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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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June 1 - Summer Workshop Schedule Begins

Waseca: Judge tosses most serious charges in foiled school plot

WASECA, Minn. -- A judge on Monday dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota school.

UMN neutrino detector reaches milestone

The University of Minnesota is celebrating a milestone in creating an experimental particle detector that it says could eventually yield important information about the beginning of the universe.

Education notes: News from schools near you
Education notes ANOKA COUNTY -- Two students from the Centennial district were recognized for outstanding results on the Explore exam of the

UMD gets Antarctica research grant worth nearly $9 million

The University of Minnesota Duluth has received a nearly $9 million federal grant to conduct research in Antarctica.

From one Hmong family, four of Johnson High's top students

Fellow parents have turned to Kou Moua for help navigating St. Paul's Johnson High School. Teachers have asked the mother of seven for her magic parenting formula.

St. Paul district names 37 schools to get iPads this year

The St. Paul district has announced the list of schools that will receive iPads for all their students in the coming school year.

Wisconsin execs lead effort to start new medical school

Two former University of Wisconsin Foundation executives have teamed up to create an alternative medical school in Jefferson.

Minnesota: Asbestos involved in cleanup of burned St. Cloud school

Minnesota's health department and pollution control agency are getting involved in the demolition and cleanup of a historic school in St. Cloud that was destroyed by fire.

Student from St. Paul's East Side accepted into West Point

Christian Banks has always played by the rules.

St. Thomas' part-time professors vote to reject unionization

Part-time professors at the University of St. Thomas overwhelmingly rejected efforts to unionize the school's nontenured faculty.

Globe University, sister school accused of misleading students over career prospects

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson on Tuesday sued Woodbury-based Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business, alleging the for-profit sister schools misled criminal justice program students about their career prospects.

Minnesota's KIDS COUNT rank brings good and bad news

KIDS COUNT, an annual report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranked Minnesota among the states that best care for their youngest residents.

UND plans fall meeting to discuss nickname and logo change process

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- This fall, University of North Dakota officials will begin meeting with stakeholders to develop the process of picking a new nickname and logo.

Eagan's Everest Institute to close after federal deal

A chain of for-profit colleges has been ordered to stop enrolling Minnesota students in the wake of a federal investigation expected to result in the sale or closure of its schools.

Ending Wisconsin Common Core standards easier said than done

Republican Gov. Scott Walker's call to scrap Common Core academic standards for Wisconsin schools is meeting resistance from GOP Senate leaders, with one key lawmaker calling it "monkey business."

Hauswirth's next stop: Washington
7/26/2014 5:24:25 PM
Soccer standout Luke Hauswirth will play for one of the top programs in the country.

East-metro prep athletes, pros refine skills at Woodbury training center
7/19/2014 5:41:53 PM
Prep athletes and some pros as well are refining their skills at a Woodbury training center.

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