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netTrekker, icurio Add Common Core-Aligned Math, Science, English Materials

Knovation is adding new Common Core-aligned math, science, and vocabulary resources to netTrekker, its educational search tool, and icurio, its personalized digital content platform.

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 materials include resources available in digital format, including lesson plans, learning games, video, audio, assessments, and interactive whiteboard materials.

icurio is an online resource aimed at providing educators with learning materials and tools to help differentiate instruction for students. Users can access Common Core-aligned digital resources for K-12 curriculum areas and filter materials by type, including video, images, games, lesson plans, and Web materials. Subjects range from math and science to philosophy and the arts. Resources can be further personalized by language, reading level, and type of learning aid.

The new netTrekker and icurio content will come from educational software publisher and e-learning technology provider Learnetic, vocabulary building site VocabAhead, and We Give Books, which provides free access to classic children's literature from Penguin Group.

The materials will include Learnetic Math and Science, which will be available through netTrekker Search. It includes more than 200 online math and science lessons aligned with national middle school standards. The activities are accessible through a single log-in.

They will also include all content from VocabAhead for netTrekker and icurio. VocabAhead helps students prepare for the vocabulary portion of the SAT, ACT, and GRE exams by using audio and visual assessments.

The deal also includes all material from We Give Books, a partnership between the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation. It provides free online access to children's picture books through age 10. icurio and netTrekker subscribers will have access to 75 books from the collection, which includes fiction and nonfiction.

For more information about Learnetic Math and Science, visit learnetic.com. For additional information on VocabAhead, go to vocabahead.com. For more information on We Give Books, visit wegivebooks.org. For addition information about Knovation, go to knovationlearning.com.

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