Academics

Buzzwords Academic = Scholar in a college or institute of higher education Headlines Academic travel culture is not only bad for the planet, it is also bad for the diversity and equity of research I’m a non-serious academic. I make no apologies for this Ten reasons we should ditch university lectures Academic spring: how an …

Museums

Photo: Queensland Museum If you want to understand what makes a place tick, visit a museum. We would like to take a deep dive into museum attractions and activities that orient visitors and engage locals. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Definitions A museum is a ‘permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, …

One Room Schoolhouse

Buzzwords One Room Schoolhouse = Example from the USA, 1800s. In rural and small town schools, all of the students met in a single room. There, a single teacher taught academic basics to several grade levels of elementary-age children. Recommended listening: The power of tinkering Misc Are there ways to take the ethos of the …

North House Folk School

Favorites 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 …

Haverford College

Elsewhere on the Web Haverford College https://www.haverford.edu About Haverford Facts and Stats https://www.facebook.com/haverfordcollege https://www.youtube.com/user/haverfordedu Spotlight Dizhsa Nabani Twitter https://twitter.com/haverfordedu Tweets by haverfordedu Embedded Tweets "Words lead to stories which lead to other stories." Yesterday at @haverfordedu, Moisés Garcías de Guzmán, representing @cetis124 @CETISTLACOLULA, shared about the Voces del Valle project and other collaborations with linguists. …

Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past twenty years, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. …

Upgrade

Verbs Upgrade = To raise (something) to a higher standard Upgrade your world by making the most of old-school allies and the expanding universe of the social web This presentation shows how the messages of environmental conservation and responsible / conscious / local travel is told using hi-tech and lo-fi communication. Engage! Comments are welcome …

Teaching Moment

Buzzwords Teaching Moment = The time at which learning a particular topic or idea becomes possible or easiest. Headlines Valerie Jarrett Calls Roseanne Barr’s Racist Tweet “A Teaching Moment” Planeta.com Learning https://planeta.com/teach Education

What’s in your toolbox?

Photo: toolbox Hey world – Interested in responsible travel , conscious travel and ecotourism? Here are tips on using social web channels including blogs and wikis and Facebook, Flickr, Slideshare, Twitter and YouTube. Online communication might be easier to understand if the tools we use were in actual toolbox. But the programs, apps, widgets and websites are creations of a digital, ephemeral age. Creating relevant communities for those interested …