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

Minnesota's new ACT requirement has some educators worried

Every Minnesota high school junior will take the ACT in April at the state's expense, thanks to legislation passed in 2013 that still has some educators scratching their heads.

Minnesota student loan data breach not criminal, review shows

State computer experts found no evidence of criminal activity when private student data was exposed on the website of a student loan program, according to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

Osceola kids battle bullying and build confidence a kick at a time

Wearing new martial arts uniforms, eight youngsters stood at the end of an Osceola, Wis., gymnasium on a recent afternoon, waiting for word from their instructor.

University of Minnesota forges way as plastics research leader

From electronics to tableware, plastic is everywhere and varies by shape and size.

Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes EAST METRO -- Five east-metro students are among more than 1,600 black high school seniors who have been designated

Charter schools need new overseers after Concordia bails

The overseer of a troubled St. Paul charter school is getting out of the business.

Medical College of Wisconsin exploring feasibility of opening school of pharmacy

The Medical College of Wisconsin is exploring the possibility of opening a pharmacy school.

At UW-Eau Claire, chemist mixes science, spirituality

Science and Christianity are often viewed as incompatible, but they mix well for a renowned chemist who visited UW-Eau Claire Thursday.

UMN therapy animals help calm stressed-out students

Midnight the dog, Molly May the cat, Honey the bunny and Woodstock the chicken will now be making regular appearances at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus.

Big freshman class at UW-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison admissions officials say this fall's freshman class is a big one -- and there are lots of native cheeseheads.

At Farmington's new Gateway Academy, learning is doing

A visit to Farmington's re-imagined elementary school, Gateway Academy, is an interesting mix of a step back in time and a leap into the future.

West St. Paul gains a partner in plan to rehab city's ice arena

West St. Paul's ice arena may have life after all.

Stillwater mountain bike team rides cycling wave

Fixing flat tires and adjusting derailleurs are common interruptions at practices of a new team at Stillwater Area High School.

To fight achievement gap, Brooklyn Center focuses on students' health

In an effort to cut the minority achievement gap, the Brooklyn Center school district is offering free health care services to its students and other children.

Group tries to change parent perception of Humboldt

West Siders are proud of their part of St. Paul, which boasts Harriet Island Regional Park, authentic Mexican food along Cesar Chavez Boulevard, and plans for a "riverfront urban village."

Gender identity plan roils state sports league
9/30/2014 12:15:03 AM
High school sports league is under attack for trying to establish guidelines for transgender athletes.

Preps: the week ahead
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