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netTrekker Search Adds Common Core Standards

netTrekker, an educational search engine for grades K-12, has added resources that are aligned with Common Core State Standards for English and math to its search product.

netTrekker Search is a tool designed to allow students and educators to find Web-based educational media quickly. K-12 teachers can search for resources by language, multimedia type, format, subject, grade level, specific standards, and teacher or student recommendations. NetTrekker material include more than 300,000 resources available in digital format, including lesson plans, learning games, video, audio, assessments, and interactive whiteboard materials. netTrekker Search also includes role-based access and personalized homepages for each student and teacher, which lets the user add or subtract widgets with drag-and-drop functionality.

NetTrekker resources comes from partners Globio, National Humanities Center, PBS TeacherSource, Promethean, Quia, Smart, TeachEngineering, Teachers' Domain, and Texas Instruments. Premium resource providers include BrainPop, Defined STEM, NSTA Learning Center, and Weekly Reader Express.

Previously, netTrekker Search only allowed for media hunting for state-specific standards. Now, search by both state and Common Core Standards is available.

Common Core State Standards, developed at the state level by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers, have already been implemented in 45 states. The standards call for robust concept mastery in each grade to help students get ready for college or a future career.

Common Core State Standards material is automatically available to districts that are already subscribed to netTrekker Search, and are also included with new subscriptions.

For more information, visit nettrekker.com.

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