Shift Happens Australia

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  • Thought provoking indeed!
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  • Thanks for the props, over 1000 views! Not bad for a department of education production. But this is just an adaptation of Karl Fisch's original for Australian audiences. Check out the original here:http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com/
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  • I'll a unique Australian comment - YOU BEAUTY!
    This is fantastic work mate, keep it up and let us know if you produce some more of this.
    Gratefully
    TL
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  • Ahrgh. I'm sorry. No matter what I do, I can't get the pie chart to show the 2% green bit. You'll just have to imagine. It's a very, very small piece of pie.<br /><br/>
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  • Shift Happens Australia

    1. 7. The 2% of the population in China with the highest IQs
    2. 8. of Australia
    3. 9. They have more gifted & talented students, than we have students
    4. 15. UK
    5. 16. It is estimated that
    6. 18. According to former US Secretary of Education Richard Riley…
    7. 27. According to BBC News, a new blog is created every second .
    8. 28. There are over 188 million registered users of MySpace (as of October 2007)
    9. 29. If MySpace were a country, it would be the 5 th most populous in the world (between Indonesia and Brazil)
    10. 31. 100 Australians sign up to facebook every hour
    11. 32. 1,400,000 UK pupils have their own web page.
    12. 34. Worldwide, there are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month
    13. 39. It is estimated that a week’s worth of The Times…
    14. 45. For students starting a three-year university degree, this means that . . .
    15. 46. half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by the end of their studies.
    16. 48. fibre
    17. 52. Australia is one of the highest consumers of gaming software in the world on a per capita basis.
    18. 53. 75% of Australian computer game users are over 18
    19. 54. The Philippines is the text-messaging capital of the world: over 160 million texts are sent per day
    20. 55. The average Australian teen regularly uses their mobile phone in 8 different ways
    21. 56. Around 61% of Australian teenagers own a mobile phone, a computer, and a games console.
    22. 57. 71% of Australian kids play video games at least once a fortnight
    23. 58. 72% of teachers never play computer games

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