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The St. Paul Pioneer Press News-Business Section Features MECC’s Recent Memorabilia Donations To The Strong Museum Of Play In Rochester, New York

by | Jun 27, 2016 | RE@L StudentCorner

 

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Pioneer PressSpecial thanks from RE@L to our local newspaper, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, for their recent news article on the donation of MECC memorabilia to The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY.

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The Strong Museum recently honored the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) by inducting their flagship software product, Oregon Trail™, into their video-gaming Hall of Fame.

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Several former MECC employees were instrumental in donating various MECC software products, posters, and promotional materials, all of which captured MECC’s leadership among K12 software publishers during the last two-plus decades of the 20th century.

 

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We are grateful to Pioneer Press technology reporter, Julio Ojeda-Zapata for his fine article, “Oregon Trail Makers Donate Historical Game Memorabilia.” You can read his report by clicking on the link to the left. 

The article also includes a brief review of key MECC products, along with several of the fascinating MECC posters from that era.

 

RE@L is continuing and improving the exemplary K12 software MECC brought to classrooms, kids and teachers around the world.

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/// 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