Teaching Information & Technology Skills: The Big6 in Elementary Schools, 1st Edition

  • Michael B. Eisenberg
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  • ISBN-10: 1586833189
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833183
  • DDC: 372.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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The Big6™ approach helps students become productive users of ideas and information and to navigate various information-seeking paths.

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    ISBN-10: 0938865811 | ISBN-13: 9780938865810

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Table of Figures.
Table of Worksheets.
Other Frontmatter.
About the Authors.
About the Contributors.
Overview of the Big6™ Approach.
Introduction: The Need.
The Information Problem.
The Big6 and Other Process Models.
Teaching and Learning the Big6.
The Big6 Process and Skills.
Levels of the Big6.
Task Definition.
Information Seeking Strategies.
Location & Access.
Use of Information.
The Super3.
Technology with a Big6 Face.
Technology and the Big6.
Examples of Technology in Big6 Contexts.
The Big6 and the Internet.
Implementing the Big6: Context, Context, Context.
Introduction: Contexts.
Analyzing Curriculum from a Big6 Perspective.
Planning and Plans for the Individual Teacher.
Planning and Plans for a Subject Area, Grade, or Team.
Plans and Planning on the School Level.
Assesment of Information & Technology Skills.
Effectiveness and Efficiency.
Forms and Context for Assessment.
Ways of Assessing.
Big6 Scoring Guides.
The Big6 in Action.
Big6™ Tips: Task Definition.
Lesson Plan: Title: Common Questions.
Lesson Plan: Title: It's a Problem! Turning Curriculum Objectives into Problems for Students to Solve.
Lesson Plan: Title: What Information Do I Need to Do this Task?.
Lesson Plan: Title: What's the Task?.
Big6™ Tips: Information Strategies—"Determine and Narrow".
Lesson Plan: Title: It's an Armadillo.
Lesson Plan: Title: What Can I Use for this Project? Teaching Students to Select Resources.
Lesson Plan: Title: Which Is Best? Choosing the Resource for Me.
Big6™ Tips: Location & Access—Think Index, Keywords, and Boolean.
Lesson Plan: Title: Beginning, Middle, and End: Using the Alphabet to Introduce the Encyclopedia.
Lesson Plan: Title: The Key to Understanding: Using Keywords and Related Words for Location & Access.
Lesson Plan: Title: Madeline: Fact or Fiction?.
Big6™ Tips: Use of Information—Where the Rubber Meets the Road.
Lesson Plan: Title: Big6 Buddies.
Lesson Plan: Title: Science and the Big6.
Lesson Plan: Title: "Trash-N-Treasure" Approach to Teaching Note-Taking.
Big6™ Tips: Synthesis-Putting It All Together.
Lesson Plan: Title: Celebrate 100th Day.
Lesson Plan: Title: Memorable Summer Moment … What I Did on My Summer Vacation with a New Twist.
Lesson Plan: Title: Presentation Pick: What's the Best Way to Present the Results of My Information Search?.
Lesson Plan: Title: Writing Physical Education Curriculum.
Big6™ Tips: Evaluation—Ensuring Effectiveness and Efficiency.
Lesson Plan: Title: Big6 Assessment Activity: Ask & Answer.
Lesson Plan: Title: Bubbles, Evaluation: What Items Will Make Good Bubble Blowing Devices.
Lesson Plan: Title: Self-Evaluation.
What Did I Learn? (Graphic Evaluation).
Big6™ Number Six—Evaluation.
Tips for Introducing the "Super3" So … What About Working with the Very Youngest.
Working with Young Children: Hints from Other Educators.
Lesson Plan: Title: Curious George and the Super3.
The Pervasive Big6.
Comparison of Information Skills Process Models.
Big6™ Song.
Subject Index.