‘Get Caught Reading’ Summer Holiday Competition

Le Régent College’s 1st Annual Extreme Reading Competition is launched today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who can read in the most interesting, strange or awkward place?
Take a photograph of yourself reading in an EXTREME or UNUSUAL way during your long holidays.

(Now, by “Extreme” we don’t mean LIFE THREATENING or ILLEGAL. We mean CREATIVE and IMAGINATIVE. And let’s be careful with those library books too!)

Prizes and a place in the college newsletter and Yearbook go to the best entries and all entries will be shown on the Library Blog. Staff and student prizes on offer.

Send your photos to Mr Bull by Friday 8th September 2017 at 5pm.

Read what you like, like what you read!

Year 9 Students begin a Guided Inquiry Unit on Euthanasia.

This week, Year 9 pupils began a Guided Inquiry Unit exploring the issues surrounding Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.

Students used the Guided Design Inquiry Process to investigate the broad issue of Euthanasia, develop and answer their own Inquiry Question and then present it to the class.

Download the Student WorkBook here: Year 9 Euthanasia Guided InquiryBookletC

Some of the most useful websites they used were collected in a LiveBinder Below:

Click for Euthanasia Info.
Click for Euthanasia Website Collection

Copyrights and Wrongs with Year 10.

Today, two groups of Year 10 students explored the legal and ethical issues around using the creative work of others. They got to grips with the following concepts:

The groups then had the task of identifying the owner and copyright status of 5 photos before choosing the one they thought best to use for an advertising campaign.

The groups then played a Kahoot quiz to review their understanding of the key concepts and vocabulary around Copyright and Fair Use.

After using the Flickr and Creative Commons Search to find a freely useable image of their choice, students used the SLASA Reference Generator to reference the image using the Harvard style.

Common Sense Media 2014, Copyright and Fair Use Animation, online video, 5 September 2014, accessed 22 May 2017, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suMza6Q8J08>.

New Harvard Online Referencing Generator Goes Live!

To adhere to the Academic Honesty Policy for the College it is essential that all students (and teachers) acknowledge the work and creations of others and use a recognized referencing system consistently. At Le Régent College we recommend the Harvard Author-Date System which can be used to varying levels of complexity as students progress through the school. As well as offering a nifty automatic referencing tool through the Access-It Library Catalogue for resources used from the library, we have now invested in an excellent, user-friendly online tool that covers just about any material that you may need to reference.

The SLASA Online Reference Generator allows students to choose, Junior, Middle or Senior School Versions and to not only get working examples of how to reference sources but a live reference building tool that creates the citation with you. You just need to have all the information to hand, fill in the blanks and copy the finished citation into your assignment or essay.

This reference generator will top the list on our Referencing page, but it is password driven, so please ask your teacher or Mr Bull for the password and don’t share with anyone outside the college.

 

Speaking Multiple Languages Changes Your Perception of Time | Big Think

New research shows that bilinguals learn more efficiently and multitask better as well.

Source: Speaking Multiple Languages Changes Your Perception of Time | Big Think

New Titles added in March & April 2017

Check out the latest excellent books added to our College Libraries in the months of March and April. Just click on the image below to view the complete list.

Click this image to view the full list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to get fancy, you can use the categories to the left of the list to filter your results. You can do this for any search within the catalogue. Go on, you know you want to.

 

 

Today is World Press Freedom Day.

Today is World Press Freedom Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies

Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

Check out the links and resources below about Press Freedom and Censorship. The Amnesty International image above will take you to their campaign page on Jailed Journalists worldwide.

UNESCO has declared May 3 World Press Freedom Day. Check out the UNESCO

 

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Cartoons for Freedom of Expression

 

 

 

Website of the Week: Guggenheim eBooks

This week’s Website of the Week, is a collection of over 200 digitised art books and exhibition catalogues from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Search, read and download over 200 art books for free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For at least half a decade now, New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been digitizing its exhibition catalogs and other art books. Now you can find all of the publications made available so far — not just to read, but to download in PDF and ePub formats — at the Internet Archive. If you’ve visited the Guggenheim’s non-digital location on Fifth Avenue even once, you know how much effort the institution puts toward the preservation and presentation of modern art, and that comes through as much in its printed material as it does in its shows.

Among the more than 200 Guggenheim art books available on the Internet Archive, you’ll find one on a 1977 retrospective of Color Field painter Kenneth Noland, one on the ever-vivid icon-making pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, and one on the existential slogans — “MONEY CREATES TASTE,” “PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT,” “LACK OF CHARISMA CAN BE FATAL” — slyly, digitally inserted into the lives of thousands by Jenny Holzer. Other titles, like Expressionism, a German Intuition 1905-1920From van Gogh to Picasso, from Kandinsky to Pollock, and painter Wassily Kandinsky’s own Point and Line to Plane, go deeper into art history.

 

 

 

 

Website of the Week: The Getty Research Institute

This week’s  Website of the Week, is the Getty Research Institute. “The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their various histories through its expertise, active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services, and residential scholars programs. Its Research Library and Special Collections of rare materials and digital resources serve an international community of scholars and the interested public. The Institute’s activities and scholarly resources guide and sustain each other and together provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange.”

There is a huge wealth of resources and information in the many, many pages of the GRI, all concerned with the visual arts. The site is divided into several main areas all with vast collections of resources, meticulously catalogued and searchable.

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Special Collections
Scholars Program

CILIP Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal Celebrate Historic Milestones

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as ‘the one they want to win’ – they are the gold standard in children’s literature.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

View the Carnegie Medal Shortlisted Books Below:

View all the past Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners from the last 79 Years (2017 Winner still to be decided)

There are many other book awards run each year throughout the world for adult and children’s literature. Check out our Book Awards page below for more details.