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Big 6 Powerpoint

  1. 1. The Big6 ™ Skills Kathy Khan
  2. 2. 1. Task Definition <ul><li>Determining the purpose and need for information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.1 Define the task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.2 Determine the information needed to do the task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. restate task in own words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. work in a group to write questions to be answered about the topic </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 2. Information Seeking Strategies <ul><li>Examining alternative approaches to acquiring information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2.1 Brainstorm all possible sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.2 Select best sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. evaluate a web site for relevancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. consider investigation, survey, observation, and interview </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Location & Access <ul><li>Locating sources and information within sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3.1 Locate sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.2 Access information within the source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. use a kid’s web directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. find a library book ex. Locate an article using a subscription database </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 4. Use of Information <ul><li>Using a source to gain information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4.1 Engage in the source (read, hear, view, touch) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4.2 Take out needed information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. properly cite sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. take notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. interview a person for information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. evaluate a Web site for accuracy and authority </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 5. Synthesis <ul><li>Integrating information drawn from a variety of sources to communicate results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5.1 Organize information from a variety of sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5.2 Create product or performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. Create a bibliography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. Make a presentation </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 6. Evaluation <ul><li>Making judgements based on a set of predetermined criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6.1 Evaluate the product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6.2 Evaluate the process </li></ul></ul>

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