You can do BIG things with Big6 Skills! Big6 is a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using information. Some call it information literacy, information communication, or ICT skills, or a process, but we call it the Big6. Using the Big6 information literacy process, you will identify information research goals, seek, use, and assemble relevant, credible information, then to reflect— is the final product effective and was my process efficient. The Big6 information literacy process is completely transferable to any grade level, subject area, or workplace. Big6, state and national instructional standards, and your curriculum all work together hand-in-hand.
How fake news can exploit pictures to make people believe liesUpdated Thu at 2:52amThu 22 Nov 2018, 2:52am True or false? Giraffes are the only mammals that can't jump. According to a growing body of evidence, there are factors pushing you to rate that claim as true — and they have nothing to do zoology, biology, or general knowledge. It comes down to the fact the claim is presented alongside a generic photograph.Introduction to the CRLS Research Guide- CRLS Research GuideCRLS Research Guide Cambridge Rindge And Latin Research Guide Introduction to our Research Guide Now over 11 million pageviews in the first 11 yearsBook Trailers and Common Core Standards--------- Students use technology & digital media strategically and capably.-- Common Core Standards. From the Common Core Key Points on Media and Technology:
The Book Bug: Share and Share AlikeIn the past couple of days I have gotten a few, very sweet emails from other teachers and Media Specialists about the ideas and programs I have shared here on The Book Bug. Although I do come up with a great deal of my own programs and ideas for the Media Center, I must admit that a few of the programs I am using in the Media Center are not 100% my original ideas. I have borrowed from some wonderful, more experienced Media Specialists and tweaked their ideas into my version of their original. I would like to take the time and acknowledge the creators of two of those ideas and explain my adaptation of them. An idea which I have borrowed (or maybe maintained is the correct word for it) for the Media Center is Honor Books. Mrs.
Big6 Information and Technology Skills: Essential and RelevantPresented by Dr. Mike Eisenberg, Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of Washington’s Information School Sponsored by Libraries Unlimited If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the SLC @ The Forefront community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.
Lateral Reading: A How-ToInformation literacy librarians (correctly) teach students to evaluate the websites they use for papers and other academic purposes by looking at features such as the site’s domain, its appearance, who the author is, etc. These are necessary steps, but there are increasing calls for evaluation to be broader. Mike Caulfield’s Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers, for example, encourages “lateral reading,” an approach that involves reading “about” a website or other source in addition to reading and analyzing the source itself. Lateral reading of a website involves a short scan of the site followed by researching its ownership and what other sources say the site to help decide whether the information there can be trusted or not. An in-depth look at how to perform lateral reading is offered in “Lateral Reading and the Nature of Expertise: Reading Less and Learning More When Evaluating Digital Information.”
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Big6 Matrix: Use the Internet with Big6 Skills to Achieve StandardsThe definition of information literacy has become more complex as resources and technologies have changed. The continuing expansion of information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills that will enable them to learn on their own. AASL Standards for the 21st-Century LearnerHow fake news gets into our minds, and what you can do to resist itAlthough the term itself is not new, fake news presents a growing threat for societies across the world. Only a small amount of fake news is needed to disrupt a conversation, and at extremes it can have an impact on democratic processes, including elections. Read more: We made deceptive robots to see why fake news spreads, and found a weakness But what can we do to avoid fake news, at a time when we could be waiting a while for mainstream media and social networks to step up and address the problem?