Thursday, February 3

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For those of you without reliable Internet access while campus is closed, contact me when you get back online to make arrangements for making up missed work.

Today is Thursday of WEEK 3 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 2 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit until noon today. For those of you in Myth-Folklore or World Lit, Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday.

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in a Storybook assignment on Sunday, you should have comments back from me. If you turned something in on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, it is probably still in the stack waiting for me to comment (contents of the stack). Please do not go on to the next Storybook assignment until you get my comments! If you want comments back faster, turn in your Storybook assignment before Sunday - since 60 or so people turn in their assignment when it is due (on Sunday), that means it takes me a while to read them all and reply.

Week 3 Internet: Website Check-Up. For your Week 3 Internet assignment, you will be checking up on your practice website and making sure you are 100% familiar with how GoogleSites works. If you are curious to see the practice websites that other people in class have already created, including some Storybook Coverpages, you can see the list here: World Literature, Myth-Folklore, Indian Epics.

Week 3 Read and Respond assignment. The Week 3 blog commenting assignment is not available yet; it will be available starting on Friday. The blog commenting assignment is the only assignment you cannot complete early, because people will still be adding posts to their blog today, Thursday. So please wait until midnight tonight when people should have finished their Week 3 blog posts, and then on Friday you can do the Read and Respond assignment.

Tech Tip emails. (repeat announcement) Until I get through the Storybook stack, I won't be responding to all the Tech Tip emails, but I'll get to that later in the week I hope (sometimes it even takes me until the next week to reply to those Tech Tip emails). Meanwhile, please feel free to go ahead and do more Tech Tips if you want. You certainly don't need to wait on my reply to your latest Tech Tip email for you to go ahead and do more of the Tech Tips.

February 3: Chinese New Year. Today, February 3, is the Chinese New Year - and this year it is the Year of the Rabbit (in Vietnam, it is the Year of the Cat, rather than the Rabbit). You can read more about the Chinese New Year tradition in this Wikipedia article. In the Chinese zodiac, the different animal years are also associated with different elements; the 2011 Rabbit is the metal rabbit (as for me I am a Dragon - a wood dragon, to be specific). Happy New Year!