schools http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/bringing-mindfulness-to-the-school-curriculum/
MacLeans article on Mindfulness in schools
Article on teaching mindfulness to children
What is Fake News?
The New York Times defined “fake news” on the Internet as false articles deliberately fabricated to deceive readers, generally with the goal of profiting through clickbait. Clickbait is content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page.
- Find credible information from digital magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and other resources available online through the EHSS library or through the Toronto Public Library .
Here are some tips from the Toronto Public Library on how to spot Fake News.
Fake News and Social Media
Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter enable information sharing among their users, and many of these platforms present ‘news’ items, ads or ‘sponsored content’ in a manner that makes it difficult to distinguish real news sources from spoofed sites, or hoax sites. Most social media platform ad space is sold through brokers, meaning the platform often has no idea what is being advertised on their site. These characteristics make social media platforms an ideal place for fake news to flourish.
A good example of this can be seen in this article, where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s post about fake news is lined up beside two fake news items.
Still not sure? Too good to be true? Browse these websites and check for yourself or speak with a teacher-librarian.
- Media Bias/Fact Check
- Includes a searchable database of media sources and articles that are categorized according to bias, from extreme left to extreme right. Note that “bias” is subjective, and not the same thing as “fact.”
An independent website that covers urban legends, modern folklore, internet rumours, and other stories of questionable origin.
Another independent myth-busting website, this one focuses on dubious stories that resurface year after year, instead of “breaking” news and current events.
What is Open Data?
The idea of Open Data is part of a growing global movement to make public information more accessible.
Technology. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
For more information browse the website at Open Data Toronto. Explore the City of Toronto’s open data catalogue, including over 255 different data sets from a wide variety of City divisions.
Become familiar with the Toronto’s Public Library Oped Data objectives, policies and guiding principal.
The Toronto Public Library has released datasets on this page.
Learn more about the Toronto public library’s Hackathon by visiting their homepage here.
Need help using , interpreting, or visualizing data? Look at some remarkable data visualization outcomes from the City of Toronto Open Data Gallery, or click here or here for more information.
DAVID PARKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Search Open Data Canada .View Data that is relevant to Canadians, learn how to work with different datasets, and see what people have done with open data across the country.
Remembrance Day – November 11th
On November 11th we remember those who have fallen and who are now stationed abroad to protect the many freedoms we take for granted.
See our display table with print materials and letters from soldiers during WWI and WWII. Learn more about Remembrance Day in Canada through the Canadian Encyclopedia and our History Reference Centre which provides in-depth coverage of World History and sections on both World Wars.
The Toronto Public Library site has a wealth of information you can turn to as well. It includes large host of categorized databases and services that can be of great assistance.
In addition to the above sources, browse information on Veteran’s Affairs Canada and help celebrate Veterans’ Week using the hashtag #CanadaRemembers .
You can also take a look at videos on Remembrance day using the database Curriculum on Demand (see alphabetical list of databases).
Please speak to a Teacher-Librarian to find out more information
TRICK or TREAT… Give me Something Good to Read!
In need of a scary read this Halloween? Come by the library to sign-out a thriller read just in time for October 31st! Sign-out a book AND receive Halloween candy!
Click here to search our online library catalogue.
Not sure how to select a perfect book? Browse this page OR ask a Teacher-Librarian for further assistance.
Join the White Pine Reading Club 2017-18
The reveal party for the 2017-2018 titles will be held on November 23rd 2017 in the library at 3:35p.m!
Listen to announcements for updates.
Fill out this registration form to confirm your attendance. .
For further details about White Pine Reading Club, please visit our Earl Haig White Pine Website or speak to a Teacher-Librarian.