Digital Resources

Looking for helpful digital resources? Prairie Lakes AEA provides its students and educators with no-cost access to high quality and vetted resources, available anywhere, anytime. You’ll find ebooks, audiobooks, videos, encyclopedias, newspapers, academic journals, and much more for learners of all ages.

Students and educators can easily access all of these digital resources on Classlink One Click by signing in with their school email address at To access the databases separately, use your school username and password. Don’t know it? Contact your district teacher librarian.

AEA Scout is an online portal that houses many of the digital resources provided by Iowa’s AEAs. Students benefit from a one-stop-shop for their research needs, and teachers can rest easy knowing their students are searching the quality, curated content they’ve come to know and trust. Scout can be found at  Educators will use the same username and password they use to access the AEA Learning System (Mandatory Reporter, AEA Professional Learning Registration System).

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AEA Digital Resources With over 400 titles from leading producers of PreK-12 content, AEA Digital Library includes streaming video, still images, and digital documents. Click here to access. Aea digital library
American History in Video American History in Video features thousands of hours of video that bring history alive for students. Click here to access. American history in video
BookFlix BookFlix pairs more than 100 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction ebook on a similar subject. Click here to access. Bookflix
Brittannica Online A collection of resources for K-12, Britannica Online is a suite of products designed to support student research and classroom instruction. Click here to access. Brittanica school A collection of more than 21 million photos, clipart, and more, all of the resources on are royalty-free. Click here to access. Clipart
CultureGrams CultureGrams provides a concise, reliable and up-to-date report on over 200 nations of the world, written and reviewed by local experts. Reports are also included for US states, the District of Columbia, and Canadian provinces and territories. Click here to access. Culturegrams
FreedomFlix FreedomFlix offers a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places, and events that shaped our world. Click here to access. Freedomflix
GALE GALE includes content from academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and reference materials. Forty databases allow for age and subject differentiation. Click here to access. Gale
Learn360 Learn360 is a collection of educational videos, images, and other resources for teachers and students. Click here to access. Learn360
MackinVIA Iowa’s AEAs provide hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks on MackinVIA. Click here to access. MackinVIA
News-O-Matic Every weekday, News-O-Matic publishes five interactive daily news content written across various reading levels and are available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin — in text and audio (all recorded by native speakers). In addition to the daily news, News-O-Matic offers access to its database of 12,000+ articles, making it one of the largest Lexile-leveled nonfiction resource for K-8. Try it out here (find the News-O-Matic folder), and fill out this form for your personalized account then access the site here. Newsomatic
ScienceFLIX Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFLIX gives access to hundreds of videos and articles on science topics. Click here to access. Scienceflix
SIRS Issues Researcher SIRS Issues Researcher offers balanced content from more than 2,000 international sources. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between of 360+ social, scientific, health, historic, economic, and political issues. Click here to access. (Grades 7-12) SIRS
Soundzabound Soundzabound provides a plethora of licensed audio to use without copyright infringement in videos, podcasts, and other forms of multimedia. Click here to access. Soundzabound creates and curates quality online resources to support students’ reading skills and interests. Click here to access. Teachingbooks
Teen Health and Wellness Teen Health and Wellness students with nonjudgmental, straightforward information on today’s teen health and wellness issues. Click here to access. (Grades 7-12) Teenhealthwellness
TrueFlix TrueFlix combines Scholastic nonfiction books with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, web links, and text. Click here to access.     Trueflix

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