Media Department

The ESU #1 Media Center provides instructional assistance for schools in northeast Nebraska by supplying professional development resource materials, programs and inventory distribution for assistive technology and SPED department inventory and equipment, as well as individual orders for binding and laminating for administrators, teachers and staff at schools in the ESU #1 service area.

Laminating Information

Per foot charge .45¢
Pouch laminating .57¢ (9×11 with rounded corners)

Do put your name and school name on items to be laminated. If you
have many very small items, place them in an envelope marked with
your name and school.

Cutting items first will result in a better seal.

Don’t use staples on materials to be laminated. They cannot be run
through the machine.

Materials rolled tightly are difficult to feed into the laminator and tend to wrinkle and to resist sealing as thoroughly as flat materials. Thick/layered items will not run through the machine and cause damage to rollers.

The width of our laminator is 27 inches. Please keep this in mind when sending materials for lamination.

Rollers are HOT! Thus, crayon melts and certain thin types of materials can discolor from the heat.

The laminating machine will run on Thursdays. Items to be laminated must be received by the end of the business day on Wednesday to ensure a timely processing of order.

ESU reserves the right to deny extra large/labor intensive laminating requests.

RealCare Babies Information

ESU #1 recently upgraded its RealCare Baby simulators. The RealCare babies provide students with skills necessary for effective parenting. The 10 RealCare simulators are available for checkout with both genders and a variety of ethnicities represented. Due to our significant investment in the RealCare Baby simulators, all participating districts are required to sign the District Information and Letter of Agreement document each year. Both a district administrator and a participating staff member (for example, FCS teacher) will sign the document. Once the signed document is on file at ESU #1 and a checkout schedule has been arranged with Jaimi Nicholson, districts can make arrangements to pick up RealCare babies at ESU #1. It is our hope that the RealCare babies will be a valuable resource for your district and a powerful learning tool for your students.

Link to ESU 1 RealCare Babies and Shaken Baby availability calendar

Useful RealCare Links

Tips on getting started.
How to program, charge and view simulation reports.
Frequently asked questions.

Important RealCare™ Baby notes

Use only the items provided to you when caring for the baby (clothing, blanket, diaper, bottle, etc.).

Keep baby away from any newly purchased and unwashed fabrics (e.g., clothing, blankets, linens, table clothes) as certain color dyes will stain and discolor the baby’s vinyl skin, resulting in permanent damage. If such damage occurs, the participant/school district will be held financially responsible.

Baby should be charged overnight, then unplugged.

If baby is stored in a very cold or very hot environment, allow 24 hours for baby to adjust to a moderate temperature before use.

Dramatic changes in temperature can cause water condensation inside baby. Allow time for the condensation to evaporate before use.

Important reminder

The X-Stick USB wireless communication device in the blue bag is more than just a flash drive and is very expensive to replace ($199). Please take care that it doesn’t get lost or broken, and store it in a safe place when not in use.

Important downloads

Software download
Control Center help guide

Useful downloads

General Info
RealCare™ Baby Flyer
District Information & Letter of Agreement for RealCare™ Baby
Teacher Kit Checklist
Student Kit Checklist (when picking up from ESU #1)

Teacher Resources
Important Teacher Information
RealCare™ Baby Safety Precautions
RealCare™ Baby Participant Contract
RealCare™ Baby Parent/Guardian Permission Form
Student Kit Checklist (for teacher to use with students)

Shaken Baby Info
The Shaken Baby Syndrome Simulator depicts how an infant’s brain is affected by just a few seconds of shaking. The SBS simulator and its included curriculum helps increase awareness of the dangers of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) and child abuse.

Shaken Baby Packet
Shaken Baby Teacher Information

This experiential learning tool offers students hands-on interaction and helps establish a plan for coping with an inconsolable baby. Its clear head, equipped with LED lights, shows exactly how the infant’s brain reacts immediately to shaking. This provides user with critical information and a powerful demonstration of the lasting effects of SBS. Discover additional features and topics covered in the curriculum to learn how the Shaken Baby Syndrome Simulator can help your program.

For questions, please contact Jaimi Nicholson