21st Century Literacy & Big6
Why are we talking about Big6?
What did they do?
Over the last year and a half, the Stanford History Education Group has prototyped, feld
tested, and validated a bank of assessments that tap civic online reasoning—the ability to judge the credibility of information that floods young people’s smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Between January 2015 and June 2016, we administered 56 tasks to students across 12
states. In total, we collected and analyzed 7,804 student responses.
What did they find out?
Why do we care about this?
(American Library Association, 1989)
Students who are college and career ready…
Build strong content knowledge.
Use technology and digital media strategically and capably.
Can you repeat that?
"Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and media and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals."
So what do we do now?
According to Big6 instructor Colet Bartow:*Our students are lacking needed skills in media literacy
*We need a process that can be used in any situation
*"Fake news" gives us a reason to work together!
What do Ketchikan educators like about this model?
*Cyclical nature of research model
*A focus on credible resources
*Built in emphasis on note taking
*Shared language for research:
Super3 for primary
Big6 for intermediate and secondary
So what is Big6?
SLJ "Smell Test" Resources
Media literacy resources