Thursday, May 2

Today is Thursday of WEEK 15 of the class. Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday. This is the LAST FULL DAY of class!

Storybook stack. If you turned in a Storybook assignment by Wednesday at 10PM, you should have comments back from me and points recorded in the Gradebook. If you turned something in later than that, it may still in the stack. As always, you can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment!

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WEEK 15. Week 15 is different from other weeks, because it ends TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MAY 3, AT NOON. So, if you will be doing some Week 15 assignments to finish up the class, please be aware of this special schedule: all Week 15 assignments - including the Storybook assignment, Internet assignment, Blog Responding assignment, along with any extra credit you want to complete - must be completed by Friday, May 3, at noon.

Grading and points. (repeat announcement) As you now know from previous announcements, you need 410 points to get an A, 360 points to get a B, and 320 points to get a C. When you get the number of points you need, you are done! If you can let me know when you are done with the class, I will record the letter grade for you in the Gradebook so that you can be sure you are finished with everything for the class.

Thursday Events on Campus. OU's School of Musical Theatre presents On the Town at 8PM in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center (time-location-details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

May 2: Paolo Freire. Today marks the anniversary of the death of the great Brazilian educator Paolo Freire in 1997 (he was born in 1921). There are few educators of the 20th century whose vision and achievements rival those of Paolo Freire. You can read about his "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" in this detailed Wikpedia article, and Wikiquote also has a selection of quotes, e.g. "While no one liberates himself by his own efforts alone, neither is he liberated by others."