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InforMNs, Innovations for Minnesota Schools, is a web site created by TIES for teachers and those who support technology in the classroom.  TIES has been supporting teachers through InforMNs and Internet- based learning resources since 1993. MN Minnesota Learning Loop tools on the InforMNs website include a Teacher Resource Center where teachers can search a database of web resources aligned to  Minnesota Academic Standards and evaluate the value for others.


iPadPalooza MN - The Great MN iPad Get Together

July 31st, 2014
iPadPaloozaMN, the great Minnesota iPad get together, is a one day teaching and learning festival that explores how iPads have impacted K-12 education. The event will focus on creativity, social collaboration, engagement and some of the innovative ways schools have integrated iPads into classrooms and enhanced student learning.

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Library of Congress The Library of Congress has many resources available for classrooms through their websites and online interactive videos. All are searchable by topic and standards (including MN standards), Check out these sites:
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June 1 - Summer Workshop Schedule Begins

UMN professor solves problems from 'gut bugs' to Rubik's Cube

Dan Knights is a new professor at the University of Minnesota doing cutting-edge work on microorganisms in the human body - but that's not why he's been on "Today" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Big thanks from little people: Local first-graders tell us what they're thankful for

First-graders may be little but they have big hearts and minds. Around Thanksgiving, they reveal the scope of what they're grateful for, from the simple beauty of rainbows to a family member overcoming cancer.

UMN study finds benefit in full-day preschool experience

More is better when it comes to high-quality preschool. A new study from the University of Minnesota found that children who attended a full-day preschool were better prepared for kindergarten than children who attended the same program part time.

UW academics got $17.3M in overage pay last year

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Academic staff across the University of Wisconsin system received a total of $17.3 million in extra duty pay last year, after lawmakers lifted a limit on academic overtime.

St. Paul superintendent apologizes for Ferguson tweet

The St. Paul Public Schools superintendent apologized Tuesday for a Twitter comment on the Ferguson, Mo., shooting that sparked a flurry of reaction, most of it negative.

Stillwater art classes are back -- and draw on math, science, too

Red, yellow, green and blue blocks sat in piles at six tables of a Stonebridge Elementary School art class in Stillwater. Groups of students took turns placing block after block into stacks as the room buzzed with chatter.

Apple Valley middle school's 'Fab Lab' built to engineer better students

Valley Middle School eighth-grader Jarett Huard manipulated water-filled syringes attached to hoses that served as a hydraulic system for a mechanical arm he built out of wood, cardboard, plastic and hot glue.

White Bear Lake High School student dies 11 days after on-campus accident

A White Bear Lake Area High School student has died 11 days after being injured in an accident on campus.

PBS launches math series for kids in 'Odd Squad'

Consider this math problem: PBS leaves the train station headed west under a full head of steam to find a new series to teach math to youngsters. Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman leave a train station at top speed headed east with an idea for a show that features an agency run by kids who use math to deal with oddities in their home town.

Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes DAKOTA COUNTY -- Lisa Snyder, Lakeville schools superintendent, was one of 100 administrators who participated in the first

St. Paul schools make progress in reducing class sizes

St. Paul Public Schools officials say they're close to meeting hiring targets that came out of teacher negotiations earlier this year.

South Washington school board backs $180M expansion plan

South Washington County school board members unanimously backed a long-range facilities plan Thursday that will likely result in a fall 2015 bond referendum and school expansions districtwide.

MnSCU's presidents, trustees back chancellor amid leadership questions

As faculty and some students continue to question his leadership, trustees and school presidents are standing firmly behind Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

East Ridge principal who resigned drops out of grievance

The principal of Woodbury's East Ridge High School who resigned suddenly and is now the subject of a police investigation has forfeited any possible compensation from a grievance he and a colleague filed against the district.

Oakdale nonprofit to buy troubled for-profit college chain

A new subsidiary of the Oakdale nonprofit Education Credit Management Corp. will pay $24 million for 56 campuses the troubled for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain put up for sale in July.

Parrish propels Breck past Delano
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