Arkansas Statewide netTrekker d.i. Announcement
The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce that in cooperation with the
Northwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative, netTrekker d.i. will be made available for every
school in the state. Every Arkansas student and teacher will now have access to safe, educationally
relevant digital resources aligned with the Arkansas Curriculum Standards.
netTrekker would like to thank the numerous netTrekker d.i. subscribers throughout Arkansas for
their commitment to this program because they were instrumental in propelling this program to a
What is netTrekker d.i.?
See for yourself! Visit http://www.nettrekker.com/ and click on the
TAKE A TOUR link at the top right hand side of the page. You may sign up
for a free trial or leaders may use this user name and password to view the
site until district, school, and individual access is provided when the
subscription begins August 15.
netTrekker d.i. is specifically designed for K-12 students, teachers, librarians, and parents.
netTrekker d.i.’s 300,000+ resources are organized by readability level and aligned with the
Arkansas Curriculum Standards.
Students and teachers can quickly and easily find safe, educationally relevant digital resources, so
they spend less time searching and more time focused on teaching, learning and achieving.
netTrekker d.i.’s Exciting Features Include:
Safe, Fast, Worry-Free Searching One of the reasons our
district is interested in
Over 300,000 Educator-Selected Digital Resources
netTrekker is because it
Results Organized by Readability and Grade Level
provides links and
Search Results Aligned with Arkansas Curriculum Standards
information about 21st
Customized Resources for ELL/ESL Century skills.
Dictionary/Translation Hot Key Lester Long
School-Friendly Image Search Director of Assessment
Convenient School and Home Access Fayetteville Public Schools
Read Aloud Feature that Reads Text to Students
Dedicated 21st Century Skills Channel
Save and Share Resources with My Portfolio
netTrekker d.i. Subscription Dates
August 15, 2009 through August 31, 2011
netTrekker has been the first stop
Access and Authentication for our student Internet research
for the last three years.
All current netTrekker d.i. customers will continue to have Not only has it saved our students
countless hours of fruitless
access to netTrekker d.i. and will be provided with details in
searching, it has added a collection
the near future for converting their access to the Arkansas
of valuable tools for our teachers.
It has become one of the most
important resources in our district.
Districts that have not previously subscribed to netTrekker
d.i. will be provided with details about implementation and Jim Yeager
training in the near future. Director of Instructional Technology
Pottsville, Arkansas Schools
Our teachers have always wanted a
simple and secure method for
providing students with safe and Current netTrekker d.i. Subscribers
reliable Internet resources.
Now they have it with Due to the timing of the Arkansas supported subscription contract,
netTrekker! netTrekker d.i. will be addressing the current subscribers who
have purchased netTrekker d.i. for the 2009-2010 school year. We
Technology Academy and will be announcing a financial migration plan for current
Student Assistance Specialist netTrekker d.i. subscriptions in our rollout plan.
Fort Smith School District
netTrekker d.i. and the Arkansas Education Service Cooperatives will partner together to assist
districts with netTrekker d.i. implementation, training, and ongoing support throughout the
Training will be provided through end user, train-the-trainer, and administrator training sessions via
on-site sessions, online webinars, regional and state workshops, conferences and other events
across Arkansas. Current scheduled training includes:
Thursday, September 3
10:00 to 11:00 AM State-wide CIV to introduce netTrekker to Co-op representatives and key leaders
from the school districts within each co-op area. This will be a one hour overview about netTrekker to
show the features and potential as a state-wide instructional resource and collaboration tool.
Superintendents, curriculum specialists, professional development leaders will be interested in this
Wednesday, September 16
TOT Training Day-long Train-the-Trainer Workshop Arch Ford Co-op 8:30 to 3:30
Representatives from around the state will be trained so they can return to their cooperative area to
share information. Online training guides and other implementation, start-up, and continuing
education materials will be provided to schools and districts.
netTrekker d.i. customer relationship specialists are available via phone at 877-517-1125 (toll-free)
from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday EDT or via email at contactus@netTrekker.com.
For questions, you may contact Teresa Chance
Northwest Co-op (479-267-7450)