Monday, October 17, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Let’s Ask Instead: What DOESN’T Work? — Why? It Can Lead Us To What!
(Note: this is a reprint of a recent blog I authored with my co-Editor, Dale Lafrenz, for Real Experiences at Life. It's on a topic that many of your readers may find interesting and helpful).
On the “What Doesn’t Work Well Enough” viewpoint, here’s what passes today for so-called well-planned projects, initiatives, research, feedback and policy-making:
Here’s a list of several of the top private funding foundations;
click on their graphics below for more information:
So, what does work?
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Repost of a Reposte! Happy New School Year to all those teachers and educators who want more kids to learn more!
No, we can't assure that all kids will learn all things. There are too many blocking factors that prevent this from happening: lack of readiness, poor basic skills, absence of motivation, parental support for their child's learning.....we could all write a book!
Nonetheless, here's a reposting of another blog I work on from time to time, the Real Experiences At Life (RE@L) Blog. I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments.
Once again, Happy New School Year!
Reprinted from The RE@L Blog (August 31, 2016) with permission:
We have another opportunity to make more learning happen for more kids!!!
Monday, July 11, 2016
Folks….here’s our latest RE@L Blog. It ties together much of the recent activity surrounding the induction of Oregon Trail into the Strong Museum Hall of Fame, and the ensuing publicity, release and articles from it.
It specifically addresses how RE@L has adopted the MECC model of making software more effective for and accessible to students and teachers….and using today’s tools to make it even more so.
Here’s the link: http://realexperiencesatlife.com/minnesota-edtech-makes-the-news-lessons-learned-from-meccs-success-make-rel-even-better/
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As always we’d appreciate your comments and suggestions. You can use the link at the bottom of the webpage, near the RE@L Blue Globe, to send us a message.
Dale LaFrenz and Tom King
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Here At Last: Super-Blog! Able to leap tall blogs in a single bound, faster read than a speeding bullet....More De-Fog with Super-Blog!
After 3 years of bloggin on two different, but topic-related websites, it has finally occured to me, "Why not repost what I write on one of them, also and occasionally on the other?"
Why not, indeed! I'm not getting faster with my typing, and often find lately that trying to hold two large thoughts in mind is a lot harder than it used to be.
Since I started my De-Fog Blog several years ago, I now have over 20,000 views of this blogsite. Why not spread a Better, Broader Blog Defogger?
So, every now and then, I'll repost a blog from our Real Experiences at Learning website, where I currently serve as Blog-Meister with my long friend and Co-Editor, Dale LaFrenz, he of great MECC software fame.
Think "Oregon Trail" learning simulation game....for example.
So here's a recent RE@L blog link below. The topic for this one is, believe it or not, on the recent induction of MECC's "Oregon Trail" into The Strong Museum Video Game Hall of Fame in May, 2016.
Click this link: RE@L Blog on MECC's Hall of Fame Game: Oregon Trail
I'd be grateful for your thoughts on reading it, or any suggestions you might have. Just comment below.
Need a prod to get started, "Did you ever die from dysentery?"