Defining and Implementing the Big6 Model
The Big6 Skills
12 Sub-Skills
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Step 1:
Task Definition

CRLS Guide
  1. Define the Problem
  2. Identify the information needed to complete the task
  • What am I expected to do?
  • Do I understand what I need to do?
  • What are the questions I need to answer?
  • What do I need to know about the topic?
  • What type of information do I need?
  • How is it relevant to my life?
The research topic triangle can be used to define the problem.
A KWL or KWHL chart can be used to map out components of the problem.
Graphic organizers to consider may include: Bubbl.us, Popplet, Mindmeister.
Ask essential questions to seek deep and enduring understanding.
Consider using
Questioning Toolkit
Webquest Taxonomy
Big6 Assignment Organizer

Collaboration and brainstorming:
Etherpad
Padlet
Task1.docx
Task1.docx
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ResearchTopicTriangleTemplate.docx
ResearchTopicTriangleTemplate.docx
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KWHL Chart
Narrowing Research Topic.docx
Narrowing Research Topic.docx
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Step 2:
Information Seeking Strategies

CRLS Guide
  1. Determine the range of possible sources (brainstorm)
  2. Evaluate the different possible sources to determine priorities (Select the best resources)
  • Where can I start to look for information?
  • Who can I talk to for information?
  • What are the best sources to use?
  • What types of information do I need? facts, opinions, pictures, primary sources?
Noodle Tools
Improving key word searches.
Tricider
InstaGrok
research databases
hidden web

Information Curation sites:
Pearltrees, Scoop.it, Pinterest
Diigo, EvernoteLivebinder
Weebly symbaloo Padlet
InformationSeeking.docx
InformationSeeking.docx
InformationSeeking.docx

What source should
What source should you use.docx
What source should you use.docx
you use.docx

3M Search Terms.docx
3M Search Terms.docx
3M Search Terms.docx
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Step 3:
Location and Access

CRLS Guide
  1. Locate resources
  2. Find information within sources
  • Where can I find these resources?
  • How do I search to get to them?
  • Where do I find the information in the resource?
Google Book Search
Boolean Machine
Hello Operator
Basic Search
NC WiseOwl
Website Evaluation
Website Evaluation
Evaluation Wizard
Padlet
Real or Bogus
LocationandAccess.docx
LocationandAccess.docx
LocationandAccess.docx

Step 4:
Use of information

CRLS Guide
  1. Read, view information - decide which parts you want to use (and leave out)
  2. Extract relevant information from a source
  • What type of information did I find?
  • How do I cite it?
  • Will the information answer the questions I have?
  • How do I write notes on the information?
  • Is the information reliable?
Noodletools
Easybib
Bibme
Columbia University Copyright Advisory
Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt
Avoiding plagiarism: quoting and paraphrasing
Online Citation PowerPoint and Quiz
Sample Summaries (ELL Focused materials)Summarizing Strategies
Reading/Summary Strategies
Five Lessons for Note-Taking
Note-taking skills
UseofInformation.docx
UseofInformation.docx
UseofInformation.docx

Step 5:
Synthesis (Putting the Puzzle Together)

CRLS Guide
  1. Organize information from multiple resources
  2. Present the information
  • How do I fit all the information together?
  • How do I write an outline of the project?
  • How do I present the information to my teacher to answer the question?
  • Did I remember to make notes of all the sources for the bibliography?
Edu.Glogster
VoiceThread
Voki
ThingLink
Weebly
Prezi.com
Infographics
Comics
Noodletools
Synthesis.docx
Synthesis.docx
Synthesis.docx

Step 6:
Evaluation

CRLS Guide
  1. Judge the product (effectiveness)
  2. Judge the information problem-solving process
  • Did I solve the problem?
  • Did I write the project in a format that will be understood?
  • Will I do anything different the next time?
  • What did I learn?
  • Am I pleased with the project?
Rubistar
Assessing Project
PBL Checklist
Assessment Tools
ELA
Evaluation.docx
Evaluation.docx
Evaluation.docx








chart adapted from the one found on: http://big6researchmodel.wikispaces.com/home
other big six resources:
Saint Andrew's Episcopal School (Austin, TX) Big6 and Research Resources
Big6 Resources
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) Research Guide: Big6 Skills
Big6 Official Site