ERIC Number: ED439681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Big6 Collection: The Best of the Big6 Newsletter.
Eisenberg, Michael B.; Berkowitz, Robert E.
The Big6 is a complete approach to implementing meaningful learning and teaching of information and technology skills, essential for 21st century living. Including in-depth articles, practical tips, and explanations, this book offers a varied range of material about students and teachers, the Big6, and curriculum. The book is divided into 10 main parts: (1) Information Literacy; (2) Big6 Skills; (3) Big6 Practical Approaches: K-Adult; (4) TIPS (Teaching Information Problem Solving); (5) Assessment; (6) Teaching Aides; (7) Big6 in Action; (8) Virtual Wisdom; (9) Parent Connection; and (10) Final Notes. These parts are further subdivided into chapters that represent individual newsletters. Authors and Big6 creators Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz focus on different scopes of concern of styles or presentation, including: a comprehensive treatment of the concept of information literacy; specific guidance on Big6 integration with the real, classroom curriculum; a compilation of TIPS for each Big6 stage; creative and fun ways to present the Big6 process; a focus on assessment, one of the most asked-about aspects of the Big6; and questions and answers about the Big6. More information can be obtained on the web site: http://www.Big6.com. Directly addressing the need of libraries, classrooms, and special education areas, this collection will allow library media specialists and teachers to get immediate, practical help on the most extensively used information process model in the world. Contains an index. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy, Newsletters, Problem Solving, School Libraries
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