Literacy Links

Photo: Henderson Libraries Links related to literacy presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/27/17787916/reader-come-home-maryanne-wolf-neuroscience-brain-changes https://www.wired.com/story/returning-to-reading Literacy = The ability to read and write. We’re creating a digital literacy quiz platform by platform (or social web channel by social web channel). What if we addressed digital literacy as a form of capacity building? September 8 is …

Idiom

Photo Wikipedia: Idiom = Phrase or an expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning. Categorized as formulaic language, an idiom’s figurative meaning is different from the literal meaning. There are thousands of idioms, occurring frequently in all languages. Headlines 40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally – TED Wikipedia Idiom Planeta …

Colin Bisset

Photo Presenting the explorer of the iconic, Colin Bisset. A serial clarifier, Colin condenses the wonders of physical icons around the globe in lively, poetic and educational 3-5 minute capsules on the weekend Blueprint for Living. One of my all-time favorite segments from Australian National Radio’s considerable program, Colin’s features continue to surprise and take …

Future Tense

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended Listening One of our favorite podcasts helps listeners get a jump on the future. Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Future Tense — abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense — explores social, cultural, political, and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways …

Late Night Live (Australia)

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended listening: Late Night Live – abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/ – a Monday-Thursday evening (10pm Australian Eastern Daylight) conversations spanning the globe with Phillip Adams. Key Links Late Night Live Past Programs In Bed With Phillip iTunes (Separate Stories) Twitter @LNLonRN, @PhillipAdams_1 About the program: Affectionately known as ‘the little wireless program’, Late Night …

Fair Trade in Travel Writing and Photography

Photo: Templo Mayor From the archives: If we wish to develop responsible travel, investment in fair trade in travel writing and photography ought to be a priority. Responsible travel, ecotourism and sustainable travel deserve quality press. That said, there are few incentives for travel writers and photographers to provide top-notch coverage. Here’s our proposal: Snapshot …

Raidió Teilifís Éireann = Radio Television of Ireland (RTE)

Logo Raidió Teilifís Éireann = Radio Television of Ireland (RTÉ) – rte.ie – is the national public service broadcaster of Ireland. Listen live and listen back to the programs. Key Links rte.ie rte.ie/radio1 rte.ie/radio icecast2.rte.ie/rnag Facebook: Radio1 Facebook: ExploreRTE @rte @RTERadio1 Quotables The more we look back, the more we can look forward. Bealaí gur …

Tourism Books

Photo: Cornerstone Park Updating our bibliography of tourism books. Newer books to be added soon. Publisher’s note: Sales on Amazon.com generate a small commission for Planeta.com. Free Downloads (PDF) Responsible Travel Handbook, 2006 – This anthology focuses on responsible tourism around the globe and was prepared by the editors of Transitions Abroad. Free download as …

Hidden Brain

Logo Recommended Listening: Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships. Hosted by social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, Hidden Brain links research …