Iowa’s Area Education Agencies are pleased to announce the Iowa AEA Online resources for 2011-2012. These resources continue to be provided at no cost to accredited public and non-public PreK-12 schools.The resources include:

AccuWeather
(PreK-12) provides local and international weather conditions and forecasts for research, presentations and projects.

AP Images
(PreK-12) is the database of the Associated Press Archives offering teachers and students access to AP articles, audio clips, charts, graphs, tables, maps, and photos from the 1840s to moments ago.

Atomic Learning 
(PreK-12) is an electronic help desk and training system for computer applications. New for 2011-2012:
• 21st Century Skills Professional Development and Tech Integration
• Assistive Technology

BookFLIX
(PreK-3) is an online literacy resource that pairs fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction books. Read-aloud feature provides accessibility to all readers. Vocabulary feature and interactive games extend student learning.

Britannica Digital Learning
(PreK-12) is a suite of products designed to support student research and classroom instruction, Britannica Digital Learning offers an extensive collection of reference and learning materials that are curriculum aligned and age-appropriate. These resources include:
• Britannica Online School Edition 
• 21st-Century Explorer
• Student News Net
• World Data Analyst
• Global Reference Center

CultureGrams
(K-12) provides an insider’s perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people.

Gale eResources
(PreK-12) is an eResource package offering screened and reliable content from magazines, newspapers, and reference materials. Ten different resources are designed for age-appropriate access. These resources include:
• Academic OneFile with InfoTrac Collections 
• General OneFile with InfoTrac Collections 
• General Business File ASAP
• Health and Wellness Resource Center
• Health Reference Center Academic 
• InfoTrac Newsstand 
• InfoTrac Junior Edition
• InfoTrac Student Edition
• Educator’s Reference Complete 
• Kids InfoBits

iCLIPART for Schools
(PreK-12) is a collection of more than 7.8 million royalty-free photos, clipart, fonts, animations, and sounds that can be used in multimedia presentations, Inspiration diagrams, school websites, worksheets, newsletters, posters, signs, and more.

Learn360
(PreK-12) is educational streaming media offering thousands of full-length digital videos, video clips, images, audio files, newsreels, speeches and a comprehensive library of teaching resources from educational publishers.

SIRS Issues Researcher
(9-12) presents the exploration of the origins, perspectives, and essential questions under debate on over 300 pro/con social issues. Review thousands of highly targeted articles, primary sources, statistics, websites, and multimedia. Articles are read-aloud enabled and searchable by Lexile reading levels.

soundzabound
(PreK-12) offers licensed audio that can be used without copyright infringement in videos, podcasts, and other forms of multimedia. The MP3 audio files are cross platform for use in any Mac or PC software that incorporates audio.

Teen Health & Wellness 
(7-12) provides students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, standards-aligned, curricular and self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, online safety, financial literacy, and more.

For a listing of all resources, including a brief description and grade levels, click on the link below.
http://www.iowaaeaonline.org/pages/uploaded_files/IAO2011flyer.pdf

For detailed downloadable information on each resource go to:
http://www.iowaaeaonline.org/vnews/display.v/ART/4d62abc20f812

Questions? For additional information regarding Iowa AEA Online, contact your AEA representatives:

Jon Wibbels
Director of Media and Technology Services
800/352-9040 Ext. 6074
jwibbels@nwaea.k12.ia.us

Debby Berthelsen
Media Technology Specialist
800/352-9040 Ext.6063
dberthelsen@nwaea.k12.ia.us

Pam Buysman
Educational Media Specialist
800/572-5073 Ext.1141
pbuysman@nwaea.k12.ia.us