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Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on March 25, 2014

Recently added The First Nations Series for Young Readers Teacher Resource : Grade 4-10 :  a resource companion to the First Nations series for Young Readers from Second Story Press by Shawntelle Nesbitt.

The introduction includes praise for this author and resource. “Shawntell Nesbitt gets it! Rich and extensive programming flows throughout Nesbitt’s guide, which demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of all that must be considered when bringing First Nations, Métis, or Inuit culture into the classroom”–Shelley Knott-Fife.

“The series and resource guide are current and allow students to learn about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit role models while incorporating Aboriginal perspective.”–Lynn Herr

“Durham District School Board’s Authentic Learning Wheel and Deconstruction Approach have been incorporated [in this resource] … Nesbitt has recognized the immeasurable value of the Anishinaabe Medicine Wheel Teaching of the Four Aspects of Human Beings as foundational to holistic education today”…–Deanna Fry.

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Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on April 29, 2013

Net Smart : how to thrive online by Howard Reingold. 302.231 RHE

Daniel H. Pink refers to Net Smart “as a lifeboat for people who want to participate in new technologies without drowning in the flood”.  A guide to being literate in today’s, always-on world.  Illustes how to use the WEB mindfully, articulating a comprehensive set of social norms, practices, and protocols to help unleash the collective power of networked intelligence.

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Culinary Reactions : the everyday chemistry of cooking, by Simon Quellen Field.  664 FIE

The author turns measuring cups, stovetop burners, and mixing bowls into graduated cylinders, Bunsen burners, and beakers.  Every time you follow a recipe, you are experimenting with acids and bases, emulsions and suspensions, gels and foams.  But unlike in a laboratory, you can eat your experiments to verify your hypotheses.  This easy-to-follow primer even includes recipes to demonstrate the concepts being discussed.

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Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 29, 2012

New print edition from Canadian Curriculum Teacher Helper series. Students will learn about Canada in these simple to understand, comprehensive unit helpers.  Follow-up activities are included designed to consolidate the concepts taught.  Includes assessment ideas and an end-of unit test. Our new titles : All about Canada Grades 1-2 ;  Canada’s aboriginal peoples Grades 4-6 ;  Canada’s geographical regions Grades 4-6 ;  Canada’s pioneers Grades 2-4 ;  Canadian government Grades 4-6 ;  Canadian traditions and celebrations Grades 2-3 ;  Music lessons Grades 1-3 ;  Our community Grades 1-2 ;  Urban & rural communities  Grades 2-3. 

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Canadian content for Canadian teachers.  GEOWAT- Innovative Teacher Publishing has all of their titles available on-line.  Navigate to the subject of your choice and click on a book to see a sneak-peek of its content.  Sneak-peeks are printer friendly, so feel free to print and use in your class.

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Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on December 5, 2011

Newly acquired samples are available for  Language Arts Hi-Lo reading from Saddleback Educational Publishing.  Here are a few of the series with some of the sample titles.

Choices: Life strategy novels for striving readers. Reading level: 1.0 to 2.0 / Grades: Young Adult High School.

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Carter High Mysteries: High School with a twist.  Reading level: 1.0 to 2.0 Grades: Young Adult High School.

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District 13: Edgy Hi-Lo Sports Novels. Reading level: 1.0 to 2.0 / Grades: Young Adult High School.

Series written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences.  The novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers.  Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys:  coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendship, drugs, self-esteem, and school.  Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions.

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The Heights: Low-level gentle reads.  Reading level: 1.0 to 2.0 / Grades: 5 to 8.

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Right Now!: …But what happens next!  Reading level: 1.0 to 2.5 / Grades: Young Adult High School.

The Right Now! series contains colorful high-impact graphics and cutting edge design, which adds drama to every page.  These 40-page stories, containing no more than 600 words each, are intended for striving readers who struggle with traditional classroom fiction.  The gripping realism of each story draws the reader on…but what happens next?  The endings are ambiguous – students can debate what’s next in a series of activities designed to further explore the subject.

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Strange But True: sure to intrigue even the most reluctant reader… Reading level: 3.5 to 4.0 / Grades: Young Adult High School.

Who isn’t fascinated by the world of the weird?  These stories are the ultimate in high-interest reading.  Fact or fiction?  Real or unreal?  Let your students decide.  The people, places and things in these story collections range from the peculiar to the preposterous, from the creepy to utterly terrifying, from the odd to the awful.  Yet all are based on eyewitness accounts or the solid scholarship of series investigators.

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True Crime: shocking stories of lawlessness and justice.  Reading level: 4.0 / Grades: Young Adult High School. One title in this series is  Forensics.

The science of forensics is little understood except for what we watch in prime time.  Five chapters explore forensic dentistry, ballistics, computer forensics, facial reconstruction, and fingerprinting.

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Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 25, 2011

Four new Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws graphic novels and teacher guides,  The sugar bush ; The Voyageurs ; True hearts ; Tall tale are now available.  The teacher guides are on CD-ROM published by 

“The first series of comic strips are based upon the teachings of  The Seven Grandfathers (wisdom from the Anishinabek Community)…” from the website.  Set in 18th century colonized North America, two mischievous Ojibwa brothers play pranks and have adventures using a traditional Ojibwa medicine that transforms them into animals for a short time.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on March 3, 2011

Introducing a new novel set (Call number NS1192) available through the Terry James Video Library. 

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor to his or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games.

Sample copies and teacher guides for “The Hunger Games”, as well as, audiobooks of the entire trilogy are available in the Terry James Resource Library.

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Going Beyond Google

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on December 3, 2010

Google isn’t up to the task when it comes to serious research, and though your patrons and students have heard of the “invisible,” or “deep” Web, they have no idea how to tap into it. You need practical tools and strategies for teaching them about the Web sources and specialized databases they will never find using everyday search engines. This book will show you in simple, non-technical terms how to integrate the invisible Web into teaching opportunities wherever they occur — in a one-on-one “teaching moment” at the reference desk, or in a formal course.  Find this and other web resources at the Terry James Library.

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Digital Photography

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 19, 2010

Digital photographs can be manipulated, displayed, printed,  made into art, and much more.  The Terry James Resource Library has many digital photography resources from “how to” books to Ontario Ministry of Education licensed software.  Follow the link below to check out what is available in our online catalogue.

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New Novel Sets

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 18, 2010

The Terry James Media Library has three new novel sets for intermediate students.

The new titles are:  Egghead — Breadwinner — American Born Chinese (graphic novel).



American born

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Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 29, 2010

Video Streaming is the receiving and playing of videos through the internet.  Now you can stream live, in your classroom, more than 5000 educational videos and video clips (including PBS, National Geographic, Sunburst, A & E and much more) with the Learn360.  Or you can download for later use.  Whichever you choose, it’s instant access from school and home as long as you have an internet connection.

The Terry James Video Library has been busy purchasing videos  and video clips for Learn360.   The complete, award-winning, Language Arts series, Reading Rainbow, is now available on Learn360.  Over 70 feature film clips for Character Education, are now available.  More than 1,000 full length videos, and 6,200 video clips from A&E, are currently accessible.  Check out the Learn360 website for more exciting new features.  Just click on the Learn360 pictured above, or click the link below to see videos that are available from our video library and on Learn360.

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