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ERIC Number: ED449780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 203
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ISBN: ISBN-1-58683-006-6
Teaching Information & Technology Skills: The Big6[TM] in Secondary Schools.
Eisenberg, Michael B.; Berkowitz, Robert E.
This companion volume to a previous work focusing on the Big6 Approach in elementary schools provides secondary school classroom teachers, teacher-librarians, and technology teachers with the background and tools necessary to implement an integrated Big6 program. The first part of this book explains the Big6 approach and the rationale behind it. Specific techniques, strategies, and ways to build the Big6 Skills into existing instructional programs are also discussed, as well as ways to create new units and lessons. The book includes specific sample Big6 instructional ideas in context, which can be used as is or modified to meet specific instructional needs. These instructional ideas can provide the basis for developing a powerful information and technology skills instructional program. Part I: Overview of the Big6 Approach, chapters 1-4 are: Introduction: The Need and the Solution; The Big6 Process and Skills; Technology with a Big6 Face; Implementing the Big6: Context, Context, Context; Assessment of Information & Technology Skills. Part 2: The Big6 in Action chapters 6-12 include: Big6 #1: Task Definition; Big6 #2: Information Seeking Strategies; Big6 #3: Location & Access; Big6 #4: Use of Information; Big6 #5: Synthesis; Big6 #6: Evaluation; and Closing: The Pervasive Big6. An appendix presents a table comparing information skills process models. Includes an index. (Contains 27 references.) (AEF)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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