Oregon Trail

Microsoft might have lost at phones but it's battling back in the classroom

An Apple for the teacher... or time to open up some Windows?It takes more than revenue to succeed in the technology industry. There's also something …

Technology

My Oregon Trail Adventure

I’m about to take off on a major RV road trip out through the western states. I’ve been planning this trip for the past 8 months and it’s a big one. …

Oregon

How To Keep The Family Together On A Long Distance Move

People are meant to move. We’ve been doing it for tens of thousands of years. Chasing mammoths across the tundra, chasing shiny pebbles down frigid …

Love

Peer Feedback Without the Sting:Building Community with "Family Groups"

With the groups in place, our PBIS team met to create a set of monthly lessons. We tied the lessons to our school's monthly themes, which addressed …

Teaching

Pan Am Dining Experience

Return to the grand days of air travel with a meal aboard a replica Boeing 747 jumbo jet. $300+ for dinner isn’t cheap, but it’s less than a First …

Travel

Idaho: Remains of 2 people found in Oregon Trail badger hole

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A fluke discovery of human bones protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they have discovered a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century pioneers who died going west on the nearby Oregon Trail, authorities …

Anthropology

Bones found in badger hole in Idaho are remains of 2 children

BOISE, IDAHO - The fluke discovery of children’s bones protruding from a badger hole in Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they’re …

Crime

Bones found in badger hole in Idaho are remains of 2 children

The fluke discovery of children’s bones protruding from a badger hole in Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they’re dealing with a double …

Archaeology

What is social video?

Social video: video that is designed to be seen and shared through social networks.<b>Understanding the landscape</b>When I try to understand the landscape …

March Madness

Almost 50 years ago, Oregon Trail revolutionized educational software. Can the game’s creators do it again?

Greta KaulConceived for a class at a public school in Minneapolis, “Oregon Trail,” is among the most popular educational computer games of all time. …

Education

Q&A: Vadim Polikov’s Startup Brings Game-Based Learning to Science Class

When it comes to learning about gravity or photosynthesis, middle schoolers might have a hard time grasping the concept just from pictures in a text …

Learning

We Let The Oregon Trail Decide Who Should Win The NBA MVP

The NBA MVP race is an extremely tight battle between four main candidates, as Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James all have legitimate arguments for why they should win the award.<p>Westbrook is averaging a dang 30-point triple double for the season. Harden is averaging a …

NBA

Will Bungie move onto something else after Destiny 2? GamesBeat Decides

What exactly was The Oregon Trail supposed to teach kids? All I learned is that dysentery is the deadliest disease that I’ve never heard of anyone actually contracting before.<p>Still, The Oregon Trail is one of the best games in the odd edutainment genre, which is one of the big topics we talk about …

Destiny 2

Your Face Is Not a Salad, So Please Stop Putting Edible Ingredients on It

In the fall of 2016, I traded in my New York City rental for a mortgaged farmhouse on 1.5 acres in the woods in the southern Catskills. Some combination of exasperation over rising city rents and an unrequited urge to reenact some of the grisly frontier scenes from a youth spent steeped in Laura …

Skin Care

The Forgotten World of Teletype Computer Games

• Home/<br>• Reviews/<br>• Consumer Electronics/<br>• Gaming/<br>• Games/<br>• The Forgotten World of Teletype Computer Games<p>The Forgotten World of Teletype Computer Games<p>A glimpse …

Game Development

Retracing Lewis and Clark and the Pioneer Routes West

With all the travel we’ve doneover the past five years, what has impressed us perhaps the most are the routes we took that touched parts of two …

RVs

Boba Fett, OREGON TRAIL Post-it Art Make This Office Awesome

Fan Art Friday is open to all sorts of mediums, and Christy Klancher went above and beyond in the category of sharing art made from atypical …

Art

Five Expenses We Didn't Have to Deal With in the '80s

Remember the ’80s? The stonewashed jeans? Hypercolor t-shirts? The bad hair and cheesy tunes? Punky Brewster, Alf, and Garbage Pail Kids?<p>If you were …

Budgeting

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Oregon Trail CIA Escape

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Development

This Tiny Farmhouse on Wheels Has a Dreamy Interior

If you've fantasized about a farmhouse lifestyle minus the acreage and upkeep, you'll want to check out this mobile farmhouse by Handcrafted Movement founder Matt Impola. The tiny home features an extensive amount of Willamette Valley walnut salvaged from massive trees planted by the 1820s Oregon …

Houses

A postmortem look at the making of The Oregon Trail

Few educational games can match the reach and impact of <i>The Oregon Trail</i>, originally released in 1971 and subsequently ported or adapted to run on all …

Game Design

On Oregon Trails and Crowded Rafts

My friend Marian Call, whom you might know either from her music—her newest album, <i>Standing Stones</i>, released in February—or from the #FirstSevenJobs …

Personal Finance

Discover Why The Oregon Trail Creators Were Never Paid for the Game

In the 19th century, the Oregon trail was a route used by many pioneer settlers as they attempted to make their way west and start a new life. It’s …

Game Development

Detour Trail, on Lisa Burton Radio

Coming at you with 1.21 jigawatts of power, all across the known universe and dimensions you’ve never even heard of, this is Lisa Burton Radio. The …

Mind

For three years, the only copy of the Oregon Trail source code was printed on a stack of paper

On December 3, 1971, college history-teacher-in-training Don Rawitsch presented his class with a new way to learn about the American west: a computer …

PC Gaming

The creator of 'Oregon Trail' once had to spend a long weekend retyping the game by hand

If you were an '80s or '90s kid, you probably have fond memories of school days playing "The Oregon Trail," the pioneering (har har) educational video game about America's westward migration.<p>At a talk at this week's Game Developer Conference, "Oregon Trail" co-creator Don Rawitsch took the stage to …

Oregon

Learn the Surprising History of 'Oregon Trail' in a Five Minute Mini-Doc

The three teachers who created the game never earned a dime.<p>Unless you grew up under a rock and also that rock didn't have a computer under it, you know <i>Oregon Trail</i>. The game allows players to set off on a westward journey across the mid-1800s United States towards an unknown frontier. Along the …

Game Development

Oregon Trail creator wants to see game reimagined from the Native American perspective

Don Rawitsch dreams of modern interpretations of his educational classic<p>During a classic game postmortem panel at the Game Developers Conference yesterday, <i>Oregon Trail</i> co-creator Don Rawitsch answered a number of audience questions about the hit educational game that he helped make in the early …

Oregon

Bob Dylan & The Oregon Trail Inspired These 2 Math Problems. Can You Solve Them?

Mathematics is the academic class that is most socially acceptable to regard as your weak point. This is a shame.<br>Read More

Mathematics