OVERVIEW of BIG6™

RESOURCES for EACH BIG6™ STEP

BIG6™ RESOURCES
TO DOWNLOAD

BIG6™ PROJECTS
& ORGANIZERS

TECHNOLOGY
and the BIG6™

BIG6™ RESOURCES
on SCHOOL SITES


OVERVIEW of BIG6™

Big6™ Home Page - Visit the Official Big6™ Home Page to get an overview of the process from its co-developer, Dr. Mike Eisenberg. You'll want to visit this site often to explore the wide range of resources for teaching and learning with the Big6™ around the world.

Big6™ Kids' Site - Part of the Big6™ Home Page, these pages lead kids through the 6 step information process. Specific sections for grades K-2, 3-6, and 7-12 are provided.

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RESOURCES for EACH BIG6™ STEP

1. Task Definition
1.1 Define the information problem
1.2 Identify information needed to complete the task (to solve the information problem)
2. Information-Seeking Strategies
2.1 Determine the range of possible sources (brainstorm)
2.2 Evaluate the different possible sources to determine priorities (select the best sources)
3. Location and Access
3.1 Locate sources (intellectually and physically)
3.2 Find information within sources

Pathfinders

Online Databases

Great places for teachers to find WWW sites and resources to support school projects

  • 42Explore - This amazing site has preselected Web resources and activities for multiple topics.
  • American Memory Collection - from the Library of Congress. If you teach social studies, you need to visit this page. Click on Learning Page for lessons and resources.
  • Librarians' Index to the Internet
  • KidsClick - Sites selected by librarians. Includes reading levels.
  • Yahooligans - Kid friendly sites from Yahoo for kids. Check out the teacher section.
  • Thinkfinity - Links to top sites in many disciplines, professionally developed lesson plans, classroom activities, materials to help with daily classroom planning, and more.
4. Use of Information
4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view) the information within a source
4.2 Extract relevant information from a source

Note-taking - Techniques for note-taking can be found at these sites:

Graphic Organizers provide a way to organize information for note-taking, brainstorming, presentation and more. Several excellent graphic organizers can be found at these sites:

Citing Sources - Sites for creating bibliographies include the following:

Copyright and plagiarism -
5. Synthesis
5.1 Organize information from different sources
5.2 Present the information
6. Evaluation
6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness)
6.2 Judge the information problem-solving process (efficiency)

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BIG6™ RESOURCES to DOWNLOAD

 

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BIG6™ PROJECTS and ORGANIZERS

Consider putting your project online for students to access from school or home. The following sites provide ideas and Web page templates:


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TECHNOLOGY and the BIG6™


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BIG6™ RESOURCES on SCHOOL SITES


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Updated June 2009

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Questions or comments? E-Mail Jeanne Barnes, Teacher-Librarian

Big6™ Skills Approach was developed by Michael B Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz. The phrases "Big6 Skills" and "Big6 Skills Curriculum" are all copyrights of Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz.