Teachers, how many of us have a lesson that our students just “don’t get” and instead of changing tactics we keep repeating the same steps over and over, the same worksheet, and never look for a different media, different approach, a new lesson, a new way for students to show understanding? Or, how many of us have a student who “gets it” but thinks it is funny to see us running ourselves ragged as they feint misunderstanding? Could it be that they are bored with our regular lessons and are looking for ways to entertain themselves in class?
To provide a more personalized user experience for both teachers and students in netTrekker Search, we now customize the content and tools you have access to based on whether your username is set up as a teacher or a student. For teachers, it’s important to switch your username to the teacher role so that you can take advantage of all of the teacher-specific resources and tools.
Click here for information on changing your netTrekker username role from student to teacher. You will need to contact the netTrekker Administrator at your school to obtain your Teacher Code. If you don’t know the netTrekker Administrator for your school, please contact your netTrekker Account Manager.
Here are the top 5 reasons you’ll want to switch your username from a student to a teacher.
1. State Standards – netTrekker Search provides easy access for teachers to the Standards for all 50 states and delivers standards-correlated resources that support your state standards to the benchmark/learning outcome level.
Click here for help with State Standards.
2. My Portfolio – Teachers can create new class folders in My Portfolio and share resources with the class, the school or the district. Click here for help with My Portfolio.
3. Lesson Plans & Teacher-Specific Resources – Teachers can quickly refine their search results to find resources with lesson plans using the Lesson Plans selection in the Learning Aids refinement menu. Other resources tagged specifically as teacher-only resources will also only show up for users registered as teachers. Click here for help with the Refine Search menus.
4. Teacher Tools – Available only to teachers in the My Tools widget, these include links to national teacher associations, education news sources, professional development, classroom resources, as well as many other helpful sites for educators. Click here for help with the Teacher Tools.
5. My Community – Teachers have an additional widget on their netTrekker Search homepage called My Community. My Community connects teachers to share integration tips, best practices, and favorite resources with quick links to netTrekker Village, the Customer Center, the netTrekker Blog and Online Learning. Click here for help with My Community.