Showing posts with label YoLink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YoLink. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Put YoLink In Your Blog

Yesterday, I published a post about YoLink. Today, I had the opportunity to meet with Brian Cheek from YoLink. Brian told me that they have just launched a new search widgets that you can in place in your blog or website. The widgets search the web as well as the content within your blog or website. Currently, the only ready-made widget is for Blogger. Putting YoLink on other platforms requires a small bit of coding.

Here's another video highlighting the features of YoLink.

Applications for Education
Putting a YoLink widget on your classroom blog could be a handy tool for searching the content that you or your students have created. YoLink also has some free PDFs about using YoLink in the classroom. The PDFs include ideas for activities that have been done by real classroom teachers using YoLink.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Free 33 Page Guide - Google for Teachers
Beyond Google - Improve Your Search Results
Free Guide - Making Videos on the Web

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

YoLink - Search Refinement and Bookmarking

YoLink is a free service that helps students refine their web searches and easily bookmark their findings in Diigo and EasyBib. YoLink also integrates with Google Docs account so that users can quickly move the content you bookmark in YoLink into a document. YoLink is plug-in for Firefox and Chrome.

The video below shows you how YoLink integrates with Easy Bib.

The video below shows you how YoLink integrates with Google Docs.

Applications for Education
In the video below I talk with Ken Shelton about his use of YoLink with middle school students.

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