Iowa Districts Extend Unitedstreaming Through 2011


3/22/2007—Discovery Education announced this week that it has extended its contract with the Iowa Educators Consortium to distribute its unitedstreaming Plus service through the 2010/2011 school year. The deal sees unitedstreaming Plus distributed to all K-12 public and private schools in Iowa.

Discovery's unitedstreaming Plus is an enhanced version of unitedstreaming. It's designed to allow educators to access a wide range of digital education materials. The enhanced version offers about 3,000 more full-length video titles than the standard version; access to audio files, including audio books, spoken word poetry, speeches, classical music recordings, etc.; about 20,000 photographic images; and more than 27,000 reference articles. It also offers classroom access to PBS programming.

"We look forward to our continued relationship with Discovery Education's unitedstreaming. In extending our current contract with unitedstreaming, it lets all of our Iowa teachers and students know that they will have continuity of a product they have come to enjoy and rely on," added Jon Wibbels, chair, Iowa Area Education Agency Media Directors.

According to Discovery, its education technologies re accessed by more than 35 million students and 1 million educators in the United States. These include Discovery Education Science Connection, Discovery Education ThinkLink Assessment,, and Discovery Health Connection.

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