eBook The Big6 in Middle School: Teaching Information and Communications Technology Skills, 1st Edition

  • Barbara A. Jansen
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  • ISBN-10: 1586833200
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833206
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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Overview

This practical resource enables middle school educators -- including classroom teachers, library media and technology specialists, and administrators -- to understand and implement the Big6 approach to information, communication, and technology skills learning. Written by long-time Big6 consultant Barbara A. Jansen, and based on the Big6 model developed by Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz, this book discusses specific techniques and strategies to embed the Big6 into existing instructional programs. Included are specific Big6 instructional ideas in context, which can be used to modify and meet instruction needs.

Print Publication date: 01/01/2007

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
To Larry.
Table of Contents.
Table of Figures.
About the Author.
Acknowledgments.
By Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz.
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.
Works Cited.
The Big6 Process and Skills.
Levels of the Big6.
Summary.
Technology with a Big6 Face.
Introduction.
Technology and the Big6.
Summary.
Works Cited.
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.
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 Learning Goals.
Criteria for Judging.
Big6 Scoring Guides.
Self-Assessment.
Summary.
Big6 in Action.
Introduction.
Task Definition.
Get Started.
Additional Strategies for Engaging Students in Task Definition.
Works Cited.
Information Seeking Strategies.
Get Started.
Additional Strategies for Engaging Students in Information Seeking Strategies.
Works Cited.
Location and Access.
Get Started.
Additional Strategies for Engaging Students in Location and Access.
Work Cited.
Use of Information.
Get Started.
Additional Strategies for Engaging Students in Use of Information.
Works Cited.
Synthesis.
Go Beyond the Facts.
Learn Transferable Skills.
Provide an Audience.
Get Started.
Additional Strategies for Engaging Students in Synthesis.
Evaluation.
Evaluate Process and Product.
Get Started.
Additional Strategies for Engaging Students in Evaluation.
Putting it All Together.
Correlating the Big6 to State Curriculum Standards and Tested Skills.
Integrate the Big6 in Content Areas: Lesson Plans.
Pathfinders.
Big6 Cool Tools.
1: Assignment Organizer for Grades 5-6.
2: Assignment Organizer for Grades 7-9.
3: Writing Process Organizer for Grades 5-6.
4: Writing Process Organizer for Grades 7-9.
5: History Fair Process Organizer.
6: Science Fair Organizer.
7: Presentation Guidelines for Middle School.
8: Instructional Unit Planning Guide.
9: Explanation for Evaluating Big6 Units of Instruction.
10: Checklist for Evaluating Big6 Units of Instruction.
11: Big6 Steps to Teacher and Librarian Collaboration.
12: Big6 Strategies for Computer Collaboration.
13: Big6 in Six Minutes: Planning for Faculty Inservice.
Index.