Press Release

PR Contact:
Kristen Plemon
Account Executive
C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.

SIIA Contact:
John Crosby
netTrekker Contact:
Laura Hannah
Brand Marketing Manager
For Immediate Release
March 3, 2010
netTrekker Selected as a Finalist for 2010 CODiE Awards
Leading educational search tool nominated as Best K-12 Instructional Solution for its engaging digital content and support of personalized learning

Cincinnati, OH — March 3, 2010 — The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has announced that netTrekker has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious CODiE Awards in the Best K-12 Instructional Solution category. The Best K-12 Instructional Solution honor is given to the best school-based education technology solution for curriculum and content that is specifically targeted toward students in preK-12 learning environments. All products that qualified as finalists will now be reviewed by members of SIIA, who will vote to select the winner for this category, as well as 55 other categories. The winners will be announced in May.

netTrekker is the leading K-12 educational search tool. It enables educators to easily and safely connect to thousands of high-quality, standards-aligned digital resources and personalized learning tools to support students' unique learning needs. All netTrekker resources are hand-selected by expert educators to keep every search safe, focused and relevant, and cover the entire school curriculum.

One hundred eighty-eight products from 136 companies were selected as CODiE finalists from more than 785 nominations submitted by 374 companies. Nominated products underwent an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists, and others with deep experience in the field. All finalists may now be reviewed on the CODiE Awards Website at www.siia.net/CODiEs

"This is the twenty‚Äźfifth year we have recognized excellence in the software, education and information industries through the CODiE Awards program," noted Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. "In this economic climate, companies are doing even more to innovate. netTrekker has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and quality that is reflected in their selection as a finalist for the CODiE Awards. I am pleased and proud to have them listed among the candidates, and I wish them the best in the final round of voting."

The CODiEs were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), which preceded the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The program was created so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose - to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts.

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.