Collaborative Instruction for Your Students
Information Literacy and the IRC
Happy New Year!
Research Projects - HELP!
The Big 6 and Information Literacy
- Task Definition- What is my task? What information do I need?
- Information Seeking Strategies. Brainstorm sources and choose the best ones.
- Location and Access. Find the sources and find information within the sources.
- Use of Information. Engage in the source (read it, listen to it, etc) Extract information.
- Synthesis. Organize information and present it (write paper, complete project)
- Evaluation. How did I do? How can I do it better next time?
This framework helps students break down the research process into more manageable chunks. It is best taught in the context of a real-world situation like writing a research paper or working on a project. Once students are familiar with the process, they can use it to solve any number of problems by finding and using the information they need. Contact Mrs. Ingram for more information about the Big 6 or to set up a time for classroom instruction on the Big 6 framework.
C.A.R.S. Website Evaluation Tool
C - Credibility
A - Accuracy
R - Reasonableness
S - Support
Let's not send them out into the sea unprepared! This class also introduces other search engines beyond Google that will help guide students in their online search.
Schedule a Class Today!
Let the IRC staff help you and your students in the research process. Contact us to schedule a class and discuss the best way to help you and your students.