“A “google jockey” is the person who finds information–usually from the web–to help support a lesson, lecture, or event. Say a fact is needed to help support understanding–the google jockey hops on to the Internet and finds a fact.”
While I have yet to try this, not teaching any classes at the moment, I can see great potential using this in your classes. As we think about how we can create more student centered classrooms having students search the Internet for resources related to the content could be very powerful. They could see there are other resources than the teacher or the textbook, and what’s more likely to happen is that they will find richer ressources they can then share with the rest of the class. This would also be a great way to get them thinking about online research and the reliability of resources, as well as how to cite resources when they share them.
If you have a chance, please check out the post by Dear Librarian.