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Research Process

The Norwood Public Schools have adopted the Big6 Information Problem Solving Process as their model for teaching information and technology skills.  The Big6 Information Problem Solving Process, developed by educational researchers Michael Eisenberg and Robert Berkowitz, teaches students to use critical thinking skills to solve any information need by following its six-step process.  Students learn to identify information needs, to locate and access information, and then use the information to complete a wide variety of tasks.  

Please view the Big6 Presentation for an introduction to the philosophy, skills, and steps of this process used by students in grades 3 and up.

Please view the Super3 Presentation for an overview of the Super3 Process. The Super3 is a modification of the Big6 Process for students in Grade 2.

Visit the Big6 Official Website for a more detailed explanation of the philosophy, steps, and skills used in the research process.

Resources at the following links can assist students in their research process.

  • Copyright and Fair Use
    Learn about copyright and fair use laws at this site.
  • Easybib Bibliography Maker
    Click on dropdown menu at “Choose Source” and fill in the template as directed. Please note that only MLA citations are free. (More advanced than NoodleBib MLA Starter.)
  • NoodleBib MLA Starter Bibliography Maker
    This is a free tool that lets you easily create MLA-style citations. At New User Registration, click on "A free NoodleBib MLA Starter account." Create an account with a username and password. Type a name for your list. Click on the Works Cited dropdown menu and choose your type of media. Fill in the template as directed.
  • Research and Style Manual
    Kathy Schrock provides suggested citation guidelines for individual elementary grades 1 through 6.