Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: 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 2017). What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of the …

#TeachersLeading

Today in Las Vegas … the 2018 National Teacher Leadership Conference: Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders, hosted by the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) and Voya. Hashtag: #TeachersLeading Key Links http://www.nnstoy.org/2018-national-teacher-leadership-conference-teaching-tomorrows-leaders Questions Are there live and recorded videos? Are any of the presentations available online? What are the local community connections? National Network …

Caning

Prisma Filter: Cane Chair Chair caning = the craft of applying rattan cane or rattan peel to a piece of furniture such as the backs or seats of chairs Elsewhere on the Web https://www.wickerwoman.com https://www.instagram.com/the_wicker_woman English-Spanish Vocabulary Cane = Bejuco Recent Class Traditional Seat Caning For the Vintage Chair Bring your worn-out​ ​cane seat chair …

Open

Photo: Martin Heigan, When it rains in Africa Open = Allowing access, passage or a view Now is the time to be more open. With most crisis created by secretive information becoming public, we advocate making as much information public and transparent as possible – starting with tourism and conservation info. Not everything has to …

North House Folk School

North House Folk School – https://northhouse.org – is a small educational non-profit on the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. The school fosters a non-competitive learning environment devoted to teaching traditional northern craft and offers more than 350 courses year round in everything from timber framing to woodworking to boatbuilding to caning chairs. …

Teachers’ Day

Photo: Big tree Translating: Teachers’ Day Spanish: Día del Maestro May 15 Mexico October 5 World Teachers Day History of May 15 Mexico’s first Teachers’ Day was celebrated on May 15, 1918. There are 2 possible reasons for the choice of this date. Firstly, it is the date when the Mexican army, which supported President …

Lifelong Learning

Buzzwords Lifelong learning is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability. – Wikipedia Planeta.com Education Mature Workshops

Academic research is publicly funded — why isn’t it publicly available?

Screenshot Academic research is publicly funded — why isn’t it publicly available? Erica Stone advocates for a new, open-access relationship between the public and scholars, making the case that academics should publish in more accessible media. “A functioning democracy requires that the public be well-educated and well-informed,” Stone says. “Instead of research happening behind paywalls …

Open Educational Resources

Buzzwords What is OER? From Creative Commons: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming …

The Ethnographic Case

Photo: Anthropology Museum An exciting announcement for anthropology and open access fans — the availability of the The Ethnographic Case edited by Emily Yates-Doerr (@eyatesd) and Christine Labuski (@MsLabuski). Hashtag: #EthnoCase The book is available from open-access press, Mattering Press (@matteringpress). The book originally started as a Somatosphere title. As an open access book, text …