The Teacher Home Page features elements of netTrekker created especially for teachers. The Home page has three distinct sections: the User Controls, the Header Bar, and Resource Discovery.
The main section of the Home Page includes the Resource Discovery capabilities that make netTrekker so powerful.
netTrekker is designed specifically to allow you to discover the resources you want or need in a manner that best suits your personal interests and style. Not only can you perform a keyword search, but you also have the capability to limit that keyword search to Standards, Images or Famous Person results. You can even define limits for your search result by choosing More Search Options.
In netTrekker, resources are organized by school subjects. One way you can refine your search is by drilling down through subjects, topics, and subtopics that best describe or define the concepts or subjects you are looking for. Use Browse for this type of search. Browse gives you access to the Subjects as well as to Themes, including 21st Century Skills, ELL Resources and Current Events.
The Tools tab gives easy access to Standards, the Famous Person Tool and the Timeline Tool.
The Featured tab lets users access Featured content such as BrainPOP, Defined STEM, and Learnetic resources. Availability of Featured content sometimes depends on a school’s or organization’s subscription.
- User Controls
The User Controls are introduced on the Home Page and are available throughout netTrekker. Your username, role, and organization (usually your school) are displayed here. This area also contains the log out button. Clicking this checks you out of netTrekker, and you should make it a habit to log out every time you finish using netTrekker. In addition, the User Controls offer three helpful buttons: the Video button – , the Help button – , and the Home button – . The Video button accesses several quick tutorial videos. The Help button brings you to Help related to your profile. The Home button returns you to your home page from anywhere within netTrekker.
- Header Bar
The Header Bar, which is also available throughout netTrekker, provides you with the Academic Level Toggle, the On/Off switch for TextHelp, and My Menu.
The Student Home Page features elements of netTrekker created especially for students. While the backgrounds for Elementary, Middle, and High are different, the functions available from the Home Page remain the same across all academic levels. The Home page has three distinct sections: the User Controls, the Header Bar, and Resource Discovery.