Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) Skills Curriculum Based on the Big6 Skills Approach to Information Problem-Solving

Dizazzo, Cynthia
IL
Eisenberg, M., Johnson, D., & Berkowitz, B. (2010). Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) Skills Curriculum Based on the Big6 Skills Approach to Information Problem-Solving. Library Media Connection, 28(6), 24-27.
Summary:
In this article, Eisenberg, Johnson and Berkowitz (2010) describe the Big6 skills and express the need for the integration of technology into content areas, providing a curriculum for using ICT skills in combination with inquiry-based learning. As the authors explain, “the end result of technology literacy is not knowing how to operate technology, but rather to use technology as a tool for organization, communication, research, and problem solving” (Eisenberg, Johnson & Berkowitz, 2010, p. 24).
Evaluation:
This article eloquently defines and describes the Big6 skills needed by students in order for them to use technology tools in a flexible, creative and purposeful manner. A curriculum that integrates technology with information literacy skills is detailed. Teachers and teacher librarians can utilize this curriculum to promote technology competence in students while applying an information problem solving model. Descriptions of student proficiencies within each of the Big6 skills is particularly useful.

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