"Just Google It!" isn't always helpful to our students. The results can be inaccurate, hard to read and understand... so, now I just reply with, "Just Instagrok It!"
If you have not been introduced to Instagrok... you are going to be in for a Research SURPRISE!!! Here we are researching our information for our biographies.
Instagok allows students to...
- interact with the content by providing a mindweb-like result (not a list)
- research at different levels
- personalize their information by "pinning" facts they are looking for
- have access to facts, websites with additional information, videos, and images
- take their own notes and turn them in (paid version... which is inexpensive)
- complete a bibliography
- NOT BE SCARED OF RESEARCH
Once introducing this jewel into my classroom, my students are more driven in looking for their own answers and are confident in the answers the find.
Take the time to PLAY!
And the next time you are tempted to tell your students to... "Just Google It!"...
"Just Instagrok It!"