Nature Tracks

Photo One more way to visit the hinterlands of Australia – listening. For friends quaranstreaming, here is audio goodness from ABC Radio National presenting Nature Track, a series of delightfully slow soundscapes available on YouTube. This series is recorded by Ann Jones, host of ABC nature podcast Off Track, and YouTube animal series How Deadly. …

Zoom

Photo Zoom = to move or travel quickly Also: an app Making the most of the social web, we are seeking your tips on making the most of real-time video calls. Where is the conversation? Everywhere! Are you using Duo, Facetime, Facebook Messenger, Houseparty, Skype, Whatsapp, or Zoom? We explore this in depth: Key Linkszoom.usschedulemarketplacelocal …

Making the most of an unconference

Photo: 7MagicMountains Unconference = A facilitated, participant-driven event centered on a specific topic This is not your typical conference. An unconference engages participants without a formal agenda, instead encouraging attendees to organize their own agenda and action plans and talking up these achievements. Unconferences can be conducted face-to-face, online or better yet, both! This is …

TV

Photo Television (TV) = Radio with pictures Elsewhere on the WebTV Tropes TV Reviewshttps://www.consumerreports.org/cro/tvs.htmhttps://www.reviewed.com/televisionshttps://www.cnet.com/topics/tvs/best-tvs/ Features Buzzword BingoAppointment Viewing – Binge Viewing – Bottle Show – Broadcast – Cable – Cameo – Cliffhanger – Cold open – Commercial – Commercial Break – Credits – Digital – DVR – Emmy Awards – Episode – Finale – Free …

Rarámuri

Indigenous Peoples The Copper Canyon is home to the Tarahumara, or in their own language, they are the Rarámuri, ‘those who walk through life correctly.’ The Rarámuri are the second largest Indigenous group north of Mexico City (the Diné or Navajo in the United States are the first). They are famous for their long distance …

International Decade of Indigenous Languages

Poster The United Nations has declared an International Decade of Indigenous Languages (Decenio Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas), 2022-2032. Key Linksunesco.org/news/building-legacy-2019-international-year-indigenous-languages Questions Does the International Decade of Indigenous Languages have an official website? Hashtag? How is the ‘International Decade of Indigenous Languages’ translated in other languages? How can Indigenous peoples participate in the International Decade? …

VHS

Buzzwords VHS = (short for Video Home System). Standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes in the 1980s Videos How to Repair a VHS Tape HeadlinesVHS tapes are back in vogue as everything old is new againDon’t Throw Away Your VHS TapesWhere to buy a VCR ElsewhereFacebook.com/marketplace/category/vhs-players WikipediaVHS Planeta

Where is the conversation?

Photo: 7MagicMountains A conversation is communication among two or more people. Impactful conversations occurs when people listen to one another over time. It’s not an easy task. Just staying in touch is compounded by a multiplicity of platforms and apps. It’s impossible to be everywhere at once, but let’s find ways to be more approachable …