Develop strategies to encourage learners to look up information when need be.
You take advantage of the fact that information, in all its glorious forms, is now instantly available with pretty much any Internet-connected device. Wi-Fi is accessible in your classroom or your students’ can afford data plans that make it possible to access online references when need be. You no longer see school as the repository of knowledge, but rather as a place where strong educators can help young curious minds discover, build, explore, communicate, create. And for that, access to information is invaluable.
Some helpful info:
Better Searches. Better Results (PDF) – by Google
Twitter Search In Plain English – by Common Craft
Keep in mind:
Sometimes, it’s better to search through YouTube directly (or some other video sharing tool) instead of going through a more general search Engine like Google especialy for how-to or explainer videos.
Some search engines offer definitions, translations, synonyms, antonyms simply by stating that’s what your looking for in their search bar. This is often more efficient than using a dictionary.
Dig! When you’re clueless about something, your first results might not be the best. Look at what’s popping up and try a new search using the keywords you’ve just stumbled upon.