Tag: video games

Introducing ‘School’

Q1: What activity can’t parents get kids to sit still for? Q2: What activity can’t parents get kids to stop doing? A1: Online school. A2: Video games.This juxtaposition is particularly powerful considering linguist James Gee’s observation that video games are, at their core, instruments of learning. Furthermore, he points out that they encapsulate complexity as a feature. That is,...

The Other Spanish Golden Age

Students encounter excellent cultural references in today’s Spanish language textbooks. Striking photographs, stunning videos, and authentic materials bring the art, music, cuisine, and literature of the Spanish-speaking world to learners. But where are the cultural vignettes and references linked to the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields? Specifically, a topic absent from these cultural discussions is la edad...
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