Class Procedures and Reminders:
Missed Assignments and Extra Credit. Especially if you have midterms going on in your other classes right now, you might miss some assignments in this class. That is not a problem; you can make up missing assignments later on with extra credit when you have more time — that is what the extra credit is for. To see how you are doing week by week, there is a Grading Chart here that I hope will be helpful. If you have questions about that, let me know.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
New Tech Tip: Last week I added two new Tech Tips to the Tech Tip list, a Pinterest Basics tip, and also this one about creating a Pinterest Portfolio. I've been adding some items to the class portfolios I made, and it's definitely a very fun way to bookmark and save things online!
Foreign Words in English: Today's foreign word in English is Singapore, which means "Lion-City," a name that comes from Sanskrit. For details, see this blog post. The image shows the famous mer-lion that is one of the symbols of the city:
Featured Storybook: Indian Horror Story: Tales of the Lingering Souls. This haunted house was owned by a mysterious man named Yash, whose eerie portrait has presided over a series of grisly deaths that echo the episodes of the ancient epics.
FREE Kindle eBook: Folklore of the Santal Parganas by Cecil Henry Bompas. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. The Santhal people live in eastern India.
Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is When the house is built, the carpenter is forgotten (a proverb from India). Details at the Proverb Lab. I was glad to find this Flickr photo of Indian carpenters to use for the poster since the proverb likewise comes from India!
Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image shows Ravana abducting Sita. You can see her dropping her jewelry while the great bird Jatayu confronts Ravana.
Thursday Event on Campus: As part of Black History Month, there will be a screening of Spike Lee's School Daze in Meacham at 7PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.
Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed.