Press Release

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

eSchoolNews Contact:
Kristen Yazbek
Tech4Learning, Inc.
netTrekker Contact:
Laura Hannah
Brand Marketing Manager
For Immediate Release
January 11, 2011
Tech4Learning partners with netTrekker to connect content in Wixie

SAN DIEGO, CA, — Jan. 11th, 2011 — Tech4Learning today released an update to Wixie that connects the Wixie library to the images found in netTrekker, making it easier and faster for users to find educationally appropriate images to use in their school work.

Jill Hobson of Forsyth County Public Schools in Georgia shares, "One of the greatest challenges we face is providing students and teachers with a robust search engine for images, while ensuring that the results are educationally relevant. Wixie's integration of netTrekker images brings together the best of all options into one seamless environment that is very student-friendly."

Wixie is an online authoring tool students can use to demonstrate knowledge and communicate ideas. David Wagner, CEO of Tech4Learning, explains "Students can use Wixie to create whenever and wherever they are ready to learn. Connecting this powerful tool with netTrekker images helps students focus on the curriculum content and not get bogged down with the technology."

netTrekker, the leading educational search tool for K-12 schools, brings digital resources into the classroom in a safe, relevant and engaging way, making it faster and easier to provide a more personalized and productive learning experience for every student. "It is imperative that the programs students use work together effectively to provide the most productive learning experience possible," said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of netTrekker. "We are pleased to partner with Tech4Learning to provide this seamless integration between netTrekker and Wixie"

About Tech4Learning

Tech4Learning develops award-winning educational software that supports effective use of educational technology and helps build 21st century skills. Wixie is the first online authoring tool designed specifically for the classroom, that lets students create content online and share it immediately. Founded in 1999, the company’s software is used by millions of students around the world. For more information, visit www.tech4learning.com.

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.