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yolink Search Enhancement Tool

Have you heard of  ‘yolink‘? yolink is a search enhancement tool that make searching easier and produces more relevant results.

To use yolink, you first need to download and install the browser plugin. yolink is powered by Googleand the browser plugin allows you to preview search results via the plugin. yolink generates search results in context and shows the keywords searched highlighted. This saves time and helps students preview a webpage

to determine the relevancy of the search results. I went directly to the yolink website to conduct the search for the DEN and pasted the screenshot to the right.  Click on the picture to enlarge the view to see the details of the yolink search result.

Just as you can create a custom Google search engine on a blog or website, you can create a custom yolink search engine widget. (We have one on our Classroom 2.0 LIVE website.) You can also use the paid feature of yolink to search your Windows PC desktop. Install the plugin or visit the yolink website and take yolink for a test drive. What are you waiting for?

Global Education Conference

Just a quick reminder that the 2010 Global Education Conference will be held November 15 – 19, 2010. The free, virtual conference will have sessions from many DEN members with sessions held in multiple time zones and multiple languages over the course of the five days.

Texas DEN Leadership Council

The  Texas DEN Leadership Council (LC) is currently working on a system to provide timely communication that will be of interest to all STAR educators throughout the Lone Star state. Once those items are in place, an email and/or blog post will be sent out notifying you of the newly published communiques. Stay tuned for more information.

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