Cincinnati, OH, September 26, 2006–Thinkronize, the developers of netTrekker, North America’s #1 educational search engine, makes its back-to-school debut at the Ministry of Education Tools for Learning: Effective Practice for the Use of Assistive Technology for Students with Special Education Needs Conference, September 26-27, Toronto, Canada. netTrekker d.i., the award-winning search engine for schools, has been localized for the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario by incorporating respective outcomes and expectations. Additionally, with the support of Canadian teacher evaluators, relevant content is being reviewed and mapped to expectations and outcomes, to allow for easy search capabilities through the netTrekker d.i. search engine.
“netTrekker d.i. is on the cutting edge of educational search engines! It delivers powerful learning resources to students and teachers, all at their fingertips,” said Leon Lenchner, Teacher Librarian, Joyce Public School, Toronto District School Board.
Thinkronize proudly welcomes award-wining Joyce Public School into the Cornerstone Pilot Program (CPP). Under the leadership of principal, Cheryl Paige, her team of teachers will work closely with Thinkronize in the coming year to ensure that teachers and students access the best possible learning resources in netTrekker d.i. to support student achievement, as well as provide vital feedback to Thinkronize as part of the Cornerstone program.
“We view the Canadian market as a strategic and natural progression in doing business in North America. Our efforts to localize netTrekker d.i. for the Canadian market reflect our desire to meet the needs of all learners,” said Randy Wilhelm, Thinkronize’s CEO. “We’re also proud to welcome award-winning Joyce Pubic School into the Cornerstone Pilot Program.” Thinkronize serves nearly 9.3 million students in 47 states and two Canadian provinces. In addition, the company has developed a number of key partnerships with such leading brands as Apple, Dell, and Promethean.
About the netTrekker Product Suite
The netTrekker product line includes award-winning educational search products for both the education (netTrekker classic and netTrekker d.i.) and consumer (netTrekker home) markets. Unlike ordinary search engines, products from the netTrekker suite provide fast and easy access to only the best, pornography-free, educational resources from the entire Internet in a safe, organized, standards-aligned format. Using netTrekker search engines, educators, school librarians, students, and parents save valuable time because they are directed to relevant, reliable, educator-selected websites every time–meaning less time spent on searching and more time focused on learning. For more information about the netTrekker suite, visit www.nettrekker.com.
Thinkronize, an Internet developer of K-12 educational products, was founded in 1999 and grew out of a passion for and commitment to enhancing teaching and learning with the Internet and standards-based online resources. The company launched its flagship product, netTrekker classic, in October 2000 and has since expanded the product line to include netTrekker d.i., designed for use in schools to help educators meet individual students’ learning needs, and netTrekker home, available for purchase by parents whose district or school has not yet purchased a netTrekker subscription. Peers, educators and parents have honored Thinkronize and the netTrekker product suite 16 times for their contribution to education. Thinkronize currently serves nearly 9.3 million students in 47 states, including adoptions by key districts and states nationwide. For more information visit www.thinkronize.com or phone 877-517-1125.