Most students think they know how to use the internet to search for information, and teachers agree. But this isn’t always the case.
Renee Morrison reflects on six years of research into the way students use search engines. She shares three things young people should keep in mind to get the full benefits of searching online: search for more than isolated facts, slow down when looking things up online, and take control of the process rather than relying on Google. Along with Dan Russell’s better web search techniques and Ryan Holiday’s advice for research, Morrison’s suggestions provide a useful point of reflection.