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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!!

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.

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

HAPPY EARTH DAY!
There are a variety of activities scheduled around Minnesota to celebrate Earth Day. 
Como Zoo and Conservatory
http://www.comozooconservatory.org/events/special-events/
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
www.arboretum.umn.edu/2014EarthDay.aspx
Minnesota Zoo
http://mnzoo.org/
Earth Day Network
www.earthday.org/
Introduction to Earth Day
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/activity/introduction-earth-day/?ar_a=1
Celebrate Earth Day
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/celebrate-earth-20468.html

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:
American Folklife Center - www.loc.gov/folklife
Music Division - www.loc.gov/rr/perform
Poetry and Literature Division - www.loc.gov/poetry
Education Outreach - www.loc.gov/teachers
Copyright Office of the United States - copyright.gov
Digital Reference Section of the Library of Congress - jgraves@loc.gov

News
UPCOMING EVENTS
1/8/2014 2:48 PM

May 8 - L&T Advisory Committee 1:00 - 3:00 pm
May 20
- KIC Meeting
June 1 Summer Workshop Schedule Begins
July 31 - iPad Palozza

South metro school district asked to pull book over 'r-word'

A parent in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan schools wants administrators to pull a book from nine elementary school libraries because it uses a term for people with cognitive disabilities that many say is derogatory.


'Everyone is devastated' by Blaine native's river death

Dan Buehner lived and breathed baseball. He played as a kid in Little League and stayed passionately committed to the sport until he died Monday in a rafting accident on the Sheyenne River in eastern North Dakota, where the 23-year-old Blaine native attended college, according to his family.


Wisconsin committee approves new UW surplus policy

The Legislature's audit committee has unanimously approved the University of Wisconsin System's new policy for reporting surpluses.


Minnesota school leaders join push to ease homelessness

It's hard for students to do homework when they don't have a home.


South Washington County schools lose yet another administrator

The exodus of top officials from the South Washington County school district continues, with another member of the superintendent's team accepting a job in another district.


UMD plans center to train new generation of miners

The University of Minnesota Duluth is creating a new program to turn out more graduates who can work in the mining field.


St. Paul schools pay more for legal insurance - lots more

After a string of lawsuits and settlements with students' families and former employees, costs of legal insurance for St. Paul Public Schools almost tripled this year.


Broadband expansion pushed by Minnesota DFLers

Minnesota needs to make a substantial investment in broadband Internet infrastructure if students and businesses in rural areas are going to compete with the rest of the nation, DFL lawmakers said Tuesday.


Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine.

Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

South Washington schools loses another administrator

The finance director is the latest to leave the South Washington County school district, the fifth school official to resign in less than two months.


South St. Paul schools getting a makeover

South St. Paul school leaders are finding ways to make older buildings new again.


Growing up financially savvy to the world of credit and debt

They asked, "Are you smarter than an 11th-grader?" And the panel from Eden Prairie High School answered: At least as smart.


Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes EAST METRO -- Mounds Park Academy of Maplewood led all Class A schools with three gold medals at the state speech tournament.

Mohs leaving St. Paul schools for St. Thomas Academy

St. Thomas Academy, an all-male Catholic school in Mendota Heights, has tapped alumnus Matthew Mohs as its new headmaster.



Edina mountain biker has racing gear like no other
4/23/2014 6:57:23 AM
Leg surgery to deal with cerebral palsy opened up Edina’s Max Ellingson to mountain biking. He hasn’t stopped pedaling since.






Tuesday's prep sports roundup
4/23/2014 6:46:11 AM



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