The Google A Day at http://agoogleaday.com site uses Deja Google with an overlay to provide users with a searching activity. Each day a new search quest is posted for you or your students to solve. Each of the questions encourage users to do more than just enter content into the search bar. They need to use Google Images, translate or maps to guide them to the answer.
Stuck on a question? The Google A Day overlay provides hints on how to best solve the search question. When you think you have the answer you can enter to see how you have done.
In our times of managing massive amounts of information these tools help our students better acquire information. Google and Wikipedia have helped transform the black hole of information to the transparent action of search and find. What one took hours of research to find is now obtainable through computers and phones in minutes. I had to laugh the other day when my son asked me where Charlotte was located with hit laptop and phone within arm reach. A simple look prompted him to not only find the State but I was then treated to North Caroline trivia and a prediction of the NC vs. Duke game. Funny how searching can lead to more than just answers.