Tuesday, March 30, 2021

How to Handle YouTube at School and at Home

YouTube...It's a land of opportunity with access to educational content and at the same time, is a land that, at times, can be problematic when it comes to filtering content when at school and at home. 

If you use on-premise network devices (e.g. firewall) or proxy-level filters as your content filter, it's probably hard to meet the varying expectations from students, staff and parents. However, don't give up! Deledao can help you meet those expectations. 

For more information on how Deledao can help manage YouTube content at school and at home, check out this post featured on the company's blog. (How to Handle YouTube at School and at Home)

Through the AEA Purchasing contract with Deledao, Iowa schools can save on digital security and wellness solutions from Deledao. For quotes, contract pricing and other information, contact:

Deledao Education
Kevin Kuckkan
Bid Reference: AEPA021-G

Happy saving!

Monday, March 29, 2021

New Contracts For Digital Security

Earlier this month, AEA Purchasing welcomed THREE new contracts and vendor partners to our vetted roster! Capitol Electronics, Centegix and Deledao Education are all eager to serve Iowa schools in creating safer communities and workspaces. 

Capitol Electronics specializes in emergency notification systems, non-contact thermal temperature scanners, lightning suppression technology and virus/pathogen eliminating technology. For more information, contact, Mary McGhiey at mmcghiey@capitolelectronics.com. (Bid Reference: #021).

Centegix offers a wearable crisis alert badge and technology to ensure staff never have to worry about finding help when they need the most. For more information, contact Tara Heaton at theaton@centegix.com. (Bid Reference: AEPA021-G).

Deledao Education provides a state-of-the-art, browser-level AI solution that monitors and alerts (in real time) when student web/email activity involves self-harm, drugs or related content. For more information, contact Kevin Kuckkan at kevin.kuckkan@deledao.com. (Bid Reference: AEPA021-G).

All vendors have contracts and extensions possible through February 2025 and were awarded as part of our participation with the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA). For questions related to AEA Purchasing, AEPA and our bid process, please contact Joni at joni@aeapurchasing.org.

Happy saving!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Want to Save on Projector Lamps?

If your school is looking for low prices on projector bulbs, lamps and accessories, look no further than the AEA Purchasing contract with Scott Electric!

As part of our Statewide Technology Buy, Scott Electric has been awarded the following items:
  • AV projection lamps
  • OEM projector lamps and aftermarket cages with lamps
  • HOP brand laminating filmu
  • 10% off MSRP on ALL catalog items
Sign in to the AEA Purchasing Marketplace to search for products, pricing and to place orders.

You may also reach out to the contact below for quotes, especially if ordering multiple quantities of the same item. Reference contract number "STB2020AEAPURCH" on all correspondence.

Scott Electric
Mark Troutman
1000 South Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Free Seeds for Schools!

Spring is here! We all deserve a pat on the back for making it through yet another winter. 

This spring, we will celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day 🌎 on Wednesday, April 21. Like every special day, this one also has a theme -- "Restore our Earth".  

AEA Purchasing is pleased to share a unique opportunity for Iowa schools wishing to connect their students, faculty and staff to caring for our planet and getting involved in spring planting. 

If you haven't already become familiar with your local Iowa State University (ISU) Extension Office, we encourage you to do so. This year they have all kinds of ideas and resources to help you plan your Earth Day celebrations. One such opportunity available just for schools is the chance to receive FREE SEEDS from the Seed Savers Exchange, located in Decorah, IA. Schools interested in receiving seed donations through the Herman's Garden Seed Donation Program do need to submit an application. More information is available here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Bee-Bot® Buzz at PITSCO

Pitsco's Bee-Bot® is ALL the buzz...especially for the youngest of learners! 

"Bee-Bot is a programmable floor robot that is a must-have for any early learner. Recommended for pre-K to Grade 2, it’s a fantastic starting point for developing the basic building blocks for programming skills, understanding logical sequences, and problem-solving." (Pitsco blog post, "There’s a BUZZ around Pitsco: Meet Bee-Bot®")

To catch up on the latest buzz about Bee-Bot®, get all the information you need here in a dedicated post on Pitsco's blog.

As an awarded vendor partner with AEA Purchasing, Pitsco offers all Iowa schools a discount off catalog pricing. For more information, view their contract profile on www.aeapurchasing.org or contact:

Pitsco Education
Preston Frazier
800-835-0686 Ext. 4559

Be sure to reference bid code #716331 on all communication.

Happy saving!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Dude University 2021

Our partner, Dude Solutions, is hosting Dude University 2021 this year VIRTUALLY!  

Dude University is one of the largest operations management conferences for facilities, operations and technology professionals who come together to share industry best practices, connect with peers, and learn about trends and tools. This is more than just a conference, it’s an accelerator to owning their operations and doing the best work of their lives.  

Interested in attending? Registration is OPEN!  https://www.dudesolutions.com/dude-university

About Dude Solutions: 
Dude Solutions is a leading global software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of operations management solutions to education, government, healthcare, senior living, manufacturing and membership-based organizations. For over 20 years and 12K+ clients, we have been providing award-winning software to manage maintenance, assets, energy, events and more. We partner with organizations who share core values in service, ingenuity and integrity and help us reach new markets, innovate and deliver new offerings and improve competitive advantage.  AEPA is a critical partner in our ecosystem, providing nationally bid, locally awarded contracts.  

Dude Solutions is an awarded vendor to provide Facility Management software to AEPA and AEA Purchasing members under AEPA's Solicitation #020-D