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Slides Mania: School Bundle

Posted by Lori Blantz on May 30, 2022 7:30:00 AM

Slides Mania: School Bundle

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Topics: Instructional Tech Tips

May Blog Contest Winner (Last one for year)

Posted by Lori Blantz on May 26, 2022 7:30:00 AM
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Topics: contest

Readworks summer packets for students

Posted by Lori Blantz on May 25, 2022 9:55:23 AM

Hello Teachers!

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Topics: Reading, readworks

Google Classroom- Wrapping up the School Year

Posted by Lori Blantz on May 23, 2022 7:30:00 AM

Google Classroom: Wrapping Up the School Year

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Topics: Google Classroom

Power Kids- TrueFlix & Book Flix

Posted by Lori Blantz on May 16, 2022 7:30:00 AM

Power Kids

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Topics: Literacy, instructional tool, website

BrainPop Pause Points

Posted by Lori Blantz on May 9, 2022 7:30:00 AM

BrainPOP Pause Points (not for BrainPOP Jr.)

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Topics: BrainPop

Teacher Appreciation Week from your STEM Coaches

Posted by Lori Blantz on May 3, 2022 8:01:45 AM

Thank you for all you are doing for our students. We appreciate you. Thank you Giovanna for creating this appreciation banner for our staff!! Have a great week everyone. Thanks again. 

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Topics: Announcements

Summer IT and STEM Professional Development **UPDATED**

Posted by Lori Blantz on May 2, 2022 12:08:30 PM

You are now able to register for the IU13 IMS Back-To-School Mini Conference on MLP.

Are you looking for new tools to put into your digital toolbox? Come join IU13 IMS at our “Back-to-School” Mini-Conference featuring introductory sessions on IU13 Instructional Media Services. Unlock the features of Discovery Education, BrainPop, OverDrive/Sora, Gale Research Databases, and CultureGrams.

Did you know that you can check out equipment such as the StarLab, Mobile VR Kits, and the Telepresence System or the new IMS STEM Lending Library? Certification workshops are available or you can just come and explore items such as Sphero Robots, Makey Makey, and Phidgets. Other educational technology session offerings such as an introduction to Google Workspace, Schoology and much more will also be available.

Attendees should bring their own internet connected device and are encouraged to have user district accounts created in advance. Visit the event website for more information.

Mini-Conference - Introductory Sessions

  • Date: Monday - August 8, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Lancaster- Lebanon IU13 Conference Center
  • Audience: New and less experienced Educators
  • Cost: Free for IU13 Educators 
  • Registration: Click here to register on Frontline 

Mini-Conference - Advanced Sessions

  • Date: Tuesday - August 9, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Lancaster- Lebanon IU13 Conference Center
  • Audience: More experienced Educators
  • Cost: Free for IU13  Educators 
  • Registration: Click here to register on Frontline 


The August 4th and 5th STEMATHON

The conference is held in person this year, at Lincoln IU12, New Oxford, PA. Sessions will be run in a hybrid format, allowing those who tune in virtually to Zoom into the rooms at IU12. Click on the picture below to access the registration form and information. They are adding to it daily. 



The August 8th and August 9th IU13 IMS "Back-to-School" Mini-Confernce 

The sessions and information are coming. Click on this picture below for the Google Site with where the IMS Department is adding all the info.   Once in the site click on the upper right on Day 1, Day 2 and Registration. I will update this blog when registration is open. 

Summer IT and STEM 2022 Professional Development

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Topics: Workshops & Trainings, summer training

Storyvoice Read aloud by authors

Posted by Lori Blantz on May 2, 2022 8:21:39 AM

Hello- I am sharing out something that Keith Royer in our IU13 IS department shared this morning. For teacher appreciation week Storyvoice.com is hosting live readings by authors for students and classes.  Today is Kevin Henkes and Debbie Dadey and more throughout the week. 

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Topics: Storyvoice


Posted by Lori Blantz on May 2, 2022 7:30:00 AM


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Topics: CultureGrams, Instructional Tech Tips, instructional tool

Blog Contest :

Thanks to those who sent in pictures this year. Stay tuned to hear about our contest for next year.  See you in August or September. 

 “THANK YOU!” for all you do for our students at IU13.👍


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ECSES Instructional Technology Blog by Blantz is an IU13 Early Childhood and Special Education Services (ECSES) blog providing support to educators using instructional technology in ECSES classrooms. Lori Blantz, this blog's author, is Supervisor of ECSES Software Training. Contact Lori at lori_blantz@iu13.org.

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