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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Overview

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.
Acknowledgements.
Dedication.
About the Authors and Contributors.
Foreword.
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™.
Summary.
The Big6™ Process and Skills.
Levels of the Big6™.
Task Definition.
Information Seeking Strategies.
Location & Access.
Use of Information.
Synthesis.
Evaluation.
Summary.
Technology with a Big6™ Face.
Introduction.
Technology and the Big6™.
Examples of Technology in Big6™ Contexts.
The Big6™ and the Internet.
Summary.
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.
Summary.
Assessment of Information & Technology Skills.
Introduction.
Effectiveness and Efficiency.
Forms and Context for Assessment.
Ways of Assessing.
Big6™ Scoring Guides.
Self-Assessment.
Summary.
The Big6™ in Action.
Introduction.
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.
Effectiveness-6.1.
Efficiency-6.2.
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™.
Summary.
Appendix A: Comparison Chart.
References.
Index.
Put the Power of the Big6™ Behind Your Work!.