Celebrating #IndigenousPeoplesDay Everyday

Why not celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in lieu of Columbus Day? USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day.  The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. Rethinking Columbus, the seminal educational report, was published in 1991. So on this second Monday in October, Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay. There are other holidays …

August 17 – Making the most of Live Video #PlanetaTalks

Viva Livestreaming Video! Who wants to test YouTube Live? https://www.youtube.com/c/ronmader/live Seriously, how does this work? Setting up a live-streaming encoder is far more complicated than the old hangout system. We’ll be testing it out over the next few days and updating the relevant pages on the Planeta Wiki. For the record, we’re also big fans of Periscope. Kudos to …

#NII2016 Recap: Lessons from the Modern Classroom

ni Join us Friday, July 1 for a live Google/YouTube Hangout about the recent Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference #NII2016 held in Flagstaff, Arizona. Questions for our guests What were the highlights of #NII2016? What did conference participants enjoy the most? Were there any surprises? Any recommended websites, social web channels, twitter accounts to follow, apps? Guests: +jerome …

Be Safe Out There!!

June 1 (1230pm Las Vegas, 230pm Minneapolis, 330pm NYC). Be safe out there!! And is there an app for that? Don’t not travel — the whole world is not a red zone. In today’s world, be attentive and informed when traveling. Our #PlanetaTalks  #LocalTravelUSA hangout shared tips on the smart use of your smartphone when visiting unfamiliar …

Hanging out on Biodiversity Day #idb2016

#idb2016 biodiversity hangout May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (Día Internacional de la Diversidad Biológica). Planeta.com hosts a live video hangout over the #IDB2016 weekend. Friends and colleagues who would like to appear on camera should contact Ron Mader. We can schedule later hangouts if there is interest. Mainstreaming is livestreaming! The …

The best way to help Ecuador is to visit Ecuador

Planeta.com – A 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador has left more than 600 people dead and thousands injured. This week the country mourns. In an impromptu hangout Friday, April 22, Dominic Hamilton shared his observations and reflections from Quito. Dom’s main take-home message: The best way to help Ecuador is to visit Ecuador. Planeta’s request/challenge: we need to …

Reframing Sustainable Tourism Hangout

Reframing Sustainable Tourism Hangout (April 2016) by Ron Mader A new take and new book on some perplexing conundrums for fans and friends of responsible, eco, conscious travel, presenting our April 2016 hangout on Reframing Sustainable Tourism. Guests: Authors  +Keith Bosak and +Stephen McCool Key Words: Brazil – Case Studies – Community – Critical Discussion – Framework …