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  • Using the Big6 in Online Courses Rob Darrow Sept. 22, 2011 [email_address]
  • Big 6 Webinar Websites
    • Rob’s Wiki of this presentation - http://bit.ly/rcU6gm
    • Rob’s Wiki of this presentation - http://robdarrow.wikispaces.com
    • Big6 Wiki - http://big6.wikispaces.com
    • Big6 – www.big6.com
  • A Little About Me
    • Clovis, CA – Central California
    • 21 year old daughter – in college
    • Educator, 33 years (Grades K-8)
    • Principal, Clovis Online School
    • Doctorate/Dissertation: Online Learning
    • 10 years Online Learning Experience
    • Retired. www.onlinelearningvisions.com
    • Big6 user and trainer - 20 years
  • A Little About You
    • Name, Job
    • Use of Big6
    • Experience with Online Learning
  • Goals for Today
    • Quick review of Big6
    • Identify engaging online lessons/units/courses
    • Identify how to integrate in Big6 into Online Courses
  • Put the Big6 Framework into Online Resources
    • Integrate with current units of instruction
    • Create units integrated with Big6
    • Add Big6 framework to online units/courses
  • My Thoughts
    • In an information rich society, you need more trained professionals
    • Students NEED trained teachers and professionals to guide them in how to use information – both print and digital
    • More critical to have trained teachers and teacher-librarians guiding students in the use of information than ever before!
  • Disclaimer: Not Discussing
    • Network/connection/filtering issues
    • Copyright
    • Is online learning good or bad
    • Does online learning lead to better student achievement, etc.
    • How do I know if a student is doing their work online?
  • Clayton Christensen Book: Disrupting Class (2008)
    • By 2019, 50% of high school students will be taking courses online
  • Online Course Enrollments
    • Online course enrollment increased by 30% or more every year for the past 5 years
      • High School
      • Community College
      • Colleges and Universities
      • Sloan Consortium Reports - http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/index.asp
  • Implementation: CONTEXT!!
    • WARNING!
    • Teaching information & technology skills out of context is hazardous to your students ’ health.
  • The Big 6 - Its all about…
    • The use of information
    • Organizing information
    • Sifting/Evaluating reliability of information
    • Producing quality information
    • Teaching kids how to do this so they better achieve!
    • (Face-to-face OR Online)
  • 1. Task Definition 2. Info Seeking Strategies 3. Location & Access 4. Use of Information 5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation Information & Technology Literacy Quick Review: The Big6 ™
  • Name the Big6 Stage
    • Note Taking Skills - http://www.arc.sbc.edu/notes.html
    • Thesis or Question – *http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/thesis.html*
    • Project Based Checklists - http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/
  • Name the Big6 Stage
    • Create – A – Graph - http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/
    • Top Search Engines for Kids - http://www.squidoo.com/k12interactiveresearch
    • Infopeople’s Best Search Tools - http://www.infopeople.org/search/tools.html
  • Answers in Big6 Framework TASK DEFINITION Thesis or Question – *http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/thesis.html* INFO SEEKING STRATEGIES Infopeople’s Best Search Tools - http://www.infopeople.org/search/tools.html LOCATION & ACCESS Top Search Engines for Kids - http://www.squidoo.com/k12interactiveresearch USE OF INFORMATION Note Taking Skills - http://www.arc.sbc.edu/notes.html SYNTHESIS Create – A – Graph - http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/ EVALUATION Project Based Checklists - http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/
  • My Educational/Big6 Journey
    • Teacher
    • Library Media Teacher / Big6 Context
    • Online Learning Specialist
    • District Coordinator of Libraries
    • Grant Project Director
    • Finished doctorate (Dissertation about online charter schools)
    • Principal, Online Charter School
    • Retired – www.onlinelearningvisions.com
  • The Big6 Web Activity
    • Acronym: TILUSE
    • T ask Definition
    • I nformation Seeking Strategies
    • L ocation and Access
    • U se of Information
    • S ynthesis
    • E valuation
  • What currently exists?
    • Library Websites – http://www.nypl.org/help/getting-oriented/resources-teens
    • Information Literacy Websites - http://21cif.com/
    • Library Guides - http://cehs.clovisusd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=72201
    • http://theunquietlibrary.libguides.com/frost-9th
    • Library Wikis - http://newtoolsworkshop.wikispaces.com/
    • Library Blogs – http://tametheweb.com/
    • Library Nings - http://www.library20.com/
    • Library Pathfinders - http://sdst.libguides.com/content.php?pid=175173&sid=1626476
  • What currently exists?
    • Library Live Binders - http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=6522
    • Virtual Library Conference (Nov. 2-3) - http://www.library20.com/page/2011-conference
    • Online Courses - http://clovisonlineschool.pbworks.com/w/page/21270040/Courses
    • Virtual Libraries (Florida Virtual School) - http://library.flvs.net/home.htm
    • Online Library Chat/Help - http://www.oregonlibraries.net/chat
  • In Big6 Framework TASK DEFINITION Chat Room/Instant Message; Email INFO SEEKING STRATEGIES Chat/IM. Discussion / Message Board LOCATION & ACCESS Wiki, LibGuides, YouTube USE OF INFORMATION Wiki SYNTHESIS Wiki, LibGuide, Library Website, Blog, Live Binder, Virtual Library, YouTube, Virtual Library Conference Nov. 1-3 EVALUATION Chat; Email; Video Conferencing; Google+ HangOut
  • The Bottom Line Use of the Big6 Effective users of information (information literacy) Better jobs
  • The Key:
    • Become an Embedded Librarian and/or Teacher
    • Embedded Librarian: http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/TheEmbeddedLibrarianProgram/157422
  • What are the important components of a curriculum unit or course?
  • Important Curriculum Components
    • Align to standards
    • Objective/Purpose
    • Engaging Content (e.g. text, video, images, etc.)
    • Variety of Activities (e.g. webquest, simulations, scaffolding)
  • 4 Components – Online Course Lessons
    • Objective
    • Introduction (what the lesson will teach students)
    • Content (Student friendly narrative which includes text, images, and videos as needed)
    • Assignment or Activity or Assessment
  • Examples in the Format
    • Math - http://bit.ly/qQ6UDM
    • Science – http://bit.ly/n2hci1
    • English – http://bit.ly/p16q7d
    • History – http://bit.ly/rgE3Ho
    • PE - http://bit.ly/osniNo
    • Other Courses - http://bit.ly/pYevew
  • Examples of Online Courses Do they meet our criteria?
    • See - http://bit.ly/rcU6gm
  • Remember: Research = Big6 skills
  • Remember: Research = Big6 skills
    • Anytime you see “research” in an online course, insert in the “Big6”
  • Examples of Online Lessons in Big6 Framework
    • Eng10 - http://bit.ly/pOJrHX
  • Put the Big6 Framework into Online Resources
    • Integrate with current units of instruction
    • Any lesson you put online, put in the Big6 framework
    • Create units integrated with Big6
    • Add Big6 framework to online units/courses
  • Become the Big6!
    • Put what you already do in the Big6 framework
    • Embed yourself into tech rich lessons
    • Embed yourself into online course development
  • Resources for Implementation
    • One another – teachers you work with
    • Your school library
    • Workshop Wiki – http://robdarrow.wikispaces.com
    • Big6 Website – www.big6.com
    • Rob (by Email)
    • Homework?
  • Summary
    • Information-rich and complex world.
    • Information & technology literacy – essential skills for the information age.
    • The Big6 – powerful approach to information literacy – can implement immediately.
    • Technology – gains meaning if learned and used in a Big6 context.
    • Fully integrates in face-to-face and online classes: 1+1=1 .
  • Implementation: CONTEXT!!
    • WARNING!
    • Teaching information & technology skills out of context is hazardous to your students ’ health.
  • Final Thoughts
    • "There are two fundamental equalizers in life:
    • the Internet and education."
    • -John Chambers, CEO, Cisco Systems, 1999
  • www.big6.com Rob Darrow Big6 Trainer [email_address]