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Big6 intro

  1. 1. “If we knew what we were doing it wouldn’t be called research.”– Albert Einstein Ap ro c e s s a p p ro a c h to info rm a tio n, te c hno lo g y a nd re s e a rc h.
  2. 2.  Research allows you  …to learn something new  …to hone your problem-solving skills  …to challenge yourself in new ways.  …to learn “Information Literacy” ▪ To be "information literate" is to know why, when, and how to use printed books and magazines, as well as online library databases, electronic magazines, and Web pages.
  3. 3.  Due to the internet we are overloaded with information….  Today, a daily New York Times has more printed information in it than a person would come across in an entire lifetime in the 17th Century.  “More new information has been produced in the last 30 years than in the previous 5,000.” (Large, P., The Micro Revolution, Revisited, 1984)
  4. 4.  The problem with all this information overload is the QUALITY of information you find.  In a study of 500 sites used by Colorado high school students to do research, only 27% of the sites were judged to be reliable for academic research! (Ebersol, Samuel, “Uses and Gratifications of the Web among Students,” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 6(1): September 2000) As a result, we must learn how to determine what is the BEST information to use
  5. 5.  The Big 6 was developed by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz. It is the most widely-known and widely-used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world. The Big6 integrates information search and use skills along with technology tools in a systematic process to find, use, apply, and evaluate information to specific needs and tasks.
  6. 6.  Define the information problem. Identify the information needed in order to complete the task.  What am I supposed to do?  What information do I need in order to do this?
  7. 7.  First, you have to determine your task. The increased use of personal communication devices in today’s society is/is not improving people’s lives. You will need to create a 5- paragraph persuasive essay on one side of the issue.
  8. 8.  Second, you must determine what kind of information you need to complete your task. Wha t a re s o m e p o te ntia l q ue s tio ns y o u m ig ht a s k a bo ut te e ns a nd te c hno lo g y ?
  9. 9.  Determine the range of possible sources (brainstorm) Evaluate the different possible sources to determine priorities (select the best sources)  What are the possible sources?  Which are the best?
  10. 10.  Which of these sources are my best options to find information on teens and technology? Use books, electronic databases and some Internet sites for historical topics. Use magazines, periodicals, and some Internet sites for current events.
  11. 11.  Locate sources Find information within sources  Where is each source?  Where is the information in each source?
  12. 12.  If I use the Internet, a database or library catalog, what are the best keywords for you to use?  teens  Technology
  13. 13.  Engage (read, hear, view, touch) the information in a source Extract relevant information from a source  How can I best use each source?  What information is each source is useful?  Is it “Hard Evidence”?
  14. 14.  Now that I have found my information, what am I going to do with it?  Take notes on note cards  Take notes on notebook paper  Take notes using a word processor  Take notes using a graphic organizer
  15. 15.  Organize information from multiple sources Present the information  How can I organize all the information?  How can I present the result?
  16. 16.  Once I have all my information, how will I present my final results? What are the next steps in the “Writing Process?”
  18. 18.  Judge the product (effectiveness)  Check paper with the Rubric Judge the information problem- solving process (efficiency)  Is the task completed?  How can I do things better?
  19. 19. Prior to submitting my final project, I need toevaluate it myself to make sure I have met all therequirements. Does my final project match the task? Does the information I match what I need to know? Did I cite my sources? Is my work neat? Is my work complete? Am I proud of my work?
  20. 20.  An effective position paper:  Clearly identifies and describes what is being evaluated in a strong introduction  Makes a clear judgment or takes a clear position based on specific criteria  Supports the judgment with logical and insightful reasoning and uses effective examples/evidence  Restates or reinforces judgment clearly in the conclusion with a strong sense of conviction and personal involvement
  21. 21. Writing Situation: Everywhere we look, people are talking and texting—on cell phones, sidekicks, you name it. Is all this technology improving people’s lives or not? Using research and your own experience, write a research-based position paper that states a clear position on this topic with specific details and data to support.
  22. 22. The increased use ofpersonal communicationdevices in today’s societyis/is not improving people’slives.