Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Coding for K-5 Made Simple

Meet KUBO -- a simple, intuitive solution, that makes it easy for teachers to introduce computer science and coding to students as young as four.

Designed like a puzzle, KUBO’s groundbreaking Tagtile® programming language is tangible, easily managed, and completely screen-free. Free to educators are downloadable, beautifully illustrated lesson plans and task cards for your students, as well as video tutorials and quick start guides to help get you up and running.

Thanks to AEA Purchasing's partnership with PITSCO and AEPA, Iowa schools get an exclusive 2% off their KUBO solution along with free shipping!

Enter promo code AEPA22 during checkout!


Monday, May 20, 2019

Free Gift with Purchase from Sportime!

In partnership with Sportime, a School Specialty brand, AEA Purchasing is offering a free gift with purchase opportunity!

Now through July 31, use promo code 081PEFREE19 at checkout to receive a free gift with your qualifying order. Complete details can be found here

Happy shopping....happy saving!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Summer Pricing on Paper

Have you checked out our summer paper buy? If you haven't, than NOW is the time! Orders are due on May 24th.

Complete ordering information and order form downloads are available online.

Bid Features Include:

  • Wide variety of paper weights, colors and sizes
  • Additional discounts for orders of 840 cartons of white or greater
  • Letter and catalog envelopes

Clients Eligible for Participation:

  • K-12 Schools, Public and Private
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Public Libraries
  • City, County, State Government
  • Nonprofit educational organizations

Monday, May 13, 2019

Attend our Technology "Mini" Conference!

Interested in meeting our Technology contract partners? Join us on the date and location of your choosing to meet our Technology partners and learn more about how our contracts can best serve you!

Click here for complete details or email laurie@aeapurchasing.org.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Enhancing Inquiry in the Classroom Using Makerspace Products

“An inquiry-based curriculum can increase student achievement and narrow the gap between high and low-achieving students” (Towns & Sweetland, 2008).

Incorporating maker activities into your inquiry-based lessons is an easy addition that will enhance student curiosity.

In Mackin's blog, Enhancing Inquiry in the Classroom Using Makerspace Products, author Ashley Gamlin explores how to use Boxels, Makey Makey, Legos, and other Maker products in your content areas.