Children’s Technology Review Introduces an Alternative to Online Review Anarchy

Contact:  Warren Buckleitner, PH.D.




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Children’s Technology Review Introduces an Alternative to Online Review Anarchy.

A new CTREX database allows educators and parents to easily determine which apps, games and digital media are best-suited to their needs and to those of their children.

FLEMINGTON, NJ (11/12/14) — Children’s Technology Review has introduced what it believes is the world’s largest and most up-to-date online repository of reviews of education software and hardware.  The Children’s Technology Review Exchange (CTREX) is subscriber-supported to reduce bias. It contains 11,708 reviews including the latest K-12 products across 26 types of tablet and gaming platforms, each written from the point-of-view of the “Picky Teacher.” CTREX is now accessible today at www.pickyteacher.com — no registration is required in the guest mode.

CTREX runs on any browser, and requires regular speed Internet connection. There is no cost for browsing, but most content, including the full text of the reviews and the rating details are limited to subscribers ($59/year for one year).

Never before has there been a database with this level of speed, ease-of-use, and  comprehensive content. With its intuitive search tools, the CTREX platform and rating system allows teachers and parents to find, evaluate, compare, and discuss educational software and hardware for children from pre-K through high school.  

Rather than wading through anonymous on-line reviews of unknown credibility, CTREX allows educators and parents to quickly zero in on specific products and to compare and evaluate their suitability. Similar products are compared using the same criteria by qualified educators. In addition, subscribers and publishers may respond to a review.

“There is no perfect rating system,” said Warren Buckleitner, Ph.D., Editor of Children’s Technology Review. “However, we can come as close as we can, and then give our readers the tools to fill in the blanks.”

The CTREX database makes it easy to search and browse by age, curriculum, publisher and technology platform, with additional custom parameters. The service is 100% subscriber funded to avoid obvious conflicts of interest.

“CTREX is an alternative for people who have grown tired of gimmicky review sites with outdated information.  There are no suspicious ratings, affiliate links, or social agendas,” said Buckleitner. “And for the first time, our paid subscribers can learn about a new product the day it’s released.”

Children’s Technology Review subscribers receive a monthly PDF magazine, along with a password to the CTREX database. Every Wednesday they receive an issue of CTR Weekly, with noteworthy reviews.

Subscription rates are $8/month (4 weeklies plus one issue); $39/6 months (24 weeklies plus six issues); $59/year (52 weeklies plus 12 issues) and $99/2 years (104 weeklies plus 24 issues).

For more information about Children’s Technology Review, visit http://www.childrenstech.com or call 908-284-0404 or 800-993-9499.


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