Press Release

PR Contact:
Kristen Plemon
Account Executive
C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
netTrekker Contact:
Laura Hannah
Brand Marketing Manager
For Immediate Release
June 29, 2009
netTrekker Announces Partnership with BrainPOP
Award-Winning K-12 Animated Content Coming To America's Leading Educational Search Tool

Washington, DC, NECC, Booth #931, June 29, 2009 - BrainPOP's beloved animated characters-Moby, Tim and Annie-will soon be part of the nation's #1 K-12 educational search tool. netTrekker, the leader in the delivery of digital K-12 educational content, today announced a partnership with BrainPOP, the award-winning producers of animated, curriculum-based educational content. netTrekker is used by over 12 million students, 620,000 teachers, and 22,000 schools in all 50 states and in 12 Canadian provinces and territories. BrainPOP's web sites welcome more than 5 million visitors each month.

Starting this fall, netTrekker subscribers will have the option of upgrading to add BrainPOP to their accounts, enabling seamless access to all BrainPOP products- BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP and BrainPOP Español-from within netTrekker. netTrekker subscribers who choose to upgrade will be able to access BrainPOP resources from keyword or drill-down searches or by using netTrekker's Collections Menu. Both netTrekker and BrainPOP are easy to use and entirely web-delivered, providing educators and students with quality resources ideally suited for the 21st century classroom.

When fully integrated, the partnership between netTrekker and BrainPOP will combine the time-saving convenience of a single login with fast-and-easy access to resources targeted to individual learning styles and aligned to specific standards. Using netTrekker's collaborative My Portfolio tool, teachers will be able to add BrainPOP content to projects and lesson plans, to share with students and fellow teachers, whether across the hall or across the district.

BrainPOP content is suited for a wide range of learning styles and supports differentiated instruction. Adding netTrekker's differentiated learning tools and sophisticated meta-tagging to BrainPOP's engaging animated content will enable educators to quickly pinpoint the exact resources that support specific standards and concepts and meet individual student learning needs-resulting in improved comprehension and achievement.

"Today's educators are hungry for digital resources that are designed to engage every student in the learning process," said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of netTrekker. "BrainPOP's brilliant use of animation as a customized teaching tool is ideal for the 21st century learner. We are thrilled to be able to add BrainPOP's valuable and dynamic resources to netTrekker."

Educators and journalists are invited to attend demonstrations of the netTrekker-BrainPOP collaboration at their respective booths during the National Education Computing Conference in Washington, DC, June 28-July 1.

About BrainPOP
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, BrainPOP (www.brainpop.com) creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students. Our award-winning online educational resources, uniquely suited for 21st-century learning, include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, and BrainPOP Español. All are supported by BrainPOP Educators, a new community of more than 35,000 teachers, featuring free tips, tools, and shared best practices. Aligned to state standards and easy to use, BrainPOP's sites host more than 5 million visits each month.

About netTrekker

netTrekker is dedicated to enhancing the learning environment by providing highly effective technologies that deliver rich educational content to students and teachers in a safe, relevant, easy-to-use format. The netTrekker product portfolio includes educational search tool, netTrekker Search and personalized student workspace solution, igotta. netTrekker also provides solutions focused on professional development, global services and print-to-digital transition of education agencies and publishers. Founded in 1999, netTrekker is widely recognized as the first standards-based educational search tool and is currently serves millions of students and is present in over 18,000 K-12 public and private schools across U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.