North House Folk School

Favorites One of our faves, the North House Folk School – 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 …

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 Embedded Tweets MiscAre there ways to take the ethos of …

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. DefinitionsA museum is a ‘permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open …

Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past two plus decades, 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 …

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 …

Academics

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

Native Innovation

Photo Native Innovation is a Native American and Veteran owned, full service network management company serving the southwestern United States. “We provide enterprise network services to corporate, educational, government, and medical customers. With a variety of support options, from pay-per-incident to annual maintenance agreements, you’ll be sure to find a solution that fits your budget. …