Oregon Trail

You're Doing It Wrong! 10 Tips to Up Your Selfie Game

As someone who remembers when the AppleIIC debuted back in the '80s—who in there 30s didn’t spend hours in front of that green screen playing Oregon …

iPhoneography

How the Internet Killed Squares

Circle Gets the SquareThe internet has shape preferences, and they’re more meaningful than you think(Ringer illustration)On Thursday, Twitter threw …

Google Hangout

Quirky, Collaborative Culture Makes Portland a Hotbed for VR

<b>A diverse community of digital pioneers are building the foundation for Portland, Oregon to shape the future of virtual reality.</b>It’s still science …

Virtual Reality

Native History: Harvard Rich Kid Starts Research for ‘Oregon Trail’

This Date in Native History: On June 15, 1846, Francis Parkman Jr., a young, Harvard-educated historian, arrived at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, to begin a …

Oregon

10 Educational PC Games Every 80s Kid Loved

• Home/<br>• Features/<br>• 10 Educational PC Games Every 80s Kid Loved<p>10 Educational PC Games Every 80s Kid Loved<p>Do you remember playing these classics in …

Apple II

The paradox of ‘grit’

“Grit” seems to be all the rage today. Perseverance. Determination. Persistence. Hard work. Yes, all of these traits are worthy of our attention, and …

Education

Following the Great Platte River Road - Part 2

I’m really enjoying this RV trip following the Oregon Trail in Nebraska. I’m seeing some wonderful scenic landscapes and visiting great historical …

Road Trips

How to experience Wyoming’s real Wild West

Hey, city slicker! Here's how to answer Wyoming's cowboy call!The post How to experience Wyoming’s real Wild West appeared first on Orbitz.

Travel

Whatever happened to …

… MECC?<p><b>Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium</b><p>Thanks to Alfred Thompson for suggesting this topic. It was originally inspired by a coffee mug …

Oregon

Following the Oregon Trail in Kansas

When the pioneers left Independence they dipped south and followed the Kansas River westward. They eventually crossed the river and started following …

RVs

Over A Century Later, Oregon Trail Sees New Travelers Take On Uncertainty Of Adventure

No one had authentically crossed the trail in a covered wagon in over a century — until Rinker Buck.

Oregon

Portland Train Murders Highlight Oregon's History Of White Supremacy

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Randy Blazak, chair of the Oregon Coalition Against Hate Crime, about the state of white supremacy in the Portland area and the state of Oregon.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>We now turn to the chair of the Oregon Coalition Against Hate Crime, Randy Blazak. He teaches …

Racism

Starting the Oregon Trail in Independence

It was a 1,500 mile journey, but I finally made it out to Independence, MO. This was the starting point for most of the pioneers who traveled the …

RVs

The educational games of your youth have their own museum exhibit

The Minnesota Education Computing Corporation might not be the most recognizable game developer today, but if you went to elementary school in the US anytime in the eighties or nineties, then you've almost certainly played -- and probably learned something from -- one of its educational games. The …

Oregon

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

The Road Trip You Need to Take, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

You’ve probably heard (ad nauseam) that it’s not always about the destination, but the journey that leads you there. And, while you may roll your …

Road Trips

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 …

Oregon

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

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 …

Oregon

Educational Video Games Just Never Got Things Right

The problem with edutainment in the 1990s was that, while it covered the education, it didn’t do enough to entertain the kids.<p><i>A version of this post originally appeared on</i> <i>Tedium</i> <i>, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail.</i><p>Forcing education and entertainment together is a …

Education

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. …

Oregon

Eye-catching indie game puts progressive ideals over depressing backdrop

<i>The Man Came Around</i> is a survival RPG about trying to escape a fascist dictatorship within a powerful nation. It’s full of trauma, stealth, moral choices, and death — so, you know, fun.<p>The game, made by Belgian studio Pipette Inc, went live on Kickstarter yesterday.<p>This game is <i>bleak</i>. Think <i>Oregon</i> …

Game Development

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 …

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