Hey, all you loyal RE@LBlog Readers out there: Thank you! Thank you for your many email comments on Ellie’s StudentCorner™ blog. Click on the graphic to the right to read Ellie’s previous blog story if you missed it. Note: Ellie isn’t yet an astronaut, but that’s her dream and Photoshop helped us show it. She’s still
Minnesota has a long history of creating new “high technologies” that have well-served the world, far beyond our state boundaries. MECC’s Oregon Trail is among them. Just ask those students who played it and learned from it. The short list seen below may not seem high-tech to our readers, but it was at the time.
Here’s a story about a youngster who always wanted to fly. When he learned how to draw pictures, they weren’t of the sky with birds flying around…. No, his artwork was, instead, drawings of airplanes, and with him at the controls….up far above the birds and even higher than the clouds! Such is the stuff that
RE@L is always on the lookout for the stories of leaders who help make STEM-based learning happen for students and teachers in K12 EdTech, wherever they are. They tend to be young leaders, full of energy and insight. But not always. Right here in our own Minnesota backyard, we have a leader who’s been at the
Imagine a new way to learn, with a new space for learning in our schools. Inside, find team-rooms instead of classrooms. Outside, you will find real-world problems like safe drinking water. There’s a poem many of us studied in school called “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” with a famous line: “Water,
As the old saying goes, “Read it and weep!” The”Impossible Achievement Gap” lives on and on and on. Why? It’s impossible! See the RE@L story by clicking on the graphic below. Each year thousands of new school leaders, take the reins of a K12 school district or a school, while promising to erase the indelible
Years ago, in my K12 teaching days, our school district had a computer supervisor who, when asked if computers would ever replace teachers, responded with the comment in the headline you just read above. It’s still true. Computers and all related K12 ed-tech devices are still teaching tools. Teachers still teach. But to teach in today’s high-tech world they need
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READ ON FOR SOME IDEAS ON HOW TO RESTORE PEACE AND SAFETY TO OUR SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS. NOTE: THIS BLOG WAS FIRST PUBLISHED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. GIVEN ITS IMPORTANCE, WE ARE PUBLISHING IT AGAIN. ======= Hashmarks (#) are all over the place these days. We have seen #MeToo which has helped stem abuse
We last left our RE@LBlog readers almost half way from the dairy farm to the milk in the glass on our tables. Here’s a photo of Al the Milkman waving goodbye as he heads his big truck to the nearest dairy producer and bottler. To read Part 1, click here. Many of us don’t