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InforMNs hosts MN Learning Loop and Internet2 Resources
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.

Library of Congress
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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Digital Reference Section of the Library of Congress -

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June 1 - Summer Workshop Schedule Begins

St. Paul school custodian Walter Happel had many victims, judge hears

Walter Johann Happel, a former St. Paul school janitor charged with child sexual abuse of a male relative, abused five other relatives, a judge heard Friday.

South Washington County schools leader praised as budget deficit loom

South Washington County school board members continue to give Superintendent Keith Jacobus high marks despite some turbulent times since his arrival in 2012.

Wisconsin school districts buy lots of local produce, not as much dairy

Federal agriculture officials say Wisconsin's school districts are strong participants in buying local fruits and vegetables for their lunchrooms.

Superintendent Valeria Silva touts St. Paul schools' progress

In her fifth State of the District address as superintendent Thursday, Valeria Silva looked back on progress St. Paul Public Schools has made since 2009.

UMN urges off-campus landlords to make properties smoke-free

The University of Minnesota is pushing beyond its Twin Cities campus for smoke-free housing.

UW president fires back at Walker over workload remarks

MADISON, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin System president fired back Thursday against Gov. Scott Walker's suggestion that faculty teach more classes as a way to help absorb a $300 million funding cut, saying the governor doesn't understand professors already face a huge workload.

New UND nickname plan on its way, includes old school colors

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The plan the University of North Dakota could use to pick a new nickname will be in the hands of the university's president by the end of the day Friday, after the school's nickname task force signed off on it.

$20 million Cottage Grove police-training facility hits a bump

Plans for a $20 million multidisciplinary public-safety training facility in Cottage Grove are being re-evaluated after Inver Hills Community College scaled back its involvement.

Some Minnesota officials question free 2-year college plan in Minnesota

Some higher education officials are questioning whether a plan by Minnesota Senate Democrats to make two-year colleges tuition-free would be worth the cost.

MnSCU automating payroll after Metro State paycheck errors

A payroll fiasco that produced errors on most of the paychecks for Metropolitan State University's permanent faculty in the summer is sparking changes throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Walker: UW faculty should be 'teaching more classes ... doing more work'

Faculty and staff in the University of Wisconsin System should be "teaching more classes and doing more work," Gov. Scott Walker said during an interview Wednesday morning with a Milwaukee conservative radio talk show host.

MnSCU official resigns to lead tech association

A top official in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system office is leaving this summer to run Educause, a higher education technology association.

Minneapolis' Southwest High closed by bomb threat, resumes Thursday

Classes will resume Thursday at a Minneapolis high school after the school was closed by a bomb threat.

St. Paul schools struggle to meet lofty goals; Silva poised for new contract

In January 2011, Superintendent Valeria Silva set lofty goals for St. Paul Public Schools.

Gov. Dayton threatens to hold back money over MnSCU and light-rail disputes

When Gov. Mark Dayton tells a state-funded group what to do, it might pay to listen -- literally.

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