Another short and sweet idea. Next time you or your students are looking for recent web content (for example, breaking news about a typhoon or a mall seizure in Nairobi), you can put in a ‘Google Alert’.
Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc) based on your queries. (I copied that from the Google Alert page).
The interface is EXTREMELY simple; just put in your search query, tell it how often to search and how many results to send you, and it sends you an email update if there are any new results. A great way to stay informed of breaking events.
The page for Google Alerts is http://www.google.com/alerts