Instructional Media Services / IU13

  • The Lancaster / Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 provides instructional media services (IMS) to our schools. Every three years, the IMS staff at IU13, along with representatives from each of its member school districts, reviews the IMS resources to determine their instructional relevance.  Below is a list of a few of the current resources provided by the IMS:  

    • BrainPop Combo - Short animated movies for students in grades K-8, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of Science, Social Studies, English, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology, Health, and Arts and Music. Teachers can assign individually or use in whole group instruction. Students and teachers access BrainPOP through the Apps Grid in their district Google accounts.

    • CultureGrams - Elementary level research resources on countries, states, and provinces.  Click the interactive map to select an area of interest.  View demographic, cultural and government data.  There is open access through school for all students and staff.  Home access requires using login credentials (teachers click here for login info).

    • IMS Logos Discovery Education - Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning. Both students and staff may log in to Discovery Education to view and use the extensive list of resources.   Enter your district username and password to access the site.

    • Google Expeditions - A Virtual Reality teaching tool that lets you take virtual field trips without leaving your classrooms. Complete sets, which include the devices, goggles, leaders iPad and wifi system, are available through the IU. Please contact Christine Sklareski to reserve the set through the IU. Click here to see the list of over 200 expeditions.

    • Overdrive - Students and staff may borrow ebooks, audiobooks and more from your local library system.  Select your school district and enter your district username and password to access the Elizabethtown catalog.


    For a full list of all IMS resources and their descriptions, visit the Instructional Media Services page on the IU13 website.


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