Missing Links to Learning More: RE@L's Many New Products Fill the Gaps!

RE@L Logo 60px Time in school is a fixed quantity. Some yell for more, others scream too much already!

Kids are spending their precious classroom time on whatever the “curriculum du jour” happens to be, and teachers perform admirably trying to deliver it. Sadly, there’s not enough time and resources to deliver it.

That said, far too many kids are being shortchanged, especially on learning that matters. There is a need for a more “RE@L-istic” solution. One that is not simply  more testing and retesting, all the while taking away valuable learning time with more essential skills.

Our schools, who incidentally if you haven’t noticed, are now buying iPads at an unbelievable rate. iPads are showing up everywhere, in schools and homes. Folks, this is in and of itself no solution and just makes matters worse.iPad1

What’s missing is what to do with these iPads so kids can learn more, and more effectively, and teachers can teach more effectively.Classroom

That’s why RE@L provides effective, tested, supplementary teaching/learning materials for teachers and parents to use with their kids. RE@L apps and software cut across subject lines and cover what we now often call The Missing Link of Practical Life Skills.

Regrettably, too many of these essential skills are now being considered non-essential, thanks to the senseless and inordinate focus on bubble sheet testing.

These Practical Life Skills are critically important; they are essential to living wisely. Many have been crowded out of the K12 curriculum all together.

RE@L has an answer to fill that learning gap of missing learning skills. We are delivering a new set of mobile apps that address, present and teach these practical life skills to kids on their own time. More will be coming soon. Just in time to polish them up before school starts.

What are some of the important skills kids are missing today? What is on the minds of these new learners, as they make way through the crowded K12 curriculum?

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• Learning to make and choose meals/snacks that are healthy.

• Knowing basic budgeting skills to use their money wisely.

• Becoming smart consumers, ones who spend their money wisely.

• Knowing social etiquette: working in a group, building relationships.

• Understanding how to care for young children.

RE@L’s Practical Life Skills product line is designed to provide apps that cover the whole range of Child Care & Teen Wellness & Study Skills, including Teens  and Babysitting. RE@L Babysitting_GetOrganized icon_RGBGet your copy on our homepage today.

RE@L apps are so much fun that kids will want to use them on their own time. We’ve seen it happen. RE@L uses unique and effective app content that involve the kids and motivate them to learn more. Raceway Math is a great way for young kids to work on their number skills and make up the lost learning from back when schools closed in June.

additionFor $1.99, now you can purchase a copy of Raceway Math from our Apple Store link. With some practice, kids can surprise their teachers this fall with the fact that “Summer Slide” didn’t leave them behind again.

 Take Tyler, age 7 and note his proud smile. TylerRacewayMath4x6We think RE@L products, including Babysitting, Inc and Raceway Math, are RE@L game changers. It’s our mission to continually improve our products and use the input of those kids who actually use them. Kids like Tyler. He got so many answers right last time his Raceway speed is now over 100 mph. Whoosh!

    RE@L is there to help students, parents and teachers make it happen.

     From RE@L To RE@L Learners!

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Tom King & Dale LaFrenz

Dr. Tom King has served for over 40 years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saint Thomas in the School of Education. The Saturn School of Tomorrow, formerly a St. Paul Public School, and his visionary response to educational reform, was a lighthouse on the frontier of school change. Tom was an experienced high school teacher of mathematics, a school administrator, and Director of Technology for the St. Paul MN Public Schools. He is also a member of the RE@L Team. Dr. Dale LaFrenz is Chairman of RE@L and one of the founders of MECC Software who brought “Oregon Trail” to millions of K12 kids everywhere. He has written extensively on the history and evolution of Ed Tech. His work in forging new paths for MECC’S “edutainment" software was instrumental in connecting school-markets, kids, teachers and consumer-markets/kids/parents, and now serves as the new launching pad for RE@L apps and software.

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