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

Scott Walker says UW faculty should 'teach more classes, do more work'

Faculty and staff in the University of Wisconsin System should be "teaching more classes and doing more work," Gov. Scott Walker said during an interview Wednesday morning with a Milwaukee conservative radio talk show host.

Some Minnesota officials question free 2-year college plan in Minnesota

Some higher education officials are questioning whether a plan by Minnesota Senate Democrats to make two-year colleges tuition-free would be worth the cost.

MnSCU automating payroll after Metro State paycheck errors

A payroll fiasco that produced errors on most of the paychecks for Metropolitan State University's permanent faculty last summer is sparking changes throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Minneapolis' Southwest High School closed by credible threat

A high school in Minneapolis will be closed Wednesday after officials say they received a credible threat.

St. Paul schools struggle to meet lofty goals; Silva poised for new contract

In January 2011, Superintendent Valeria Silva set lofty goals for St. Paul Public Schools.

Gov. Dayton threatens to hold back money over MnSCU and light-rail disputes

When Gov. Mark Dayton tells a state-funded group what to do, it might pay to listen -- literally.

St. Paul schools quit East Metro Integration District

St. Paul Public Schools is leaving a regional cooperative built during the 1990s to facilitate racial integration.

UW System critic blasts Walker's plan

Gov. Scott Walker's plan to give the University of Wisconsin System more freedom would allow it to impose unchecked tuition increases and potentially price students out of college, one of the system's toughest critics and student leaders said Tuesday.

Wisconsin Republican says he doesn't support school sanctions

A Republican state senator says he does not believe the state can force failing public schools to be converted into independent charter schools.

Bill would update student physical education standards

A Minnesota state senator wants to hold more schools accountable for their students' physical education.

UMN to host post-Charlie Hebdo discussion

The state of satire in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings will be the subject of a panel discussion this week at the University of Minnesota.

With new technology, every move counts in phy-ed class

Arms pumping and chest heaving, Charlie Corbett tears around the perimeter of the gym at Oak Park Elementary School in Stillwater.

Should Minnesota change how schools' upkeep is funded?

Voters in the Forest Lake school district have said no twice in the past five years to paying more taxes for capital projects. In November, they'll be asked for a third time.

Mahtomedi shaken by teacher's shooting; suspect in custody

David Frigaard, a popular bartender and high school art teacher, was shot and killed early Saturday morning, leaving the tight-knit Mahtomedi community shaken by loss. Police have a suspect in custody.

Bill puts Minnesota teacher evaluations to the test, again

Minnesota could join the dozen states that use teachers' job performance, not how long they've taught, as the primary factor when school districts cut staff.

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