Library

Screenshot: Westworld Library = A building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to. Planeta.com spotlights good practices around the world and we’ll be mentioning some of our favorite libraries cultural connections on May 21, #CulturalDiversityDay. Join us for our annual linguistic …

Conversation

Photo: Seven Magic Mountains A conversation is communication between two or more people. A good conversation occurs when people listen to one another over time. (poster). Where is the conversation? Everywhere. Planeta.com Where is the conversation? The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación Hangout POV Seven Magic Mountains Responsible Travel Week

Field Notes

Buzzwords Field Notes = qualitative notes recorded by scientists or researchers in the course of field research Wikipedia: Fieldnotes refer to qualitative notes recorded by scientists or researchers in the course of field research, during or after their observation of a specific phenomenon they are studying. The notes are intended to be read as evidence …

Webinar

Buzzwords What’s a webinar? =  ¿Qué es un webinar? A webinar is a seminar conducted on the web, aka web seminar. They can vary in style and substance, but all are hosted by a specific individual or institution and feature a set agenda. Personally, I thought webinars were synonymous with Google Hangouts. There was a major …

George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (June 25, 1903 – January 21, 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. Quotes To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle. Recommended Listening Bookclub – George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia Wikipedia George_Orwell Planeta.com Journalism Catalonia BBC

Editorial Cartoons

Editorial Cartoon = a drawing (often including caricature) made for the purpose of conveying editorial commentary on politics, politicians, and current events Favorites Michael Leunig Cathy Wilcox Mike Peters Elsewhere on the Web La Jornada (Mexico) Wikipedia Editorial cartoon Planeta.com The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Webcam

Photo: Soommaa Webcam = a video camera that inputs to a computer connected to the Internet, so that its images can be viewed by Internet users Examples Titletown (Green Bay, Wisconsin) KUNV Studio Raiders Stadium (Las Vegas) Estonia Planeta.com Livestreaming and archived video Internet Photography Video

Recovering Voices

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Recovering Voices is an initiative led by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History that promotes the documentation and revitalization of the world’s endangered languages and knowledge. Key Links naturalhistory.si.edu/research/anthropology/programs/recovering-voices Typpad Facebook @recovervoices Twitter Tweets by RecoverVoices Planeta.com Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival The Value of Communication = El Valor …

International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #dilm, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and …