Friday Update: There is nothing new to report, except that things seem to be going well, with some people even working ahead into Week 2 of the class, which is just great! For those of you who checked in earlier in the week, here are some changes I made over the past few days that you might want to be aware of:
- Word Counter. I've added a "word counter" to the right-hand sidebar of the Ning; I was thinking that might be helpful for checking the word count if you are not doing that in GoogleDocs beforehand. Let me know how that goes; I tested it on my computer (which is a Mac), and I hope it will work also work for those of you using Windows computers also.
- Tech Tips. I've added a few new Tech Tip options; you'll see they have a "new" icon next to them. I may or may not have time to add a few more new Tech Tips by the end of the week. I have a few more I really wanted to add this semester, so hopefully I will have time to do that.
- Blog Posts. I'm reading and replying to people's Introductions at the Ning; I may or may not have time to read and reply to your stories also - but if I don't leave a comment on your story, don't worry: you'll be getting comments back from other students at the end of next week, after everybody has had a chance to do those blog assignments.
- The Proofreading Stack. For those of you who have turned in the proofreading assignment for Week, I've put those in the stack - you can see that here - and I'll be reading and replying to those in batches, so you may have to wait a day or so before you get a reply from me. I post the stack list online so you can know I do have your assignment. (For those of you already working on Storybook assignments, they will go in the stack also.)
HAPPY NEW SEMESTER!