SOURCE: Thinkronize, Inc.

September 12, 2007 08:00 ET

In-School Safe Web Searching on the Rise as Thinkronize Hits 10 Millionth Student Mark!

Safe, Pornography-Free and Relevant Searching Increases by 84% on Nation's #1 K-12 Search Engine netTrekker d.i. From FY06 to FY07

Pflugerville Independent School District, TX -- Home of netTrekker d.i.'s 10 Millionth Student Subscriber -- Honored With Scholarships

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - Schools are increasingly using pornography-free text and image search to keep kids web-safe! Thinkronize, a leader in the digital delivery of K-12 educational content, today announced that it has hit the 10 millionth student mark for subscribers to its #1 K-12 safe educational search engine, netTrekker d.i. netTrekker d.i. is now used by over 575,000 teachers and 19,000 schools throughout the U.S., an 84% increase in safe searches from school year 2006 to school year 2007 and an increase of one million students and two thousand more schools since spring 2007.

In recognition of the school district that brought the student population using netTrekker d.i. to 10 million, Thinkronize presented Pflugerville Independent School District in Texas with five $1000 college scholarships that the school can bestow upon students of its choosing.

"The search is on!" said Thinkronize CEO Randy Wilhelm. "As teachers and students embrace the Internet for educational tools and resources, we are thrilled to see a meaningful upswing in schools investing in web-safe tools like netTrekker d.i. that provide safe, relevant, contextual search. It is our honor to recognize Pflugerville ISD which has put us over our 10 millionth student mark!"

"Not only does netTrekker d.i. make online searching safe and easy for our teachers, students, and parents -- it also provides access to web content that is differentiated for all learners, including our expanding ELL population," said Kathryn Ives, coordinator, Instructional Technology, Pflugerville Independent School District. "Importantly, the web sites in netTrekker d.i. are tied directly to Texas Standards by grade level, have been reviewed by an educator, and are age appropriate. With netTrekker d.i., our teachers can enhance the content of their lessons with rich web content!"

About the netTrekker Product Suite

The netTrekker product line includes award-winning educational search products for both the education (netTrekker d.i.) and consumer (netTrekker home) markets. Unlike ordinary search engines, products from the netTrekker suite provide fast and easy access to only the best educational resources from the entire Internet in a safe, organized, standards-aligned format. Using netTrekker search products, educators, school librarians, students, and parents save valuable time because they are directed to relevant, reliable, educator-selected web sites every time -- meaning less time spent on searching and more time focused on teaching, learning, and achieving. For more information about the netTrekker product suite, visit www.netTrekker.com.

About Thinkronize

Founded in 1999, Thinkronize is a leader in the digital delivery of K-12 educational content. Thinkronize is dedicated to enhancing the education of today's youth with highly effective technologies that deliver the rich educational value of the Internet to every child in a safe, relevant, easy-to-use format. Thinkronize was first to market with its standards-based educational search engine, netTrekker d.i., the #1 educational search engine in K-12 schools. Utilizing the services of Academic Benchmarks, the premier provider of comprehensive standards-based K-12 educational databases, alignment tools, and integration services, netTrekker d.i. is currently used in over 19,000 schools nationwide. The company's consumer product, netTrekker home, gives parents and students whose school or district has not yet purchased a netTrekker d.i. subscription access to its 180,000+ educator-selected resources. Most recently, netTrekker d.i. was named the 2007 Best Education Solution in SIIA's CODiE award competition. In addition, Thinkronize was named to the 2007 Inc. 5000 and 2006 Inc. 500 lists as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. The company was founded by Robert Reinders and currently serves over 10 million students in all 50 states, including adoptions by key districts and states nationwide. For more information visit www.Thinkronize.com or phone 877-517-1125.

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