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Does the Rise in iPad Purchases by Schools Benefit Education?

Does the Rise in iPad Purchases by Schools Benefit Education? | Finance | Scoop.it
     Apple stock recently surged upon the report that over 14 million iPads sold in the last quarter. Astoundingly, around 1.1 million iPads were purchased by…

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My daughter came home with a Maths assignment. It's theme - "Tax in Australia". The focus was determining tax structures for each income level of their 4 candidates- a school kid working part time, a mum working 30 hours a week, a self employed trades person and an executive working in his two companies. The problem was they were using a tax booklet with tax rates from 2008 and there was no explanation of how to actually pay the tax. No explanation of what GST is and what should and shouldn't be claimed and why. I understand that these are complex issues however shouldn't our kids have a basic understanding of this when they leave school? After all, they pay tax for the rest of their life. Money, finance, debt, tax and how to plan financially should be taught at school, not how to use an Ipad Iphone etc. Children educate themselves with these devices. Budgeting and the use of money however is something that should be taught...

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Katherine Page Burdick's curator insight, August 15, 2013 4:44 PM

"We should be working on developing skills to find, evaluate, curate and utilize the content that's abundantly available instead of selecting a minuscule slice of the exponentially growing content pie and delivering it in a standardized fashion ..."

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Practice and sleep make for music mastery in the brain

Practice and sleep make for music mastery in the brain | Finance | Scoop.it
If you can’t quite get that nine-note treble opening to " Fur Elise," just sleep on it. The brain will rehearse, reorganize and nail the sequential motor tasks that help you play piano or type on a keyboard.

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, August 20, 2013 8:55 PM

It's an exciting time to be working in music, memory and neuroscience - not that a study of 9 people is going to stand up in court but like so many other studies in this area - we're beginning to get an idea what may be going on.  Lots of research out in the last few years about the efficacy of sleep and that's being reflected in lots of the performance blogs.  

Gareth Harris's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:08 PM

Your brain is a wonderful thing

Natasha Lambie's curator insight, September 23, 2013 10:05 AM

I have even observed my son practising piano in his sleep.  

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Super success achieved in stages - The Age

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Super success achieved in stages
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Aged 35 to 45: You should be paying down a mortgage fast, taking advantage of low interest rates to increase home equity and get ahead of the payment schedule.
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Does the Rise in iPad Purchases by Schools Benefit Education?

Does the Rise in iPad Purchases by Schools Benefit Education? | Finance | Scoop.it
     Apple stock recently surged upon the report that over 14 million iPads sold in the last quarter. Astoundingly, around 1.1 million iPads were purchased by…

Via Sam Gliksman
Naomi Sekeres's insight:

My daughter came home with a Maths assignment. It's theme - "Tax in Australia". The focus was determining tax structures for each income level of their 4 candidates- a school kid working part time, a mum working 30 hours a week, a self employed trades person and an executive working in his two companies. The problem was they were using a tax booklet with tax rates from 2008 and there was no explanation of how to actually pay the tax. No explanation of what GST is and what should and shouldn't be claimed and why. I understand that these are complex issues however shouldn't our kids have a basic understanding of this when they leave school? After all, they pay tax for the rest of their life. Money, finance, debt, tax and how to plan financially should be taught at school, not how to use an Ipad Iphone etc. Children educate themselves with these devices. Budgeting and the use of money however is something that should be taught...

more...
Katherine Page Burdick's curator insight, August 15, 2013 4:44 PM

"We should be working on developing skills to find, evaluate, curate and utilize the content that's abundantly available instead of selecting a minuscule slice of the exponentially growing content pie and delivering it in a standardized fashion ..."