Canadian Schools Can Now Access More Than 8,000 New Canadian-Specific
Digital Resources in netTrekker d.i.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 26 /CNW/ -- Recognizing the need to help educators
worldwide identify safe and educationally-relevant Web resources for their
students, Thinkronize now offers more than 8,000 new Canadian-specific digital
resources through the company's award-winning safe search engine, netTrekker
Trusted by more than 10 million K-12 students, educators and parents in
North America, netTrekker d.i. provides fast and easy access, from school or
home, to more than 180,000 of the best educational resources available online,
in a safe, organized and standards-aligned format. In addition, the search
engine assigns each prescreened resource a readability measure based on
Lexile(R) ratings and eight other popular methods.
To augment the search engine's wide array of resources and features that
support the unique learning needs of every student, a team of Canadian
educators -- experts in specific subject areas -- worked with Thinkronize
content editors to review the Canadian curriculum and then identify and
evaluate high-quality resources that specifically support the needs of
educators and students throughout Canada. netTrekker d.i. also includes
resources specifically designed for ESL students and special needs students
with its text-to-speech feature called Read Aloud and a Dictionary/Translation
Hot Key that defines or translates any word on a Web site.
The new resources in netTrekker d.i., which are aligned to provincial
outcomes and expectations -- including, Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia
-- help facilitate lesson planning for Canadian educators. Using netTrekker
d.i., Canadian educators can identify a particular outcome and expectation and
then easily find a supporting resource to use with their students. Thinkronize
also has added a new search refinement option to netTrekker d.i. that
indicates whether a resource is available in French -- especially valuable for
French immersion schools.
"netTrekker d.i. provides a seamless connection between school and home,
allowing students to safely access educational content via the Internet," said
Mario Botticella, Principal of St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic School in
Ontario, Canada. "And many parents have commented that the Read Aloud and
dictionary features within netTrekker d.i. are a big plus when their children
are researching topics online."
"Canada is just the first step in a worldwide opportunity for netTrekker
d.i. Although netTrekker d.i. was originally developed for U.S. educators,
our new adaptation directly supports Canadian curriculum with customized
content, expanded resources and standards. We are thrilled that Canadian
educators are embracing netTrekker d.i. to support their educational goals,"
said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Thinkronize.
For more information about netTrekker d.i., visit
http://www.netTrekker.ca, a new homepage designed specifically for Canadian
Founded in 1999, Thinkronize is a leader in the digital delivery of K-12
educational content. Thinkronize is dedicated to enhancing the education of
today's youth with highly effective technologies that deliver the rich
educational value of the Internet to every child in a safe, relevant,
easy-to-use format. Thinkronize was first to market with its standards-based
educational search engine, netTrekker d.i., the #1 educational search engine
in K-12 schools. Utilizing the services of Academic Benchmarks, the premier
provider of comprehensive standards-based K-12 educational databases,
alignment tools and integration services, netTrekker d.i. is currently used in
over 19,000 schools worldwide. Most recently, netTrekker d.i. was named the
2007 Best Education Solution in SIIA's CODiE award competition. In addition,
Thinkronize was named to the 2007 Inc. 5000 and 2006 Inc. 500 lists as one of
the fastest growing private companies in the United States. The company was
founded by Robert Reinders and currently serves more than 10 million students
in all 50 states, including adoptions by key districts and states nationwide.
For more information visit http://www.Thinkronize.com or phone 877-517-1125.
For further information:
For further information: Laura Hannah of Thinkronize\netTrekker,
1-877-517-1125, lhannah@netTrekker.com; or Charlene Blohm of C. Blohm &
Associates, Inc., +1-608-839-9800, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Thinkronize Web
Site: http://www.Thinkronize.com http://www.netTrekker.ca