Thinkronize, Inc. has introduced netTrekker d.i., an Internet search tool that allows educators to more easily differentiate their instruction for each student. netTrekker d.i. matches educator-selected, standards-based online resources to individual students' learning needs, according to the announcement.
netTrekker d.i. delivers more than 180,000 educator-selected online resources that align with each state's academic standards and support the complete K-12 curricula to every desktop. Each of the search engine's 180,000 resources has been assigned a readability measure based on Lexile ratings and eight other popular methods, allowing educators to target search results to find grade-level content at an appropriate reading level for every child, the announcement states.
The new product also incorporates several features that address pressing issues in education. An entire section of netTrekker d.i. resources is devoted to helping instruct English language learners. Educators are directed to sites in multiple languages, where they can use the new dictionary/translation hotkey to find the definition or translation for any word selected on a Web site. A new multicultural pavilion contains resources for teaching about the many backgrounds that comprise a school community. A third new component is the netTrekker d.i. image database, which provides suitable images for use in multimedia projects or classroom presentations.
netTrekker d.i. will be available for district use on Sept. 1, 2005. Introductory pricing for netTrekker d.i. is available through October 15. Pricing options, including volume discounts, are based on a district's total number of buildings or student enrollment.
More information on netTrekker d.i. is available at http://www.netTrekker.com.
Source: Thinkronize/netTrekker, http://www.thinkronize.com