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1 The Big6 Using the Big6 in a 3 rd Grade Collaborative Project

2 Why do we need the Big6? The Big6 is a tool in teaching Information Literacy Information Literacy –understanding how to access and use information- is at the core of lifelong learning. American Library Association

3 What are some problems in this Information Age? Information Overload (Lucy video) Information quality – x.html x.html Student Lack of Information & Technology Skills New Information Skills Curriculum combines both information and computer curriculums - available July 1, 2009.

4 Step 1 – Task Definiton What needs to be done? Learn about the county that we live in. Show project from prior year.

5 Step 2 Information Seeking Strategies What resources can I use Brainstorm places students might go to find information about Catawba County.

6 Step 3 - Location and Access Where can I find these resources? A Pocketful of Memories Websites listed on web page: Catawba County Seal and Flag - phics.htm phics.htm Capturing Catawba County - Catawba County Business Directory- =catawba&state=nc =catawba&state=nc

7 Step 4 - Use of Information What can I use from these resources? Notetaking- A Pocketful of Memories

8 Step 5 - Synthesis What can I make to finish the job?

9 Step 6 - Evaluation How will I know I did my job well? Kyles evaluationevaluation

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11 Sources Cited Eisenberg, Michael, and Robert Berkowitz. The definitive Big6 workshop handbook. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth, Copper, Marcia. A Pocketful of memories. Newton, NC: Catawba County Historical Association, Informtion power. Chicago: American Library Association, 1998.


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