Cincinnati, OH (November 14, 2006) – Thinkronize, the developers of netTrekker, North America’s #1 educational search engine offering more than 180,000 educator-approved resources for K-12 teachers and students, today announced the addition of 2,000+ Canadian websites to its array of award-winning content. A team of Canadian educators who are specialists in their content areas worked with Thinkronize to identify and evaluate high quality resources that specifically support Canadian teachers and students. The new Canadian content is primarily focused on social studies, history, geography, and Canadian studies.
“Student achievement is a global issue; helping students reach their full potential is a priority for Canadian educators as well as U.S. educators,” states Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Thinkronize. “netTrekker provides a total solution that keeps students on task and focused on educationally relevant content. Customizing netTrekker to meet the needs of our Canadian customers was a natural extension.”
Canadian educators are embracing netTrekker and feel passionate about the product. “The Differentiated Instruction aspect of netTrekker is highly desirable as it addresses various learning styles based on reading levels, and for visual learners teachers can direct students to sites that are more image based,” states John Palbom, computer consultant and instructor at Trent University School of Education.
The latest release of netTrekker will be showcased at the upcoming COCA Conference on November 21st, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where central Ontario K-12 Computer Consultants will be gathering for their annual fall conference. For a limited time, Canadian educators can enjoy special savings with a new Buy 2, Get 1 Free promotion that Thinkronize is offering for new subscribers.
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 products, educators, school librarians, students, and parents save valuable time because they are directed to relevant, reliable, educator-selected Web sites every time – meaning less time spent on searching and more time focused on teaching, learning, and achieving. For more information about the netTrekker suite, visit www.netTrekker.com.
Thinkronize, an Internet developer of K-12 educational products, was founded in 1999 by Robert Reinders, 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 17 times for their contribution to education. Most recently, netTrekker home was awarded The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval, earning a position among an elite group of products recommended to parents by TNPC. In addition, Thinkronize was also named to the 2006 Inc. 500 List as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. The company currently serves nearly 9.3 million students in North America, including adoptions by key districts and states. For more information visit www.thinkronize.com or phone 877-517-1125.