Skills

Overview for Middle School Students

How do you search for information on the World Wide Web? Pretest

What are the Big6 Skills?
Task Definition: Use a graphic organizer to brainstorm your topic. Use an assignment organizer to outline what you need to do before you begin to research.

Information Seeking Strategies

Practice using subject directories.

KidsClick
KidSpace@Internet Public Library
Multnomah County Library Homework Guides

Look at some examples:
Thinking About World Wide Web Pages.

Evaluate some web pages. Use this form.
 
Location and Access

Try Diagramming a Search Strategy.

Now try some search engines again.

 

Use of Information

Take notes: Distinguish between quotations, paraphrases, and summaries.

Cite your sources: Use Citation Machine

Practice taking notes: Use this electronic format.

Distinguish between fact and opinion; identify bias.
Read Violent Video Games Cause Violent Behavior: Yes? or No?
and respond to the questions. OR
Read Martin Luther King:& National Myths and respond to the questions.

Synthesis

Use the information you have found to make a web page or a WebQuest.

Evaluation

Use Kathy Schrock's Assessment Rubrics to evaluate your project, whether it's a web page, research paper, or multimedia presentation.
 

For more examples, see Big6 Matrix: Use the Internet with Big6 Skills to Achieve Standards

Janet Murray
March, 2013