Friday, November 22

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 14! The Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now. Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Thursday.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Storybook stack. As of Friday morning, there were a few Storybooks still in the stack; you can see here the contents of the stack. If you turned in a Storybook before Friday, I will make sure to get comments back to you on Friday. If you turn something in on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, I will send you back comments on Monday morning. For those of you who want to get your Storybook points recorded before Thanksgiving, make sure you to your assignment(s) turned in by Sunday so that I can get back to you on Monday morning!

Thanksgiving Holiday. Week 14 actually lasts all the way through Sunday, December 1 (the Sunday after Thanksgiving). I would urge everybody to finish up their Week 14 assignments this weekend, but if you want to do those assignments the next weekend, that also works. There will be the usual grace period on Monday morning, December 2.

Final Grades. (repeat announcement) As you reach the points you need for your final grade in this class - 410 points for an A, 360 points for a B, 320 points for a C - let me know, and I'll record the letter grade for you there in the Desire2Learn Gradebook. You can mix and match whatever assignments you prefer to get the final points you need, but be careful as you make your choices so that you don't accidentally come up short of the points you will need.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Featured Tech Tip: Signature Generator. This little Tech Tip is a simple program to help you generate a custom signature file.

FREE Kindle eBook: : Myths and Legends of the Pacific Slope by Charles M. Skinner. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the legends of the American West that are included in the book.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is You must take the little potato with the big potato (an Irish proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. True of potatoes... and true of life also!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Yudhishthira's Journey to Hell. The illustration is by Evelyn Paul.

Friday Event on Campus: Tonight is the premiere of Coram Boy presented by University Theater... including our own Victoria Hines from Indian Epics in the cast! The show is in the Rupel Jones Theater at 8PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Storybook ballot results! Thanks to all of you who took the time to cast your ballot, and congratulations to the winners, to all the nominees, and to EVERYBODY who learned how to make your own website this semester: I hope that is a skill that will turn out to be useful to you in the future! :-)


Best Overall Storybook

Best Written Storybook

Most Creative Storytelling Style


Best Overall Storybook

Best Written Storybook

Most Creative Storybook Topic

Most Creative Storytelling Style

Most Informative Storybook

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed.