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    • 1. The Big6 ™ Skills Search and Research Strategies June 6, 2008
    • 2. Big6 ™ Skills
      • Task Definition
      • Information Seeking Strategies
      • Location & Access
      • Use of Information
      • Synthesis
      • Evaluation
    • 3. 1. Task Definition
      • Determining the purpose and need for information
        • 1.1 Define the task
        • 1.2 Determine the information needed to do the task
        • ex. restate task in own words
        • ex. work in a group to write questions to be answered about the topic
    • 4. 1. Task Definition
      • 1.1 Define the Problem
        • Create an information problem based on the content objectives/essential questions for the course
        • Task definition moves from being informational (do this) to instructional (helping students learn how to define and complete tasks)
      • 1.2 Identify the Information Needed
        • Develop questions that the students will need to know in order to complete the task
        • Small group brainstorming can be effective
    • 5. 1. Task Definition
      • Sample Task:
      • Your city council wishes to create a museum of the Civil War using artifacts that symbolize the war. They also want to feature the area’s contributions to the war effort.
      • What is your task?
      • What information do you need?
      • How might you guide students through this step?
    • 6. 2. Information Seeking Strategies
      • Examining alternative approaches to acquiring information
        • 2.1 Brainstorm all possible sources
        • 2.2 Select best sources
        • ex. evaluate a web site for relevancy
        • ex. consider investigation, survey, observation, and interview
    • 7. 2. Information Seeking Strategies
      • 2.1 Brainstorm All Possible Sources
        • Students need to be taught what is available
        • Book, Encyclopedia, Atlas, Almanac, Magazine, Database, AV Materials, Interview
      • 2.2 Select the Best Sources
        • Students need to be taught how match resources to the task
        • Website evaluation is a critical skill
    • 8. 2. Information Seeking Strategies
      • Website Evaluation
        • Kathy Schrock’s Guides
      • What’s Wrong with These Sites?
      • http://www.texasindians.com/
      • http://www.martinlutherking.org/
      • http://crystalinks.com/egypt.html
    • 9. 3. Location and Access
      • Locating sources and information within sources
        • 3.1 Locate sources
        • 3.2 Access information within the source
        • ex. use a kid’s web directory
        • ex. find a library book
        • ex. Locate an article using a subscription database
    • 10. 3. Location and Access
      • 3.1 Locate Sources
        • Library Resources ( www.micdslibrary.com )
        • Preselected Websites shared on the portal or through Delicious
      • 3.2 Access Information Within the Source
        • User guides for library databases
        • Advanced search techniques for Google
            • Atomic Learning
            • Advanced Search Tips
    • 11. Location and Access Example Click Here to Play
    • 12. 4. Use of Information
      • Using a source to gain information
        • 4.1 Engage in the source (read, hear, view, touch)
        • 4.2 Take out needed information
        • ex. properly cite sources
        • ex. take notes
        • ex. interview a person for information
    • 13. 4. Use of Information
      • 4.1 Engage in the Source
        • Skimming, scanning, highlighting
        • Anything electronic can be inked
      • 4.2 Take Out Needed Information
        • 7 th grade will use OneNote
        • Toosl like Citation Machine , EasyBib , and UC Berkeley can help with citing sources
    • 14. 5. Synthesis
      • Integrating information drawn from a variety of sources to communicate results
        • 5.1 Organize information from a variety of sources
        • 5.2 Create product or performance
        • ex. Create a bibliography
        • ex. Make a presentation
    • 15. 5. Synthesis
      • 5.1 Organize Information From a Variety of Sources
        • Concept maps can help students organize
        • Student must cite properly
      • 5.2 Create a Product or Performance
        • Go beyond the facts, learn transferrable skills, acquire an audience
        • Students must adhere to Copyright and Fair Use
    • 16. 6. Evaluation
      • Making judgements based on a set of predetermined criteria
        • 6.1 Evaluate the product
        • 6.2 Evaluate the process
    • 17. 6. Evaluation
      • 6.1 Evaluate the Product
        • Rubrics allow students to readily see if their product meets the project’s criteria
        • Tools like Rubistar make creation easy
      • 6.2 Evaluate the Process
        • Student reflection (metacognition) can lead to more efficient and effective work
    • 18. Big6 ™ Skills
      • Task Definition
      • Information Seeking Strategies
      • Location & Access
      • Use of Information
      • Synthesis
      • Evaluation