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

  • Michael B. Eisenberg
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  • ISBN-10: 1586833197
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833190
  • DDC: 025.04
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 203 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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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1586830066 | ISBN-13: 9781586830069

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Table of Figures.
List of Worksheets.
About the Authors and Contributors.
Overview of the Big6™ Approach.
Introduction: The Need and the Solution.
The Need—Living in an Information Society.
The Big6™.
The Big6™ and Other Approaches.
The Big6™ and K-12 National Information Literacy Standards.
Higher Education.
Learning and Teaching the Big6™.
The Big6™ Process and Skills.
Levels of the Big6™.
Task Definition.
Information Seeking Strategies.
Location & Access.
Use of Information.
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.
Context 1: The Big6™ Process.
Context 2: Curriculum.
Analyzing Curriculum from a Big6™ Perspective.
Planning and Plans for the Individual Teacher.
Planning and Plans for a Subject Area, Grade, or Team.
Planning and Plans on the School Level.
Assessment of Information & Technology Skills.
Effectiveness and Efficiency.
Forms and Context for Assessment.
Ways of Assessing.
Big6™ Scoring Guides.
The Big6™ in Action.
Big6™ #1: Task Definition.
Big6 TIPS: Task Definition.
The Big6 Card.
Title: Creating a Thesis.
Title: Defining a Science Project Topic.
Title: Learning Peers.
Title: Planning Timeline.
Title: Shape It.
Big6™ #2: Information Seeking Strategies.
Big6 TIPS: Information Seeking Strategies: Determine and Narrow.
Title: Determining Criteria for Types of Resources: The Criteria Checklist.
Title: Discerning Differences.
Title: Information Seeking and Brainstorming.
Title: Information Seeking Strategies on the Web.
Title: Information Seeking Strategy: Higher-Order Thinking Skills.
Big6™ #3: Location & Access.
Big6 TIPS: Location & Access-Think Index, Keywords, and Boolean.
Title: Big6™ Location Log.
Title: Internet Search Tips: Keys to Effective Internet Searching.
Title: Keyword Generator: A Tool to Boost Use of Keywords.
Title: Locating Information on the Web.
Title: Using a Search Engine to Find Information: Which One Is Best?.
Big6™ #4: Use of Information.
Big6 TIPS: Use of Information-Where the Rubber Meets the Road.
Title: Bits and Pieces.
Title: Connecting with People: Interview for Information.
Title: Diamond Thinking.
Title: Insights Through Web Sites.
Title: Three Across.
Big6™ #5: Synthesis.
Big6 TIPS: Synthesis—Putting It All Together.
Title: I-Search.
Title: "I-Search" PowerPoint Presentation.
Title: Planet HyperStudio Project.
Title: Putting It Together.
Title: Puzzle It.
Big6™ #6: Evaluation.
Big6 TIPS: Evaluation—Ensuring Effectiveness and Efficiency.
Title: Creating Women in History Web Pages.
Title: Individualized Information Problem-Solving Profile.
Title: Monitor Your Emotions.
Title: Rate Your Partner.
Title: Self-Reflection Checklist Evaluation Checklist: Research Paper.
Title: Students as Self-Assessors.
Closing the Pervasive Big6™.
Appendix A: Comparison Chart.
Put the Power of the Big6™ Behind Your Work!.