Helping our students find quality information on the Internet is one of the biggest challenges that we face in the 21st Century! I recently saw a sign that said "laptop free classroom." But can we truly stop technology and education? Fortunately or unfortunately, technology is here to stay, thus using the Internet to find information will never truly go away. I do not foresee going back to opening dusty old encyclopedias!
Instead of ignoring our students or just telling them to blindly conduct an Internet search, why not help them refine their results? How do we get our students to look beyond the first ten items on a Google search? Or how do we get our students to use valid sources (Wikipedia can and cannot be a valid source)?
I came across an excellent site, which offers 100 Google Search Tricks for the Savviest of Students. I found this information to be very useful. Perhaps it can help you and your students, in the quest to find valuable information!