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AEA Scout

New for 2019-2020: AEA Scout!

AEA Scout is here!

Iowa’s AEAs are changing the way students and educators find high-quality digital information. Enter AEA Scout: One login. One search. One interface.

AEA Scout is a new online portal that houses many of the digital resources provided by Iowa’s AEAs such as AEA Digital Library, Britannica School, Gale and MackinVia. 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.

Digging Deeper

With AEA Scout, students have the ability to dig deeper in their quest for information. A wide variety of sources of information in multiple formats will be at their fingertips when they search AEA Scout. This new way of information gathering also encourages students’ curiosity and builds a foundation for lifelong learning. 

What Makes AEA Scout Special?

Single sign-on to one interface

  • Login once to search multiple sources on one site

Quality digital content 

  • Curated content from recognized publishers and producers 
  • Videos, articles, documents, ebooks, audiobooks, photos, charts, graphs and more 

Predictive functions 

  • The more students search, the smarter and more customized the results become
  • Suggested materials based on usage and interest 

Personalized learning experience 

  • Create a folder for each class or assignment 
  • Teachers can share resources and notes with specific students 
  • Highlight, underline, take and share notes in one place 

For all learners 

  • Translate text to different languages 
  • Most digital text is read-aloud 
  • Closed-captioned video 
  • Change text size and font 
  • Change the background color for higher contrast

And a really awesome feature: it was created with input from Iowa students!

AEA Scout

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