Spring 2013 Trials of Potential Vendors / Resources
Minitex Cooperative Purchasing needs your feedback!
Following is a list of vendors/resources that Minitex is considering offering. Please try
out one or more of the following resources and send your thoughts, comments, and questions to
The INTELECOM Online Resources Network® is a fully-hosted and supported database of
academic on-demand video to supplement online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. Over 4,500
closed-captioned and copyright-cleared video clips and full-length videos are organized
across 35 disciplines, including psychology, sociology, mathematics, history, philosophy,
oceanography, environmental studies, health and wellness, anatomy and physiology, and
others. All videos offer MARC records, and can be used seamlessly within any CMS or LMS,
as well as Powerpoints, blogs, virtual classrooms, and more. Now through June 30, 2013,
save 25% on all Full Subscriptions... plus receive 3 months free.
Contact rep Meg Cundiff for more information.
LEGO Education StoryStarter for Language Arts
Designed for use in 2nd through 5th grades, LEGO® Education StoryStarter is a hands-on
learning tool that enhances students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. One
set contains enough elements to equip up to five students with everything they need to start
constructing their own stories. For a complete solution, educators can combine the set with
the StoryStarter Curriculum Pack and StoryVisualizer Software. Use the StoryVisualizer
interactive, web-based software with StoryStarter to bring a digital writing into your classroom.
StoryVisualizer is an easy-to-use program that outputs high-quality books and comics. Using
a Web cam, digital camera, or smart device, students can take images of their stories and
import them into the software. From there, learners can choose from a variety of preexisting
writing templates or customize their own to create a finished publication.
Contact Kathy Grotta for more information.