From MECC's "Oregon Trail" to RE@L's "Know Smoking" - New Vistas of Love for Learning




An interview “blast from our RE@L past” and one worth your watching on our RE@LBlog!

UnknownRecently, WCCO-TV reporter, John Lauritsen, along with MECC Founder, DaleDale LaFrenz, tells viewers the story of Oregon Trail™ and how it “immersed” K12 learners back in those bygone days. Click on the white arrow above.

The_Oregon_Trail_coverStudents who played Oregon Trail™ on their computers learned how to survive and make it all the way to their Oregon goal. They loved playing the game, and many still play it:

The good news is that RE@L will release a new learning product this year that puts students in charge of a far better understanding of what “Know Smoking” means. Vaping too.

WaterQualityMore RE@L STEM-based learning products coming soon to schools near you!


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.