Tuesday, October 23

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 10 of the class, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 10 is on top. This week's topic is fairy tales in Myth-Folklore and in Indian Epics you're finishing up Narayan's Mahabharata. Note: If you have not turned in your Week 9 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Week 10 Internet assignment: Extra credit option.
The Week 10 Internet assignment is available now! In addition to the usual assignment of reading three Storybooks and commenting on them, there is an additional "extra credit" option where you can read three more Storybooks and comment on them for an additional 6 points. I hope you will have fun with this extra credit option - it is a chance to visit the Storybooks from the other class!

Storybook Stack
. Because I was out of the office for much of the day on Monday, the Storybook stack is HUGE. I commented on the new stories turned in on Friday or Saturday, but not the revisions that people turned in on Friday or Saturday, and I have not even started on any of the Sunday or Monday stacks. You can check to make sure your assignment is in the stack: contents of the stack. I should be able to make good progress on the stack on Tuesday!

Finishing up the class: Storybooks. As I've mentioned before, there is no absolute requirement about the number of stories in a finished Storybook; based on your strategy for getting your points in the class, you can finish your Storybook with just three stories or even just two stories if you want - it is up to you! The Week 14 and Week 15 Storybook assignments are final revisions, so if you are stopping with just three stories, for example, you can skip Week 12 and Week 13 (the fourth story assignments) and go straight to the final revision assignments for your Storybook. So, you would turn in Week 10 (third story), Week 11 (third story revisions), and then the Week 14 and Week 15 final revision assignments. I hope that makes sense, and if you have any questions as you plan out your end-of-semester, just let me know!

Tuesday Events on Campus. There will be FREE Red Velvet Cake on To Die For and also sign-up for the Zombie 5K Run in the Union first floor lobby from 11:30AM - 12:30PM (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Technology Tuesday. You will continue to have visitors to your Ning comment wall this week, next week, and also in Week 12, so you might want to liven up your Ning profile page with your favorite YouTube Video. There's a Tech Tip for adding a YouTube video to your Ning profile page. Embedding is one of the best features of YouTube - you can include videos in all kinds of places. For example, I've embedded here in the announcements a music video by Maati Baani, collaborating with the French singer Dominique Sylvain (Joy Shanti):