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!!

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.

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

HAPPY EARTH DAY!
There are a variety of activities scheduled around Minnesota to celebrate Earth Day. 
Como Zoo and Conservatory
http://www.comozooconservatory.org/events/special-events/
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
www.arboretum.umn.edu/2014EarthDay.aspx
Minnesota Zoo
http://mnzoo.org/
Earth Day Network
www.earthday.org/
Introduction to Earth Day
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/activity/introduction-earth-day/?ar_a=1
Celebrate Earth Day
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/celebrate-earth-20468.html

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 - www.loc.gov/folklife
Music Division - www.loc.gov/rr/perform
Poetry and Literature Division - www.loc.gov/poetry
Education Outreach - www.loc.gov/teachers
Copyright Office of the United States - copyright.gov
Digital Reference Section of the Library of Congress - jgraves@loc.gov

News
UPCOMING EVENTS
1/8/2014 2:48 PM

May 8 - L&T Advisory Committee 1:00 - 3:00 pm
May 20
- KIC Meeting
June 1 Summer Workshop Schedule Begins
July 31 - iPad Palozza

UMD plans center to train new generation of miners

The University of Minnesota-Duluth is creating a new program to turn out more graduates who can work in the mining field.


St. Paul schools pay more for legal insurance - lots more

After a string of lawsuits and settlements with students' families and former employees, costs of legal insurance for St. Paul Public Schools almost tripled this year.


Broadband expansion pushed by Minnesota DFLers

Minnesota needs to make a substantial investment in broadband Internet infrastructure if students and businesses in rural areas are going to compete with the rest of the nation, DFL lawmakers said Tuesday.


Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine.

Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

South Washington schools loses another administrator

The finance director is the latest to leave the South Washington County school district, the fifth school official to resign in less than two months.


South St. Paul schools getting a makeover

South St. Paul school leaders are finding ways to make older buildings new again.


Growing up financially savvy to the world of credit and debt

They asked, "Are you smarter than an 11th-grader?" And the panel from Eden Prairie High School answered: At least as smart.


Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes EAST METRO -- Mounds Park Academy of Maplewood led all Class A schools with three gold medals at the state speech tournament.

Mohs leaving St. Paul schools for St. Thomas Academy

St. Thomas Academy, an all-male Catholic school in Mendota Heights, has tapped alumnus Matthew Mohs as its new headmaster.


South Washington County schools assistant paid $5K upon leaving

South Washington County school leaders investigated a complaint against the superintendent's executive assistant -- and took no disciplinary action -- before she resigned.


South Washington County school leadership departures raise questions

Three school leaders and a top staff member have resigned from the South Washington County School District in the past six weeks with little explanation.


St. Paul school official lashes out, says district nonresponsive

A St. Paul school board member is urging the district to engage with its critics.


Macalester names expanded art building after Joan Mondale

While her husband served as vice president of the United States, Joan Mondale earned the nickname "Joan of Art" for her patronage of the fine arts around the world.


6 up for Inver Grove Heights superintendent job

Six administrators from the Twin Cities metro area and Greater Minnesota have been picked to interview for the superintendent post in Inver Grove Heights.



Edina mountain biker has racing gear like no other
4/23/2014 6:57:23 AM
Leg surgery to deal with cerebral palsy opened up Edina’s Max Ellingson to mountain biking. He hasn’t stopped pedaling since.


Tuesday's prep sports roundup
4/23/2014 6:46:11 AM








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