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REPOST: RE@L Celebrated 500,000 Visitors in May 2018! Thanks to Our Readers + Dan & 6 Smart Crows! – We Are On Our Way to 600,000 – Thanks To Our Many Visitors!

by | Dec 19, 2019 | RE@L StudentCorner | 0 comments


RE@L-logo_Corp_TM_New-Tag_8-15-17_CMYK-300x127You Celebrated With Us At RE@LBlog Last Year!

A Half-Million visitors weren’t wrong. Nor are the nearly 100,000 more since!

cake-vectorRE@LBlog has now reached a half-mega-milestone of 500,000 visitors to our RE@L Homepage™ and RE@LBlogsite™. It’s a cause for celebration!

Yes, RE@LBlog readers, in our years of blogging we now have a half million visitors to our RE@LBlog Site!

We are proud to have so many visitors! More importantly, we trust we have brought some new topics, insights and resources that have been helpful to many K12 educators, wherever you are.

We at RE@L believe that many of our visitors are teachers of science, mathematics, and related topics that deal with engineering and technology. STEM is what some folks call it.

Regardless, we believe these many blogs have been helpful to a  large audience of educators, those of you who are daily changing our world for the better, one STEM-based topic at a time. 

STEM-circles1-437x1024RE@L bases its blog focus on Systemic-Change™, helping assure what works well in classroom A will be equally effective in classroom B. See our RE@L graphic to the left.

IF we truly want more learning to happen for more learners, we need to create Systemic-Change: one student, one class, one school, one district, one charter school at a time….systemically!

We need to make change work for each of us, not all of us at once. If we focus on one learner and one classroom at a time, we at RE@L know it will ultimately improve more learning for more learners.

TomDalePort6Tom and Dale (see our photo at the right) are proud to have been your RE@L Co-Blogmeisters!

So, read and bookmark our relevant, weekly RE@L Blog for the many resources and ideas we believe you will find helpful. So will your students.

RE@LBlog recognizes many fine guest bloggers over these years who have shared their ideas and resources. A partial listing follows. Click on their links below to read their timeless blogs:

Guest Anne Jolley, Guest Dan King, Student Sam Hira, Teacher Todd LaFrenz, Teacher Jackie LaFrenz, Student Peyton LaFrenz, Guest Al Schmidt, Teacher Tami Brass…just to name a few. 

You’ll find many more fine RE@LBlogs if you click on our many RE@L: Blogs Links.

imageMany of these sample links are from our “RE@L Teachers And Students-Corner™”, a virtual “hang-out” online, where you can instantly connect with and learn from others and share with the world at large.

You will see a revolutionary resource soon when our STEM Water Quality product is released this coming spring. Click the graphic at the right.

So, what’s the story behind our RE@LBlog story? As Paul Harvey, a radio announcer for many years would say, “Page Two!”

Here’s the story behind our RE@LBlog success courtesy of Guest Blogger, Dan King.

As an inquisitive youngster of 5 years, Dan was interested in all things that flew….even the birds….and especially, the crows. Tom and Dale were then Co-Editors of the Association for Educational Data Systems publication, also known as “The AEDS Monitor”.

“The Monitor” was a Dan-Metroliner-Painitng-2016-300x225quarterly publication on state-of-the-art educational computing, both administrative and instructional. All technologies were once new.

Look at the two photos. Dan kept busy at that young age. He loved drawing pictures of airplanes. (see his early talent at the left).  He also loved looking out the window of our family station wagon on long trips. 

Car Trip 1967 Pontiac Wagon

Dan told us how many white vans were on the roads, how many semi-trucks would blow their air horns, and, get the drift! That’s Dan on the far right in Tom’s “family-truckster” photo.

On a trip home I saw on the side of the road a “convocation of crows.”

To engage the kids, I said, “I wonder what those crows are doing there?” Immediately, Dan shouted out, “Why, they are reading the latest issue of the “AEDS Monitor, of course! “I broke up and laughed so hard, I had to pull the car over.

Now, when he sees them, Dan says “They’re talking about the latest issue of our RE@LBlog.” When asked “Why?” Dan says, “Being smart birds, they really liked my guest blog on aviation!” Click his name above to read it. 

Crow Choir 500KDan recently spied them again, talking it up. Speaking “crow,” he translated the Head Crow’s caws saying:

“Half a million humans can’t be wrong”, says the head crow to the others. “Lets put a “caw” in to more teachers and sell them on those RE@L STEM blogs…”Heck, all six of us have been following their blogs and stories for years! So let’s spread the good word! Why, six wise crows can’t be wrong!” Well, right they are! Thanks, Dan!


Our new goal at RE@LBLog is to reel in another half-million more enlightened human readers to our RE@L Blogs.

Keep your visits coming…..Keep on trying new and promising tips and ideas….Keep spreading the word on your Facebook site and other social media links. Keep it all up!

More online resources for K12 teachers are really needed, especially those that help teachers teach science, mathematics and STEM, and help kids learn it. There are more to come!

PrintSo, please “Retweet your Tweets.” Like us on Facebook. Show us on Instagram….it all helps! Pass on our RE@L Blogsite to your friends and colleagues….just click the link to the left for the list! 1,000,000 visitors is our next goal!

We are now looking at the goal of 600,000 visitors and very soon. How do we know that? Wait till you see our new 1Up on Vaping LearningProduct™ coming next month, January 2020!



Randy Nelson & Dale LaFrenz


/// Dr. Dale LaFrenz is Chairman of RE@L, Inc and one of the founders of MECC, Inc - the Minnesota company that brought “Oregon Trail” and more than a hundred products to millions of K12 students across the world. HIs RE@L Inc continues to serve K12 as a LearningProduct "launching pad" for schools, online learning and the rapidly growing STEM market. /// Randy Nelson recently joined RE@L as a BlogMeister and Director of Education for RE@L's new STEM-based LearningProducts. Randy has long been an advocate for more positive, effective changes in K-12 teaching and learning, from his teaching days to his former career as a Superintendent who positively reformed the school district of LaCrosse Wisconsin.w