Why you should buy your child a lapdog, not a laptop

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I taught computer animation to primary students for several years.

We created characters in a software program called Flash and students first sketched their designs on paper prior to transferring them to the screen for animation.

The classes were popular and I was amazed at the quality of work produced by these 11 and 12-year-old kids. They had an eye for color and…

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Gifted children present us with a challenge: Part three

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In Parts 1 and 2 of this featured post, Midlifexpress spoke to Allison Cornish about identifying and helping gifted children. In this final instalment, Allison discusses funding issues and misconceptions about gifted programs. She also helps you to identify if  you were a gifted child.

Allison says:

Little funding is given to establish gifted…

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Gifted children present us with a challenge: Part two

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In Part 1  of this featured post, Midlifexpress spoke to Allison Cornish about the needs of gifted children. Here she discusses the difficulties faced by schools, teachers and parents in helping children fulfil their potential.

Allison Cornish:

Schools

Despite the evidence around gifted education there is very little that mainstream schools are doing…

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Gifted children present us all with a challenge

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Allison Cornish has an interest in gifted education, no doubt because she was a gifted child long before the phrase was coined. At 16, she received a university music scholarship which led her to leave home and school years before her peers. Her musical talent and a desire to travel eventually led her to owning a music…

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Tasmanian Devils meet Year 9 Beelzebubs

Unfortunately, the Tasmanian Devils were not the only wildlife released upon the island.

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Grown-ups, take note: you can learn to play a musical instrument

Did you know that playing an instrument makes you smarter?

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You can change your brain: Just ask Barbara Arrowsmith – Young

Learning disabilities come in all shapes and sizes.

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A gift for happiness

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Teenagers are not generally known for their generosity

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Midlife women think creativity?

 |  by  |  Creative, Education

Don’t worry, there is still time to rival Leonardo De Vinci.

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Tips to demystify InDesign

One of the main stumbling blocks to learning a professional software package is being overwhelmed by the interface. There are so many extra features that even an expert can struggle to use them all.

However, you do not need to know a lot of the tools to create a professional product….

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Teachers: Want to Insult Your Students? Try This

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I’ve received a great deal of pleasure insulting people with the following words: twat, knob and bollocks. These expressions are common in the United Kingdom but not so prevalent in Australia.

Twat, knob and bollocks work  particularly well on high school students, especially Year 10 boys (15 to 16 year olds) who enjoy…

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Journalists: Your Digital Aquarius Awaits

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The media industry, particularly print newspapers are undergoing significant change.

The old model of basing profits on advertising revenue has long gone.

How then are journalists to adapt their skills in this ever changing landscape?

A recent article in an online media publication explored how newspapers could be re-defined.

In the past, newspapers were…

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The Futurist is so Pastist

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The Futurist probably thought he was engaging the audience whereas he was unwittingly amusing them.

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Teenage Binge

The statistics confirm many teenagers are binge drinking. The research also suggests girls are becoming increasingly aggressive due to alcohol. The alarming rise in drinking and risky sexual behavior amongst teens is fuelling the debate about how schools and parents should work together to prevent the problem.

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InDesign For Self-Publishing

Free Indesign video tutorials to get you started on the self publishing road.

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Get that Higher Ed Degree

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You’ve done your degree and probably finished an Honours along the way.

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Boys and Education

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Recently I attended a professional development session for teachers billed as improving schooling for boys presented by a well known author, public speaker and psychologist.
Boys are lost, the speaker said, not only in the education system but for most of their teenage and adult lives too. He believed the problem…

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Return to Study

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There has never been enough time to gain all the knowledge you’d like.

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