Tuesday, February 7

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 4 of the class, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 4 is on top. This week's topic is ancient Greece in Myth-Folklore and a new version of the Ramayana in Indian Epics. If you have not turned in your Week 3 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment on Friday or on Saturday before 3PM, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Saturday or on Sunday or on Monday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. Remember: you need to wait on my comments back to you before going on to the next Storybook assignment.

Week 4 Internet: Coverpages. For your Internet assignment in Week 4, you will be publishing a coverpage for your Storybook. If you are using Google Sites, this means you will create a NEW SITE, and the homepage for that new site will be your Storybook coverpage. I hope you will enjoy creating a website for your Storybook. To see how the Storybooks for this semester are taking shape, here they are: Myth-Folklore Storybooks and Indian Epics Storybooks. Congratulations to the people who are ahead of schedule on their Storybooks! This list was updated at noon on Monday; I'll keep adding new Storybooks to the list as people turn in their Week 4 Internet assignments.

Tech Tip Emails. I got caught up on Tech Tip emails on Friday, and a new batch has come in over the weekend. It often takes me a week or two to get around to replying to those emails, but please don't let that hold you back - you can keep on doing Tech Tips for Week 4 and 5 and 6 and all the way through Week 15 if you want; you don't need to wait for a reply from me before going on to do another tip.

Tuesday Events on Campus. Dr. Jennifer D'Agostino, Head Veterinarian at the OKC Zoo, will be speaking about exotic animals and zookeeping on Tuesday evening at 7PM in Sutton Hall Room 312 - with snacks, too (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

February 7: Laura Ingalls Wilder. Today, February 7, marks the birthday in the year 1867 of the American author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. I'm sure many of you may have read her series of books about life growing up on the American frontier, starting with Little House in the Big Woods, and you might also have seen the old Michael Landon television series, Little House on the Prairie, which was (loosely) based on those books. You can read more about the life and career of Laura Ingalls Wilder in this Wikipedia article. This photograph shows the Ingalls family, with Caroline (mother) on the left, Carrie and Laura standing, then Charles (father) sitting, with Grace and Mary on the right (image source):