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Michael Chalk is an adult community educator.. in language, literacy, numeracy and technology. He works in Melbourne, Australia.
He's also located at
Read his work blog "electro-textual" at
Preston Reservoir ACE (prace)
613 9462 6077
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Recently noted sites,
via michael's diigo bookmark pages
Michalki's Favorite Links from Diigo
Playgroups are hell, chores are impossible, and children repeat everything they hear: what I learned as a stay-at-home father
Worth a read for non-parents who don't realise how much work is involved.. Tags: parenting article ...
Learn Online Marketing - Free Training Course From Google
This could be really worthwhile... Tags: online.learning edu google ...
OffiDocs online desktop apps
here we have actual desktop apps running in your browser Tags: web.app desktop openof...
NASA Reveals A List Of The Best Air-Cleaning Plants For Your Home | Bored Panda
here's another list of indoor plants Tags: air plant list ...
The best Garageband tips and tricks | Stuff.tv
some great ideas in here Tags: music garageband ios ipad ...
Forget GarageBand, SoundTrap is a music app for everyone
looks interesting Tags: music make garageband soundtrap ...
5 Phrases That Can Help Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse
Important ideas about the impact of language usage Tags: language child.abuse advice...
Activity log – Google+
What about this3.. google plus does have an activity log.. now it makes sense to +1 posts in the feed (before it was stupidly useless) Tags: ...
This Robot Is a Pick-Up Artist and Honestly He’s Pretty Good
Hilarious.. using AI to connect with people Tags: ai artificial.intelligence article ...
The Doctor Who Wants to Change How You Think About Dying
Beautiful article about living and dying Tags: health medicine article
Revealing the secrets of one of Australia’s worst online trolls
Frightening account of a troll Tags: troll the.age article ...
For all the anti-vaccine people on there, here's a little science for yah - Album on Imgur
great remedy to the anti-vaccine hype Tags: vaccination medicine health ...
Digitally Yours....: And the winners are...... EVERYONE!!!!!
Gamification of Google Translate, in schools from NY to Israel Tags: gamification blog ...
Latest headlines from
michael's work-related blog, electro-textual
I’ve just imported many posts from other places
I’ve just imported many posts from other projects to this blog: Digital Learning at PRACE Digital Learning at Lalor Living and Learning ACFE Learn Local Communities of Practice the North-West e-mentor projects from ACFE Learn Local iPad for Seniors at PRACE the 23 Things project from ACFE, CAE and PRACE. Having written nearly all the text in ...
Mark Hopkins’ story translated into many languages
You remember Mark Hopkins, the adult learner from PRACE who told his story so well, not only in our publication, but also on the SBS Insight tv program last year? Well, some of the stories from this Resilience collection have been translated into other languages for the EPALE* site, and the first story to be translated was Mark’s. *EPALE: Elect...
Adult Learners in Conversation – “A Fuller Sense of Self”
Last night Tricia Bowen spoke about her experience of reconnecting with the adult learners who have shared their stories in this volume. I talked about how great it was to join with Tricia and Lynne in the whole creative and collaborative process of editing. Then Lynne Matheson invited us to launch the video into the world, so we all made rocket-launching...
Reading between the Lines – SBS Insight focus on Adult Literacy
If you think Australia is a highly literate nation, watch this recent episode of Insight from SBS. This powerful and moving episode features Mark Hopkins one of the students from PRACE. I spoke with Mark as part of the “Stories of Resilience” project, and it’s really heartening to hear his voice in this national forum. All these adu...
Dark Side of the Comment Section
If you’re involved with any kind of online facilitation, you may appreciate this article from The Guardian. They’ve done some research into the comment section, finding that much more abuse is directed at female writers than male. (Also, for web designers, some really good layout effects, especially the way they’ve integrated the graphs ...
Help Files for the iPad
Here’s a copy of the printed materials we handed out during the course. It’s a pdf file that should hopefully open on your iPad. Link here: This post was originally on the site “iPad for Seniors” at PRACE.
PageTurners has a new online shop
Just sent out the latest PageTurners newsletter, letting people know that the new shopping-cart style website is up and running!! It’s taken me much time this year to get the site all updated and e-commercey, so i’m very happy that we’ve finally launched. Woot. You can read the newsletter here. Take a look at the site, tell us what you t...
Projects that michael's been involved with include:
Access ACE 2007
- research into e-learning in a numeracy classroom
Access ACE 2009
- building a network of
e-learning practitioners across Victorian Adult Community Education (ACE)
"Flexivet" - Flexible delivery for vocational education & training (VET)
in the ACE classroom - sharing resources and developing a video screencast (2009).
Preston Reservoir ACE
(an initiative of
the australian flexible
Can You Hear Us?
PRACE project researching audio and voice technologies in the classroom (2007-8).
English at the Beach
Conversations in ACE
Play the Game
Research into Games
for people with
mild intellectual disability
audio book from Page Turners.
mc as mc, opening of broadway campus
Also, i dressed up
in a big fluffy top hat,
to act as master of ceremonies,
when we (prace) opened
our new shopfront campus
in the Broadway, Reservoir. (Way back in 2006)
Adult Literacy meetsTechnology network
Other recent headlines
from various sources, including
michael's work blog on digital literacies
Latest updates from FriendFeed (a site that combines multiple sources, eg twitter, delicous, last.fm, blogs etc)
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