Thinkronize has partnered with several education companies to add new multimedia resources to its netTrekker d.i. and to provide new ways for users to access the service.
Thinkronize and PBS TeacherSource, a national public television Web destination for preK-12 educational resources, have collaborated to add 3,000 new multimedia resources to netTrekker d.i. Educators can find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels, including thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations, in one location. The new resources that will be added to netTrekker d.i. are tied to on-air and online programming from PBS including NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions, and many other popular titles. The new content from PBS will be correlated to state and national educational standards, and will be available to netTrekker d.i. subscribers in Spring 2007, free of charge.
Thinkronize has also partnered with Fourier Systems, a provider of science and 1:1 computing solutions for the education market, to offer access to netTrekker d.i. on the Nova5000. The Nova5000 is a Windows CE 5.0 tablet-computing device that meets students' everyday computing needs, including Internet access, word processing, spreadsheets. and email.
Through a partnership with Blackboard, Inc., K-12 teachers, students, and parents can search and access more than 180,000 educator-selected, standards-aligned resources from netTrekker d.i., directly within their Blackboard learning management platform. This integration is possible through a new beta version of the netTrekker Blackboard Building Block. Blackboard Building Blocks are third party applications, which enable schools and districts to extend and customize their Blackboard platform. The netTrekker Blackboard Building Block beta is also being offered as part of the Blackboard K-12 Starter Edition—a hosted product offering that features a variety of resources for K-12 districts in the early stages of establishing an e-learning strategy. This offer is available to customers who have licensed both netTrekker d.i. and Blackboard technology.
For more information about any of the above partnerships, visit http://www.thinkronize.com/press/index.html.
Source: Thinkronize, http://www.thinkronize.com