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How to make sherbet Follow this recipe to make sherbet at home, or as a part of a science experiment at school, and learn about the chemical reaction that makes it so fizzy when you put it in your mouth. You will need citric acid bicarbonate soda icing sugar flavoured jelly crystals teaspoon dessert spoon small mixing bowl small snap lock bag. What to do Add 1 level teaspoon of citric acid to the bowl.

Debi Jackson, Mother Of Transgender Child, Gives Moving Speech “My daughter is six years old. She transitioned, which means she changed her outward appearance from male to female and started living full time as her true gender, when she was four. Until that point she was quite a rough and tumble little boy with a buzz cut and a shark tooth necklace.” And so begins the absolutely beautiful speech Debi Jackson gave earlier this year about her transgender daughter, AJ, at the Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City.

A day in the life of a Maltese Facebooker 7am. Log on Facebook, upload status: “Good day to all. A nice cup of Jasmine tea and off to work. Bonġu people.” 8am. Upload Googled photo of sunrise in the Caribbean with profound quote: “Everything happens for a reason.”

Gamification About the Course Gamification is the application of digital game design techniques to non-game contexts, such as business, education, and social impact challenges. Video games are the dominant entertainment form of modern times because they powerfully motivate behavior. Game mechanics can be applied outside the immersive environments of games themselves, to create engaging experiences as well as assign rewards and recognition. Over the past few years, gamification adoption has skyrocketed. Companies use game thinking for employee motivation in human resources, team building, productivity enhancement, training, health and wellness, sustainability, and innovation.

Teaching About Audience Through Public Service Announcements As I mentioned in some of my previous posts, the concept of audience is not always easy to comprehend for second language writers. And even when students seem to have an idea what this term means conceptually, they may still struggle applying it to their writing. In my post today, I would like to share a few activities built around video Public Service Announcements (PSAs) which, as we know, are freely available online and thus are easily accessible to most students and teachers. I found these videos to be an excellent tool in helping second language writers better understand the concept of audience. A PSA is a short video (15 – 60 seconds) thats purpose is to bring to attention a social issue and motivate the audience to action.

20 amazing things you never learned at school We get taught a lot of things at school, but sometimes it would have helped if our teachers had found a way to demonstrate something to us visually. We’re not talking about some kind of abstract diagram here — what both children and adults need is a real-life example to make sense of an idea. That’s why we picked out a selection of 20 GIFs and images which we think can help brilliantly to fill in gaps in your understanding of the world. If only we’d seen some of these when we were kids! What your hands look like after you’ve washed them: What happens when you put a key in a lock: Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm? : Shots - Health News hide captionWith tablet technology still relatively new, pediatricians are trying to understand how interactive media affects children. iStockphoto With tablet technology still relatively new, pediatricians are trying to understand how interactive media affects children. When it comes to media, parents all want to know: How much is too much for my child?

How Facebook is changing our social lives With over a billion users, Facebook is changing the social life of our species. Cultural commentators ponder the effects. Is it bringing us together or tearing us apart? Psychologists have responded too - Google Scholar lists more than 27,000 references with Facebook in the title.

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