Thinkronize and PBS TeacherSource Offer 3,000 New Multimedia Resources Through netTrekker d.i.

CINCINNATI - Thinkronize and PBS TeacherSource have collaborated to add 3,000 new multimedia resources to netTrekker d.i. Educators will be able to locate PBS classroom materials for a range of subjects and grade levels, including free lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations within netTrekker d.i.

"This initiative will greatly expand the reach of the PBS service to K-12 educators and students," said Donelle Blubaugh, director of preK-12 Education at PBS. "The educational content created by PBS producers and local PBS stations already has a powerful, positive impact on teaching and learning. We are delighted to amplify that impact by making PBS resources readily available to netTrekker d.i. subscribers."

PBS TeacherSource is a Web destination for preK-12 educational resources. The new resources that will be added to netTrekker d.i. are tied to on-air programming and online content from PBS including NOVA, NATURE, Cyberchase, Between the Lions, and many other titles. As with every resource in netTrekker d.i., 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.

netTrekker d.i. is a classroom-learning tool with more than 9.3 million students in 49 states currently using the educational search engine. With a section designed for English Language Learners, a dictionary/translation hot key, and a text-to-speech function, students who are struggling to learn English, or have other special learning needs, have access to online resources that support their individual learning styles.

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