Award-Winning Educational Search Tool Upgraded to Streamline the Path to Differentiated Instruction

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New netTrekker Search empowers teachers to deliver more motivating, engaging, differentiated learning experience that is aligned with state and Common Core standards

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Districts need a solution that is broad enough to affect as many critical areas within a school and as many students as possible.

Knovation, the leader in personalized learning solutions, will unveil its new version of netTrekker Search in late July. For more than 10 years, netTrekker Search has been the leading educational search tool trusted by millions of K-12 educators and students, serving over 30,000 schools and 27 million students during that time. Known for bringing the best standards-aligned, teacher-approved digital resources and a unique set of learning tools into the classroom to effectively reach every student, netTrekker Search has been updated to be even more productive, efficient and intuitive. Since its inception, netTrekker Search has received more than 25 industry awards for educational excellence.

“Given increasingly limited budgets, districts need a solution that is broad enough to affect as many critical areas within a school and as many students as possible,” said Joe Grieshop, president and managing officer of Knovation. “By implementing netTrekker Search, schools are empowering their teachers with engaging, relevant digital resources that allow them to create meaningful, differentiated lessons in less time, while also enabling students to become independent learners.”

In a recent survey, 65% of current netTrekker Search users indicated that it has helped better engage their students, and 60% indicated that netTrekker Search has helped their students learn material in a different way.

Developed in partnership with current clients, the new netTrekker Search will empower teachers and students with a more effective and more engaging experience. Feedback from users who have previewed the new version has been overwhelmingly positive. “Our teachers and students will love the new, clean, modern look and feel! The ease of use is tremendous,” said Jill Hobson, Director of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia.

With access to more than 330,000 relevant digital resources aligned with state and Common Core standards, the new netTrekker Search produces consolidated details, enabling teachers to quickly differentiate search results and

identify the best resources to address the variety of student needs in the classroom. The new netTrekker Search interface enhances the user experience for teachers with the ability to:

  •     Easily sort and refine search results by academic or reading level, subject, language and recommendations.
  •     Effectively differentiate digital resources to reach every student.
  •     Conveniently access teacher-specific content, including standards, lesson plans and instructional resources.
  •     Save, organize and share digital resources.
  •     Incorporate digital resources with other technology programs.

Students using netTrekker Search will enjoy a more visually appealing, productive and intuitive product that inspires the learning experience. In order to foster independent student learning, netTrekker Search will:

  •     Enable students to instantly find the resources they need for homework and projects.
  •     Spark creativity with a safe, school-friendly image search.
  •     Increase understanding with text-to-speech support, embedded dictionary, and English language learner support.
  •     Extend learning and involve parents with 24/7, safe, web-based access from school and home.

All current netTrekker Search customers will receive a seamless transition to this free upgrade when it is available.

For more information, please contact Knovation at 1-855-KNOVATE (566-8283) or visit

About Knovation
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Knovation is dedicated to transforming education from a one-way, one-size-fits-all approach to a learner-centered approach that minimizes environmental, emotional, functional and stylistic learning barriers and is customized to the unique needs of every learner. A mission-driven group of academic, technology and business professionals passionate about making a difference in the lives of learners and those that make learning possible, Knovation delivers standards-based, personalized, digital content solutions that empower learners to unlock their curiosity and potential. The Knovation product portfolio includes icurio, the flagship digital curriculum content solution for personalized learning; netTrekker Search, the company’s legacy educational search product and igotta, the personalized student workspace solution developed in partnership with Zeus Learning. Knovation also provides digital transformation services including consultation, planning and professional learning around the transition from print to digital within a classroom. Founded in 1999, Knovation’s legacy platform, netTrekker Search, is widely recognized as the leading standards-based educational search tool and currently serves millions of students in thousands of K-12 public and private schools across U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The vision of Knovation is to ‘Ignite the hope of knowing by reducing the barriers to learning.’

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