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

Gov. Mark Dayton names six to MnSCU board of trustees

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday appointed six people to fill spots on the 15-member board of trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Minnesota ACT college entrance exam scores best, again

High school students' ACT scores are flat this year, but Minnesota continues to lead the nation for states in which the majority of students take the college readiness exam.

UW wants $95 million increase in next state budget

University of Wisconsin System officials want Gov. Scott Walker to give them an additional $95 million in tax dollars in the next state budget to fund a new plan to create jobs, boost graduation numbers and deal with a tuition freeze.

Former Coon Rapids swim standout brings swimming lessons to 2,000 Nepali children

FARGO -- Since the age of 7, Jonathon McCarthy has been a swimmer. At the age of 15, he opened a private swim school. Now, at 22, he has founded a program that recently provided drowning-prevention lessons to 2,000 Nepali children -- and he doesn't plan to stop there.

Vote 2014: Crowded school board races in Stillwater, Burnsville, Lakeville

East-metro school districts with board of education seats up for election in the fall range from competitive races to one not having enough candidates to fill the open seats.

St. Paul, Minneapolis schools lay out achievement-gap strategy

A coalition of Twin Cities civic, business and education leaders has a plan for closing the achievement gap between white and minority students in St. Paul and Minneapolis, and it starts with three parts:

Twins Cities host families needed for exchange students

Youth for Understanding, a nonprofit international student exchange program, is seeking families to host high school students during the coming school year.

Learning Jet to fill role as classroom at St. Paul airport

A sleepy corner of the St. Paul Downtown Airport is about to get new life and -- advocates hope -- inspire the next generation to dream of the skies.

State requiring whooping cough, meningitis shots for seventh-graders

Seventh-graders may need a new round of shots before heading back to school next month.

Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer.

Ex-Gophers lineman Caleb Bak tackles hacking

Long before Caleb Bak tried his hand at protecting Gophers quarterbacks from opposing defenses, he was a self-proclaimed nerd.

St. Thomas Academy student collapses after football practice, in stable condition

A St. Thomas Academy student-athlete is in stable condition Saturday after collapsing Friday night following football practice at the Mendota Heights school.

UMN says faculty research fuels 15 startups

The University of Minnesota says it launched a record 15 startup companies based on discoveries and inventions by its researchers during the past year.

MnSCU deal offers 7 percent faculty salary increase over 2 years

The tentative contract agreement between the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and its university faculty union contains an overall salary increase of 7 percent over two years, according to documents from the union that negotiated the contract with MnSCU. And a new provision grants six weeks of paid parental leave on the birth or adoption of a child.

New Hudson school site named, voters may decide $105 million project in fall

The Hudson School Board voted Tuesday to move ahead with a $105 million plan to address the district's space needs -- including approving an agreement to purchase land where a new high school would be constructed.

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