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Last year, MECC’s Oregon Trail™ world-famous simulation game was selected by the The STRONG Museum of Play to be enshrined in its heralded Hall of Fame. Today, we have another exciting Press Release from them! Read on! You may recall our earlier RE@L Blog on that great Hall of Fame honor. Click here. Yes it was an honor!
Almost 40 years ago this young girl posed for a LEGO ad showing what she could do with her newly-designed home and carport…or is it a heliocopter-port? Maybe both. We at RE@L like to think she not only knew how to build new designs, but she also liked to play with her MECC science- and
The operative question to many us still is: “How can I teach in the midst of unexpected chaos or disengagement? How can I keep my passion to help all kids learn when so many are passionate about their non-learning?” That’s the same question that we at RE@L wrestle with as we create software products and
Editors Note: Given the growing interest in STEM and Project-Based Learning, RE@L is reprinting a relevant blog from our Guest Blogger, Bob Pearlman, first published in January 2016. The four options he lists for training STEM staff are still valid today. That is the very path that RE@L has chosen for the development of our STEM
Recently, reporter Greta Kaul wrote a fine story on MINNPOST.com The title was: “Almost 50 years ago, Oregon Trail revolutionized educational software. Can the game’s creators do it again?” It’s a great question. You can read her story and answers by clicking here. The title of Ms. Kaul’s report does ask a key, thought-provoking question: “Can the games creators do
“In the fall of 2014 I was invited to visit Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) in Pittsburgh, which provides a formal preparation program for future technology-based game designers. The structure of the ETC program, the faculty, and the student work that I observed were impressive. Recently, I was fortunate enough to reconnect with
RE@L Blogs: The RE@L View! RE@L brings you a series of blogs and interviews on STEM Careers. Why? Well, there are milions of K12 school kids out there who need to know if a STEM career is right for them. Girls and boys. If a STEM job piques your interest, now’s
Back by popular demand: Know Your STEM Careers! GET RE@L: The RE@L View! RE@L brings you a series of blogs and interviews on STEM Careers. Why? Well, there are milions of K12 school kids out there who need to know if a STEM career is right for them. Girls and boys. If a STEM
RE@L’s VP for RE@L Product Development, Don Rawitsch, recently wrote a Guest Blog for us on his attendance and presentation at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco last month. Click here for Don’s previous blog on this topic. One of his conclusions was that, with hundreds of booths showing the latest in gaming to 25,000 attendees,