Blanca Varela y el aborto

Le preguntan a Blanca Varela, ¿qué importancia concede usted al aborto libre entre los objetivos de la lucha femenina?

Tiene una importancia capital. Todo ser humano debería tener derecho a decidir si quiere o no tener hijos. Las razones que lo asistan pueden ser numerosas y diversas. En el caso particular de la mujer es más evidente esta necesidad, puesto que es ella quien soporta el mayor peso –en todo sentido- de esta responsabilidad. A la larga, el aborto libre sería una garantía en todo sentido para niños que nacieran, que por lo menos vendrían al mundo con una categoría más digna de su especie: la de hijos deseados y no impuestos.

Fuente: Revista “Libre” Nº4 1972. Debate sobre “La liberación de la mujer” junto a Rosana Rossanda, Susan Sontag, Marta Lynch Francoise Giroud y Jean Franco. Número dirigido por Mario Vargas Llosa.

Vía Álvaro Portales en su FB.

El Doctor Who te enseña a programar

“It features the regenerated Twelfth Doctor thrown into a “dangerous quest with his most devious of enemies” in a new, standalone, story from Doctor Who writer, Phil Ford. It has been specially released to be part of the BBC’s Make it Digital initiative that aims to “inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, digital technology and programming”.

Each puzzle is linked to the new computing curriculum in England and is designed to enable children to pick up core programming principles as they play. Several key stage 2 and 3 curriculum points (combining instructions to accomplish a given goal, using variables to alter behaviour, repetition and loops, and logical reasoning) are included in the game.”

Leer Peter Capaldi voices BBC’s Doctor Who programming game por Andy Robertson.

Tablets y el aprendizaje de la lectura escritura

Maryanne Wolf is more cautious. “By no means do we know fully whether or not [tablets] are the best medium for children’s learning at all,” she says. “But we’re in a digital age, and what is imperative is that we learn what works best for different children, in what amounts, at what ages.” Students need to develop what are called “deep reading” skills—inference, analogical and deductive thinking—and that requires time and focus. She worries that a medium that insists on rapid-fire processing and partial attention may not be ideal. At the same time, she believes that well-designed learning apps can bridge that gap. “I think our 21st-century brain is going to need both kinds of cognitive processes: a biliterate brain with faster processing, but that knows when to think and read and focus deeply,” she says.

Leído en “Are Tablets the Way Out of Child Illiteracy?” por Andy Isaacson