"The Big 6 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 Big 6."
1. Task Definition
1.1 Define the information problem
1.2 Identify information needed
2. Information Seeking Strategies
2.1 Determine all possible sources
2.2 Select the best sources
3. Location and Access
3.1 Locate sources (intellectually and physically)
3.2 Find information within sources
4. Use of Information
4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch)
4.2 Extract relevant information
5.1 Organize from multiple sources
5.2 Present the information
6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness)
6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)
Our wonderful library team use the BIG 6 when collaborating with teachers, helping create assessments, teaching students research skills and more! Our secondary school Pascale Viala often makes posters catered to different projects. Here are her general Big 6, Personal Project and EE posters!
Please leave a positive comment - I am encouraging her to blog, and your positive feedback would help!
A colleague asked me to create a digital self-assessment form, based on a hard copy version he had. I used Google Forms to do this. Here is the form - if you want your own copy, then comment with your email address, and I will send you your own version.
A teacher, Rachel Domenic, recently shared a great ATL folder online. In the folder was some self-assessment documents. I took these documents and just changed the appearance a little, (you know I love flaticon.com!). I have an afternoon session with my Personal Project students soon and will have them use these to reflect on the skills they have developed so far.
Please feel free to use them too. You can make your own document, by going to 'File' then 'Make a Copy'. Here is a folder with all the self assessment forms in one place.
ATL Self Reflection documents:
I have a couple of friends staying from London, who make documentary films. One of them has also made animations in the past. One was made for his PGCE application, called "What is Sociology" and the other is "Evolution - an Explanation"
This reminded me of whenI used to make stop motion animations with some card stock, felt tip pens, my iPhone and a Stop Motion app. I started off my career working as a school librarian, so here are mine...recorded back in 2012?
The Benefits of Reading and The Dewey Decimal System!
I also have a very basic tutorial showing you how to make three types of Stop Motion Animations. I think this is something I am going to do with some of my students soon - I'll share some of their work when it is complete!
Next week I will be running some ATL training sessions for teachers in my school. I wanted to practice before hand, so recorded a video - This can also be used by teachers who cannot attend, and anyone who wants to run the session in their own school can use this at guidance.