By definition, a game is simply a structured form of play that excites the senses and captivates players; all the ingredients we want students to have in our classrooms.
Unlike regular teaching, a well-developed game can instinctively convey meaningful content. What’s more, a plethora of research has demonstrated how learning games in the classroom translate into meaningful knowledge acquisition, motivation to learn, and even the development of altruism. Research on the benefit of games for learning has led to an explosion in the educational gaming industry of fun and informative games.
According to a new study, knowing that you have added energy drinks to a spirit will make you feel that you are more drunk.
As reported by The Independent, being told that an energy drink has been added to your alcoholic drink can make you feel more drunk, daring and sexually self-confident. Seguir leyendo
My entire life has been devoted to music and art as a way of transforming societies. I raise my voice against violence. I raise my voice against any form of repression. Nothing justifies bloodshed. We must stop ignoring the just cry of the people suffocated by an intolerable crisis. Extreme confrontation and polarization cannot seize common conscience and peace, constituting borders and barriers to understanding and peaceful and democratic coexistence. Historically the Venezuelans have been a fighting people but never a violent one.
For democracy to be healthy there must be true respect and understanding. Democracy cannot be built to fit the needs of a particular government or otherwise it would cease to be a democracy. The democratic exercise involves listening to the voice of the majority as the ultimate bulwark of social truth. No ideology can go beyond the common good. Politics must be exercised from conscience and in the utmost respect of the Constitution, adapting itself to a young society that, like the Venezuelan, has the right to reinvent itself through the healthy and unobjectionable democratic checks and balances.
Venezuelans are desperate for their inalienable right to well-being and the satisfaction of their basic needs. The only weapons that can be given to people are the necessary tools to forge their future: books, brushes, musical instruments; in short, those that embody the highest values of the human spirit: good, truth and beauty.
I urgently call on the President of the Republic and the national government to rectify and listen to the voice of the Venezuelan people. Times cannot be defined by the blood of our people. We owe our youth a hopeful world, a country where we can walk freely in dissent, in respect, in tolerance, in dialogue and in which dreams have room to build the Venezuela we all yearn for.
It is time to listen to the people: Enough is enough.
Some of the New York Times’ best stuff doesn’t appear in the New York Times. It’s on Twitter, via posts from New York Times reporters. Now the New York Times is doing something about that. Not by clamping down on its reporters’ tweets, but by bringing those tweets into the New York Times. Leer más
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Mexico’s bold, 50-basis-point interest rate hike Thursday symbolizes an unofficial war in support of the beleaguered peso, Aberdeen Asset Management says. The peso is strengthening on today’s news that the Central Bank of Mexico raised its benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points, on top of a 50-point rise in November. Mexican equities were lower, however, with the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped exchange-traded fund (EWW) down fractionally while the iShares Latin America 40 ETF (ILF) was up 0.4%.
This Monday, The Texas Tribune's Bordering on Insecurity series returns with an examination of the despair, poverty and violence driving tens of thousands of Central Americans to flee to the United States.
These migrants, mostly from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, are pouring across the southern U.S. border even as crossings by Mexicans have declined. To explain this dramatic shift in the dynamics of the nation's border security, our reporters will take readers to El Salvador, the murder capital of the world, where organized and well-armed gangs have brought the country to its knees. We'll visit an El Salvador morgue for a stark lesson in why people are fleeing the country — and what happens to some who don't. We'll talk to a newspaper editor who faced possible criminal charges for publishing a list of areas under control by rival gangs. We"ll take you to migrant shelters in Mexico to listen to Central Americans making their way north in search of safety and asylum.
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The Government of Canada has made it a top priority to re-establish and strengthen our relationship with one of our most important partners, Mexico. To this end, Prime Minister Trudeau today announced Canada’s intention to lift the visa requirement for Mexican visitors to Canada beginning December 1, 2016. Lifting the visa requirement will deepen ties between Canada and Mexico and will increase the flow of travellers, ideas, and businesses between both countries.
A new study suggest early bullying behavior — that which happens among children as young as three to five years-old — can be significantly reduced with a relatively short intervention program.
University of Buffalo (UB) researchers explain that physical and relational bullying can happen in early childhood. Their intervention, explained in a special edition of the journal School Psychology Review, is one of the first to examine and identify multiple types of bullying behavior in early youth.
The blatant fraud of Volkswagen’s emissions was disclosed just a few weeks ago. Now it appears that virtually the entire automobile industry is compromised. The “cozy” relationship between those designing cars and those testing them, as The New York Times put it, demands a bigger and better explanation than the desire of any one company to beat its rivals.