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“Esports in Education: Exploring Educational Value in Esports Clubs, Tournaments and Live Video Productions” by Paul William RichardsPlay Sample
The intersection between esports and education is a place where innovation and excitement flourish. Author Paul Richards takes us inside the world of esports in order to understand the new challenges and opportunities that are helping to change modern education. From a perspective of acceptance and encouragement, parents and educators have the chance to find common ground that can help students excel in a sport that they are passionate about. Competitive video gaming today already holds the power to create heroes. Richards examines why athletes who are admired for their determination and excellence are no different whether they are playing on a field or in a computer lab. The tremendous growth in esports is being fueled by the internet, live streaming, and global economic demand. The need for a strong educational system that can support positive student development in esports is imperative.
This audiobook reviews the history of video gaming and sports to uncover how esports has evolved from a teenage pass time to the international stage. Richards brings to light opportunities for technology-related career paths that students and educators are finding in the growing Esports industry. Richards explains in plain English how modern esports games require players to manage multiple economies, respond with split-second reaction times, and communicate with groups of players like a team of navy seals.
Parents of video gamers will enjoy a recurring theme discussed in this audiobook outlining strategies to create common ground between children, parents, and educators. These strategies apply whether kids are playing Fortnite or League of Legends. Richards outlines the history of video game studies to help illustrate the fundamental research parents and educators should understand in terms of video game literacy. Simple strategies can greatly increase the educational value kids can garner from their video gaming experiences.
Be Prepared to Meet the Author of Love
A child in trouble . . . financial stress . . . broken relationships . . . Is it possible to find God’s heart when barriers seem to stand in the way?
We all face difficult times when we struggle just to keep looking up. For author Randy Kay, the challenge was extreme: He died. But at that juncture he met God and was restored to a life of joy he had never thought possible.
Kay had spent most of his adult years as a devout agnostic. Then one day, after an accident that ended his life, he met the One he had sought to disprove. From that time, though many challenges lay ahead, his sense of emptiness was transformed into genuine joy.
Through his own and many other riveting stories, Kay demonstrates not only that God is present when we need Him, but that our trials can actually lead us to true intimacy with the One who loves us beyond all measure.
“Randy expresses the heart of Christ in a compassionate way few can deny.”–DR. JIM GARLOW, New York Times bestselling author
“Randy Kay explains how we can draw closer to God as He uses brokenness to draw us closer to Him. It all adds up to one compelling book that carries tremendous weight.”–PASTOR TOMMY BARNETT, author; co-pastor, Dream City Church
Randy Kay is CEO of PACEsetters and chairman and CEO of TenorCorp. Kay has written for Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. His breakthrough research on thriving in life spans several decades, as he has uncovered practical ways to overcome trials. He lives in Carlsbad, California.
Murder, Madness, and the Macabre in the Hawkeye StatePlay Sample
Murder, madness, and the macabre in Iowa? You’ve got to be kidding!
When most people think of Iowa, their minds conjure up pigs, cornfields, and crotchety old farmers. But ax murders, mass killings, and ghostly sightings – those atrocities are reserved for big cities like Chicago or LA, not a little burg like Villisca, Iowa – population 2,000.
People refuse to believe that a hundred years ago, every eye in the nation turned to Villisca, Iowa where eight people were butchered in their sleep by a madman using only an ax. Attention quickly turned to the Reverend Lyn Kelley, “a queer, strange, little preacher man”, often accused of window peeping.
The police forced a confession from him.
Kelley said he was walking by the Moore house when a voice commanded him to, “Go in. Slay utterly”. What could he do? He climbed the stairs and slaughtered the children. “Slay utterly. Suffer the little children”.
Back downstairs, he went into the parent’s bedroom. “More work yet. There must be sacrifices of blood”. Again, the ax did its work.
In another downstairs bedroom, he discovered the Stillinger girls, asleep in their beds. “More work still”. The ax resumed its work.
Eight people were dead. The ax was satisfied.
“Kahlil Gibran Classics Collection with a Historical Introduction: The Prophet, The Madman, and The Forerunner” by Kahlil GibranPlay Sample
Unique to this collection is:
- A historical introduction to the author, his work and his life
- A List of recurring themes appearing in his works
- A list of best famous quotes from his works
You may, of course, skip all of it and go straight to the titles if you do not want any spoilers and come back later to the beginning.
Educated in Lebanon, United States, and France, Gibran was influenced by the European modernists of the late 19th century, but even more by Francis Marrash, who introduced poetic prose and prose poetry in the Arab world. Gibran’s style of writing and ideas he wrote about are believed to have been greatly influenced by Marrash, particularly the concept of universal love.
Gibran’s early work was based on short stories, poems, and prose poems, and the recurring theme of his work was the experiences and loneliness of Middle Eastern immigrants in the New World. He also studied art in Paris, and most of his books are illustrated with his own drawings. His legacy includes more than 700 paintings and drawings, which are kept in the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, as well as in the Gibran Museum in Lebanon.
He published 35 books of prose and poetry, the best known of which are: The Prophet, The Madman, and The Forerunner.
The books in this collection include The Prophet, The Madman, and The Forerunner.
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