Learning skills with the assistance of video games might sound like it's totally not possible, but in fact, these games can be a great benefit for learning and studying for our school subjects. Many people think that there are no educational content in video games, but the opposite can be true if the game is used in the right way. This blog is mainly focused on the digital games used in education like the Minecraft EDU.
To summarize, the study demonstrated in this article showed the benefits that video games can have over our education system. Digital games in particular can be a powerful... [+] Read more
By reading this title, you might be wondering how it is possible to combine serious studies and video games at the same time. Well, over the last few years, video games were perceived as being a source of distraction over young children, but not anymore when used correctly. Gaming can be a powerful learning tool for children as it can help them to learn about the American culture and many different skills such as socializing, the ability to think critically, taking the right decisions and more depending on the game genre.
The purpose of video games since the early 80s is to entertain... [+] Read more
Just as the 2015 Canadian Election has come to a closure, Justin Trudeau, leader of the Canadian Liberal Party, became the new prime minister of Canada. In Canada politics, we see a lot of political parties each having different issues and concerns about the whole country. Some are pretty well-known and obvious and some are not. In our case, we will study an issue related to a political party that's not well-known in our society, as well as our media.
To summarize the election platform of the party, the Communist Party of Canada aim for a working state power and transform Canada into a... [+] Read more
Happiness! A simple word, but yet, a word that can be very difficult for many people to understand the true meaning of it. While it does have the same common idea for many, each person does have its own criteria to describe how happy we are and the way to pursuit and achieve happiness is different from one to another. To get the main points of the article, happiness is a state that represents having a meaningful life, meaning that you live with thought and purpose. Happiness is something that's very difficult to achieve because of many events in our lives that can influence our emotions... [+] Read more
Whenever I see people with their electronic devices in their hands texting their friends and chatting with them, I always asked myself this question: is texting really necessary in our daily lives? In brief, texting can quite be an issue, when socializing with our friends, for many reasons. An example needed? When you text, you might be worried about how long it takes your friend to properly respond to your previous message, since your friend might be busy (that's one of the cases, but there are many others). Another example of situation? For students, texting is one of the main sources why... [+] Read more
I'm sure that most of you people heard about that major event that happened in Quebec back in 2012: the major student protest. That's one of the few examples of the right to strike. To summarize the article, the right to strike is a fundamental right according to the chart of rights and liberty of Quebec. This right is basically a good way to put heavy pressure against the government when a big group of people is not in favor of a certain law or change since it might affect the group. However, other countries in the world don't exactly have that right due to the difference in the political... [+] Read more
Have you ever wondered how young children work just like adults working on jobs such as the construction sector? Well, unfortunately, child labour sill occurs during this time period in other countries in the world due to multiple reasons, such as a different education system (less time in classes for children to help their parents at work) and poor living conditions for the population. This article focuses more on the China perspective of the issue. Multiple Chinese children between 13 to 15 years old have been captured and slaved by authorities to do work in such poor conditions along with... [+] Read more
‘’I’ll better ****ing catch the bus.’’ ‘’**** this guy!’’ ‘’That’s bull****’’. Words that we hear every day in our lives. When we talk with friends, go to parties, in schools, etc. Swearing became in our today’s society a natural part of the human’s speech development. To summarize the article, swearing words are generally used to express our thoughts and feelings about a certain topic of a discussion that does have quite of a big impact on someone. A great example used in this article is when you go to a concert with your friends or your relatives and that you really like what you saw and... [+] Read more
I chose this article in particular, because what excited me when reading this study article is the fact that today's teenagers do suffer a lot of depression and of anxiety, which can be a big issue for our young children and their environment around them. In a nutshell, this study demonstrates the most important reasons and issues of why do teenagers do suffer a lot from mental depression and anxiety. One of the main reasons is that due to the change in American culture, young teenagers (and even young adults) do feel pressured about society's ideals through any forms of media devices such as... [+] Read more