Internet2 for Minnesota K-12 Schools
TIES has been working in partnership
with Northern Lights, an advanced regional network
through the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota K-12 Regional Telecommunications Directors for the last 10 years to bring the experience of
Internet2 collaboration to Minnesota’s K-12 schools. Many others have participated in special projects and pilots, some featured on our projects page.
Check the links on the right to help you get started with Internet2 or
find classroom projects that take advantage of the network.
For more information on videoconferencing click here.
Telecommunication Regions Names of Telecommunications Region and the contact person are listed below. Check websites for distance learning classes and opportunities.
EAST CENTRAL - Marc Johnson, Director - East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative NW/LINKS - Bob Wheeler, Director - Region I Telecommunications System NORTHEAST - Lyle Macvey, Director - Northeast Service Cooperative SOCRATES - Dale Carrison, Director - South Central Regional Area Telecommunications System SOUTHWEST - Josh Sumption, Director - Southwest & West Central Service Cooperatives TIES - Dennis Fazio, Director - Metro Area WEST CENTRAL - Pete Royer, Director - Little Crow Telemedia Network WETC/SEMNET - Aaron Bergstralh, Director - Southeast Minnesota Network Central Minnesota Distance Learning Network Maps Regional Telecom NING website - http://mitnmn.ning.com/ Classroom Links iLab Central - Stem Lab - virtual science labs using remote equipment Radiation Lab Experiment from Australia. Neutron Beam Lab at MIT. free for k-12 students at this time http://www.ilabcentral.org/
Holocaust Museum - History project Children of the Lodz Ghetto - a Memorial Research Project What happen to the kids in the camps? Using database of names of people in the Ghetto to answer the question. Teach people to do research using the database and come up with accurate data. In Beta at this time. http://online.ushmm.org/lodzchildren/
Neptune Canada Interconnected earth-ocean systems, cabled ocean observations - network off Vancouver Island (underwater cables). A variety of sensors - earthquake and tsunami, environmental, cameras, hydrophones , robots. Accessible for schools at http://www.neptunecanada.ca/
iCivics Democracy Builder http://www.icivics.org/ iCivics (formerly Our Courts) is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support. http://www.icivics.org/