The Big6 - Skill 1 Task Definition

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This podcast is part of the series: Big6 Baking

Multimedia Details Title: The Big6 - Skill 1 Task Definition
Creator: Jenipher Patterson
Submitted By: jenipher Patterson, Decatur City Board Of Education, Decatur City

Benjamin Davis Elementary School

Decatur City Schools


The Big6 is a process model to help people solve their information problems. Developed by information literacy educators Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, the Big6 is a way to teach information and technology skills, or research skills, to our students. In this video you are introduced to the Big6 skills by viewing an analogy between baking and doing research. In this video you are introduced to Skill 1 - Task Definition or "What do we need to do?"

Length: 03:19
Content Areas: Technology Education
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
IL (K-12)
3. The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.
  • Organizes information for practical application.
  • Integrates new information into one's own knowledge.
  • Applies information in critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Produces and communicates information and ideas in appropriate formats.
  • IL (K-12)
    4. The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interests.
  • Seeks information related to various dimensions of personal well-being, such as career interests, community involvement, health matters and recreational pursuits.
  • Designs, develops, and evaluate information products and solutions related to personal interests.