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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.

The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:

  1. Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
  2. Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
  3. Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
  4. DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
  5. DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
  6. Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)

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"A library (from French "librairie"; Latin "liber" for book) is an organized collection of information resources made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both.[1] A library's collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, prints, documents, microform, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audiobooks, databases, and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items." Source: Wikipedia contributors. "Library." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 Nov. 2013. Web. 3 Dec. 2013 <>.

Library Resources in Ontario, Canada

  • Ontario Library Service Download Centre If your public library is a member, you can download e-books, music and videos. Brought to you by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport through the Southern Ontario Library Service and Ontario Library Service-North

Library Resources

  • The American Library Association (ALA) was founded on October 6, 1876. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users. The ALA provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
  • The Canadian Library Association / Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques (CLA) was founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1946. The CLA's mission is to champion library values and the value of libraries; influence public policy impacting libraries; inspire and support member learning and collaborate to strengthen the library community. CLA members work in college, university, public, special (corporate, non-profit and government) and school libraries. Others sit on boards of public libraries, work for companies that provide goods and services to libraries, or are students in graduate level or community college programs.

Library Classification Systems

There are two (2) major library classification systems used by the libraries you will use while a student in school, college or university.

Dewey Decimal Classification

  1. What type of libraries use Dewey Decimal Classification?
  2. Copy down the ten (10) classes for Dewey Decimal Classification.

Library of Congress Classification

  1. What type of libraries use Library of Congress Classification?
  2. Copy down the twenty one (21) classes for Library of Congress Classification.