Among the great resources they shared was this gem: Instagrok - a search engine that records your search, provides interactive multi-media content and a visual interface so students can see what ideas are connected to their search query, much like Google's extinct Wonder Wheel.
Students can adjust the level of difficult of the search by adjusting this small scale.
Teachers can choose from a variety of multi-media resources and use the quizzes Instagrok offers to check prior knowledge before beginning research.
I can hardly wait to try it out with my students! From an initial encounter, I think the journal feature is what I will value most. Instagrok keep a journal of the search and students can share their search results with classmates, archive it for themselves or even present it as evidence of learning for the teacher. This looks like a keeper to me.