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:
American Folklife Center -
Music Division -
Poetry and Literature Division -
Education Outreach -
Copyright Office of the United States -
Digital Reference Section of the Library of Congress -

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June 1 - Summer Workshop Schedule Begins

Hamline U officials, neighbors to meet over home demolitions

Hamline-Midway residents will meet with Hamline University representatives Wednesday to discuss the possible demolition of up to 27 neighborhood homes and buildings.

St. Paul archbishop, heal the damage, St. Thomas theologians urge

More than half the tenured faculty of the University of St. Thomas theology department have sent an open letter to Archbishop John Nienstedt insisting the "pastoral state of the archdiocese is not sustainable" without significant changes.

UMD to launch first-of-its-kind tribal administrative program

DULUTH -- The University of Minnesota Duluth will next year roll out the first online bachelor's degree program in the country focusing on tribal administration and governance.

St. Paul Central student tinkers his way to big tech fair

Abda Nebi held up his LG G2 smartphone and said: "Most people wouldn't take this apart. They're scared they're going to break it.

Skin shocks used at school draw look from US
CANTON, Massachusetts (AP) — Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke.

Cell towers on school buildings? Some parents object despite revenue

A few Twin Cities school districts have found a new way to raise revenue, but it doesn't always get the best reception from parents.

Wisconsin: Walker, Burke have clear contrasts on education

Some of the starkest differences in the platforms of Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke concern education policies such as Wisconsin's nascent statewide school voucher program and the Common Core academic standards.

Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes DAKOTA COUNTY -- Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school leaders are inviting community members to learn about and provide feedback on

UMN president unveils new master plan for Twin Cities campus

The University of Minnesota's new master plan will chart a course to make the Twin Cities campus "preeminent in solving the grand challenges of a diverse and changing world."

UMN leaders want to keep tuition freeze, but seek taxpayer help

University of Minnesota leaders want to maintain a 2012 tuition freeze for another two years, but they want state lawmakers to chip in more taxpayer money to pay for it.

Rosemount school board OKs land purchase for new bus hub

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school leaders are buying land to build a new transportation hub that they hope will eventually save the district money on busing costs.

Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes DAKOTA COUNTY -- The Farmington Area Education Foundation will host a fun run during homecoming to benefit district schools.

After northern Minnesota high school student's suicide, new principal focuses on safety

COLERAINE, Minn. -- Amid the threat of a harassment-and-discrimination lawsuit and the pall cast by a former student's suicide, Greenway High School on Minnesota's Iron Range began a new school year last week.

Colleges revisiting transgender student enrollment
SMITH COLLEGE A women's college in western Massachusetts, Smith recently said it is excluding financial aid documents from the list of materials it uses to affirm an applicant's gender identity.

In St. Paul janitor sex case, school leaders challenge charges

The two school leaders accused of failing to report maltreatment of a minor by St. Paul custodian Walter Johann Happel are challenging the basis of charges against them.

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