Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: Fire-Breathing Mantis, Las Vegas Planeta.com’s director Ron Mader presented four workshop sessions under the rubric of Sharing Cultures on the Social Web, introducing examples from around the world of cultural conservation using the social web at the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 22-23). What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of …

Sharing

Poster: Sharing Share = To make joint use of a resource Also see: oversharing Sharing we consider in terms of 1) generosity and 2) newoldfangled social web, where sharing is the first click. Some of our sharing remains wonderful old-school, the kind of trading that makes visiting traditional markets such a worthwhile experience. We explore …

Darrick Baxter

Looking forward to meeting Darrick Baxter of Ogoki Learning (@ogoki) at this week’s Native Innovation Education Technology Conference. Here is his presentation, How Technology is Saving Native Tribe Languages, from TEDxWinnipeg: Quotes 08:50 The next time you’re looking at your smartphone, why not download an app and learn how to speak in a new way? Key …

Digitize or Die

Photo: Digitize Digitize or die. What records, videos, audio tapes, photos would you like to digitize? What are our options in 2017? Planeta.com Videos – We have several dozen videos with trips and presentations from 1998-2004 Yahoo Groups – Groups from early 2000 Planeta.com Articles – Articles from 1994. Slowly bringing them on board the …

What is the Social Web?

Photo: Ron Mader, Cape Town It’s easier than ever to use the social web. What is the social web? Also called social media, these channels allow members to contribute, rank and share and often remix user-generated content. The bottom line is that we need to learn how to play, extend skills and abilities, develop core …

Colombia Celebrates Biodiversity Day #SoyNaturalista

Poster: Parques Nacionales de Colombia, #SoyNaturalista #SoyNaturalista = Literally, I am a naturalist. Hashtag used by Spanish-speaking tweeters. Here we take a deep dive and applaud the work in Colombia which uses the #SoyNaturalista hashtag as a translation of a bioblitz. Key Links http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co http://www.parquesnacionales.gov.co/portal/es/soynaturalista https://twitter.com/ParquesColombia Celebrating the Diversity Days While Planeta.com is not able to join …

Making the most of Slideshare

One of our favorite tools Slideshare — https://www.slideshare.net — is useful for sharing presentations and documents. It’s easy to upload and tag files. Presentations are then available for embedding on other websites. We would love to see the presentations to be given at conferences in advance. We’d love to see these same presentations updated, tweaked afterward. Even …

Webinar

May 2017 – This week Planeta.com is surveying friends and colleagues – what are your favorite webinar platforms? Communication nerds, please help us out. With Google Hangouts being broken or non-intuitive, we are not sure what to recommend to friends and colleagues. Musts include a freemium version that allows multiple video and screenshot capacity and …