"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." --John Dewey

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Big 6

Sounds a little like a football conference, doesn't it?  The Big 6 is actually a problem-solving model that, according to the Big 6 website, includes:

  1. Task Definition
  2. Information Seeking Strategies
  3. Location and Access
  4. Use of Information
  5. Synthesis
  6. Evaluation
It's all about "inquiry based learning." There is a ton of information on this subject online, so there really isn't much for me to add.  Just start checking out some of these helpful resources.

Remember that having your students create a technology-based project doesn't always mean a PowerPoint.  There are so many wonderful, free alternatives.  Prezi is one that immediately comes to mind.  If you haven't seen a Prezi or used the site, it is certainly worth the effort to check it out.

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