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.

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
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June 1 - Summer Workshop Schedule Begins

Students isolated as expulsion alternative
DENVER (AP) — A school district in southern Colorado is keeping students isolated in 4-foot by 6-foot rooms for days or weeks during school hours as an alternative to expulsion.

Coca-Cola exec to speak at UW ceremony

A Coca-Cola executive who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison almost 30 years ago will return to his alma mater to deliver the speech at this winter's graduation ceremony.


Pine Island breaks ground on $33 million elementary school

Pine Island has broken ground on a $33 million elementary school that voters approved earlier this year.


Minnesota schools trying to retain young teachers

Several Minnesota school districts are working to address a low retention rate for young teachers by improving the support they receive.


Columbia Heights schools ask voters to approve tax request, operating levy

Columbia Heights school district voters are being asked to approve a tax request for maintenance and technology as well as to renew an operating levy.


UMN researchers back drone use for agriculture surveys

University of Minnesota researchers are using drones to survey the agricultural landscape in more than a dozen counties.


Cretin-Derham, other schools reopen after gun-report lockdown

Cretin-Derham Hall and some neighboring schools went into lockdown Thursday morning after a student reported seeing someone with a gun.


For-profit programs face 'gainful employment' rule
WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government.

Report on Wisconsin girls finds some progress amid chronic concerns

Stress, suicide attempts and social media use.


MnSCU chancellor gets St. Cloud State faculty no-confidence vote

The faculty senate at St. Cloud State University has passed a vote of no-confidence in Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.


St. Anthony-New Brighton school leaders ask voters to support tiered levy

St. Anthony-New Brighton school leaders are asking voters to back a tiered approach to the district's operating levy and provide new money for classroom tools and technology.


UMN ranked U.S. News' 29th best university

The University of Minnesota is the 29th best university in the world, according to U.S. News & World Report.


2 Wisconsin employees file discrimination complaints against school

Two University of Wisconsin-La Crosse employees have filed complaints against the school alleging discrimination and retaliation.


Wisconsin regents OK new UW Colleges and Extension head

The University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension have a new chancellor.


UMN regent David Larson, retired Cargill executive, dies

University of Minnesota Regent David M. Larson, a retired Cargill executive from Wayzata, died Saturday after a brief illness, the university said Monday. A regent since 2005, Larson was 70.













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