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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:
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Education Outreach -
Copyright Office of the United States -
Digital Reference Section of the Library of Congress -

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Homeroom: 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.

Mark Dayton: Half of surplus should go to education, services

Gov. Mark Dayton wants more than half of Minnesota's projected $1 billion budget surplus to be spent on programs for children, families and seniors.

Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree.

Gophers target of federal gender-equity investigation

The University of Minnesota's athletics department is the target of a federal gender-equity investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Education notes: News from schools near you
Education Notes DAKOTA COUNTY -- Melissa Sauser, a Farmington school board member, was given the Director Award from the Minnesota School

UW-Madison quietly closes controversial cat lab

MADISON, Wis. -- A University of Wisconsin-Madison cat research lab that was the focus of protests by animal-rights groups and a Hollywood actor quietly closed more than a month ago, a university spokesman said Friday.

Dayton wants $30M for U med school

Gov. Mark Dayton laid out a funding plan Wednesday designed to elevate the University of Minnesota Medical School's national reputation and bolster its role as a driver of health innovation and job creation.

Walker proposes new teacher licensure plan to wide criticism

MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker wants to create a new pathway for people with "real-life experience" to get licensed to teach in Wisconsin, but his proposal raised concerns Thursday among those in the education community because it requires no training in how to be an effective teacher.

Intruder report at Spring Valley school in Wisconsin a 'false alarm'

Police say a report of an intruder at Spring Valley Elementary School on Wednesday was a "false alarm."

Bob Dylan to AARP: I'd be a teacher if I could start over

Bob Dylan says if he weren't a musician, he would be a teacher.

Spring Valley school responds after unauthorized visitor approaches student in hall

Spring Valley elementary school in St. Croix County, Wis., enacted crisis response procedures Wednesday after a man entered the school without authorization and approached a young student.

Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes DAKOTA COUNTY -- Ten high school students and a teacher from the Caribbean island Martinique spent 13 days living with and

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