Magazine article Technology & Learning

Nettrekker Search

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Nettrekker Search

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With its streamlined interface and more intuitive search approach, the newest version of netTrekker Search makes it easier and faster for teachers and students to find and retrieve content specific to interest and grade level. Gone is the cluttered interface of orange boxes and tabs, replaced by sleek and inviting Search and Browse buttons allowing quicker access to over 330,000 sources of digital content.

Quality and Effectiveness: With this new version, teachers can add content to their portfolios on the fly with a quick press of the save button conveniently located on the tool bar. URLs can also be copied onto the clipboard and pasted into Word docs or PDFs for quick lesson planning and documenting of sources. 10,000 new images have been added and content is updated daily keeping it fresh, current, and in line with state standards.

Ease of Use: netTrekker Search's makeover features a sleeker, role-specific interface with the added functionality of searching by key factors of Subject, Theme, Tools, and Famous Person, allowing users to quickly drill down and access the most relevant content. Details of searches are now limited to those of the highest interest, and the addition of infinitely scrolling means fewer clicks when perusing search results. Additionally, teachers can now toggle between elementary, middle, and high school search results without having to leave the search page.

Creative Use of Technology: netTrekker Search's biggest asset is the wealth of digital, differentiated information available to the learning community. …

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