Please join us for a series of 3 FREE virtual workshops
presented by Westside Aztea with

Title: Search It, Find It, Share It: Better Web Research

When: Monday, November 1 and 15th and Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Where: Elluminate-Participate from the comfort of your home on your computer
What Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Elluminate recording link for Nov. 1, 2010:https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2010-11-01.1908.D.AC392E6A5156797E29CE85683F65F4.vcr&sid=vclass

Workshop presenter: Anne Kimbrel, yolink Evangelist
Join yolink evangelist Anne Kimbrel to discover ways to promote search literacy in your classroom. During this 3-webinar series you will come away with practical applications from teachers actually implementing and using these tools in their classrooms. With 2 weeks between each workshop you will have an opportunity to try the tools with your students and come back to share your successes and questions.
Search is the essential 21st century skill and in these sessions, you will learn to fully utilize a cool new search technology called yolink, a student search engine called SweetSearch and yolink third-party integrations such as Google Docs, Diigo and Evernote in your classrooms.

This workshop is designed for classroom teachers, teacher-librarians and the administrators that support them.

Earn a Professional Development certificate for your time! For each workshop you participate in you will receive a 1-hour re-certification certificate.

To register for the workshops, go here:


NOTE: If you would like to have a one hour certificate for tonight's webinar (whether you participated live in the webinar or watched it as a recording, please send an email to pgeorge@mac.com

Instructions for Elluminate:
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have a 50-seat Elluminate license so be sure to log in early so you don't miss out. People logging in late will not be able to get in once the 50 seats are taken. We will be recording the session and it will be posted here on this page and also on the calendar event postings on AzTEA.org and LearnCentral.org.
  • Log in 15 minutes early to verify setup/run audio wizard. Please use a headset if you will be using audio, or you can type in the chat window. http://tinyurl.com/AzTEA-PD
  • [[file/view/104-Elluminate_LiveParticipant_Quick_Reference_Guide.pdf|104-Elluminate_LiveParticipant_Quick_Reference_Guide.pdf]]
  • Elluminate Training and Help Documents

Workshop resources to help you learn and explore yolink:

yolink Education on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/yolinkeducation

Blog post by edutechsmith: Powerful Free Search Tool-A Must for Researching (notes about her experience with yolink with 4th, 5th, 6th graders)

Yolink Update presentation on Classroom 2.0 LIVE by Brian Cheek, Lucy Gray and Ken Shelton (August 7, 2010)
(Elluminate recording link and related resource links)

Introduction to Yolink presentation on Classroom 2.0 LIVE by Brian Cheek and Jill Tinsley (May 15, 2010)
(Elluminate recording link and related resource links)


Captivate Students with Verizon Thinkfinity
In this one-hour overview Webinar, we saw how Verizon's Thinkfinity.org is helping K-12 and pre-service educators save valuable time and money by providing access to thousands of FREE resources (aligned to state standards). The interactive session included a demonstration of these free resources, including lesson plans, podcasts, interactives, multi-media explorations and more. (Webinar was held Weds., October 27, 2010.)

Verizon Thinkfinity - http://thinkfinity.org
Document shared by Tammy Dewan during training:
Arizona customized list:

By attending this free professional development session, you will receive an electronic Certificate of Completion! Complete the survey to get your certificate!