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Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: Fire-Breathing Mantis, Las Vegas

Announcement: This week at the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 22-23), Planeta.com’s director Ron Mader will present 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.

Who should attend this workshop? Teachers and administrators curious about education and technology and who may need some hands-on explanation of the tools (phones, tablets) and the platforms (blogs, wikis, facebook, flickr, twitter, youtube ….). If your interests include conservation, culture, tourism, world heritage, then these sessions engage you, like you, too.

What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of the newfangled social web, where sharing is the first step or first click, saying both ‘thank you’ and ‘hey, i found this first.’

Among the talking points – reflections on integrating into the classroom the Year of Open and the International Year for Sustainable Tourism, as well as the tools themselves — wikis, collaborative editing, photo and video archives and livestreaming video.

We preview upcoming events, including the World Heritage Committee Meeting in Poland, Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Mexico and Matariki and NetHui in New Zealand.

Those attending the Native Innovations Conference in person are asked to register for the event and to choose the workshop that fits your time schedule. Others are welcome to engage via the social web. We value our remote participants. If you can, please encourage others by sharing and linking and commenting. Questions and comments are welcome below.

This page will be edited and updated.

Thursday: Introductions
2-3pm Flagstaff, 5pm NYC, Durban 11pm, Friday 9am Auckland, 830am Adelaide http://sched.co/B6eq

3:15-4:15pm Flagstaff, 6:15pm NYC, Friday 12:15am Durban, 815am Sydney, 745am Adelaide http://sched.co/B9f6

Friday: Follow-Up

8:15-9:15am Flagstaff, 11:15am-12:15pm NYC, Durban 5:15pm, Saturday 3:15am Auckland http://sched.co/B9hw

2:15-3:15pm Flagstaff, 5:15pm NYC, 11:15pm Durban, Saturday 715am Sydney, 645am Adelaide http://sched.co/B9hx

Recap yesterday’s interactions and evaluate steps taken and that can be taken by the individual, the community and the world.

Cue remote participants.

Preview of upcoming events including MatarikiNAIDOC WeekGuelaguetza and the UNESCO Heritage Meeting in July. There’s also the Great American Solar Eclipse, Nethui, Open Education Week, World Listening Day, World Tourism Day and our annual celebration of Indigenous Peoples Week.

Ron Mader
Ron Mader is a professional speaker, communication coach and journalist. His work catalyzes meaningful conversation and action about environmental conservation, tourism, responsible travel and peacemaking. His professional focus on ecotourism and responsible travel. In 1994 Ron launched Planeta.com, the web’s first site dedicated to ecotourism and responsible travel.


Tips for Remote Participants connecting to live events 

• Be encouraging and generous

• Use the official hashtag in posts and tweets

• Ask questions and post comments

Remember the other POV: Those at the physical event are people are sharing their experiences and knowledge. There might be technical difficulties or other challenges you cannot see on screen. Be patient.

Tips for Event Organizers connecting to remote participants

• Announce the official hashtag, use it and encourage others• Welcome remote participants, explain where they can find more info (website, blogs, facebook, google docs, twitter, flickr, instagram, youtube, wikispaces)

• Retweet and comment on tweets about the event

• Create Twitter lists

• Be encouraging and generous

Remember the other POV: Those unable to attend in person can contribute with their attention and interest. Let them know where to find more information. Indulge their curiosity as it may stoke the interest in the room that the audience for such important matters extends far beyond the four walls of the room. Be wired.



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We ask participants to actively use the social web. Here are the challenges that will be discussed and evaluated with winners receiving a book of their chose from Ron’s carefully selected treasure trove of old-fashioned books purchased at the Paseo Verde Library in Henderson, Nevada. Better they get a good home and get read than collect dust. Viva gameification!

Gameification at #NII2017

Wiki Challenge
Have you created an account on Wikipedia or Wikispaces?
Can you login on your laptop? On your phone? On your tablet?
Have you shared a wiki page?

Fakebook Challenge
Have you created an account on Facebook?
Have you added a status update?
Have you commented on a friend’s post?
Have you liked a friend’s post?
Have you adjusted notifications on or off for your friends?
Have you uploaded photos?
Have you updated your cover photo, aka avatar?
Have you downloaded an image from Facebook?
Mobile users: Have you checked in to a particular place?

Bonus points: Like, share and post on the official Facebook Native Innovation events page:


Twitter Challenge
Have you created an account on Twitter?
Can you login on your laptop? On your phone? On your tablet?
Ditch the egg! Have you updated your avatar image?
Have you updated your profile?
Have you retweeted someone else’s tweet?
Have you used a hashtag on Twitter?
Have you reviewed your email notifications?
Have you kept an eye on your followers?
Have you created a Twitter list?
Have you published a Twitter moment?
Have you embedded a tweet on a website?


Bonus Points: Watch, share and heart Periscope videos from the conference

Cross Platform Challenges

Create and share a playlist.

Edit on different devices.

Record and share live video.


Buzzword Bingo

Academics – Access – AppAttitude – Audience – BeautyBlended Learning – Chaco Plateau – Citizen Science – Culture – Digital Literacy – Digital Native – DinéEducationEngagementFlagstaff – Foamboard – Guelaguetza – Gameification – Generosity – Graduation – Interaction – HangoutHolacracy – Heutagogy – Home School – Hopi – Hybrid Events – Indigenous Tourism – Information Doer – Infusion – Keynote – Language – Lap Top – LearningLive StreamingLiteracyMāoriMaya – Multigenerational Solidarity – Non Zero Sum Game – Ojibwe – One Room SchoolhouseOpen AccessOpen EducationOpen Journalism – Partial Attention – PlutoPow WowRead Write Culture – Reservation – RemixRippleShareSharingSharing EconomySocial Web – Student – Teaching – Technology – Translation – Tutorial – #UsaTuVozWallpaper – Weaving – Webinar – World Heritage – Year of Open – Zapotec – Zuni


Technology Requests

Ability to cast video from a phone or tablet to a viewable screen

Ability to livestream video of the workshop

Lo-Fi Request. A table on which to place a cardboard message board.



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