The Big6 is an Information Literacy Model. There are several out there and I like this one because it is an easy framework on which to hang information lessons. Bear in mind that the Big6 isn't necessarily linear and students may leap from theme to theme, i.e. Theme 1 doesn't necessarily lead to Theme 2.
- Task Definition-What is the product the students are supposed to produce? Ask your students this and their blank stares may surprise you! Where do students find the information about assignments (Syllabus, Moodle, class website)?
- Information Seeking Strategies-a.k.a. Brainstorming and Narrowing. What resources are available? What are the best ones for the task?
- Location and Access-Where will the students find the resources and the important information within the resources? This is where the works cited or bibliography takes place.
- Use of Information-Reading, accessing, downloading and engaging with the information.
- Synthesis-Creating a new product with the information such as a document, spreadsheet, presentation, multimedia.
- Evaluation-This is where our students grow. Did the technology use create an appropriate impact? Was the process effective and efficient?
Find more info about the Big6 process here.